Our preschool program builds solid educational and social foundations for Deaf children ages 3 and up who live in the 23-county RSD service area surrounding Rochester, Western, and Central New York. Utilizing a variety of assessment and curriculum materials, our multifaceted approach addresses the unique needs of each Deaf and hard-of-hearing child and his or her family. Through our center-based full-day program, full and inclusive direct communication through ASL is a critical aspect of each child’s daily experience.

What we offer:

  • A small teacher-to-student ratio allows for individual instruction and assessment.
  • Acquisition of both ASL and English through a bilingual environment rich in these languages.
  • Enhanced language skill development resulting in children who become bilingual.
  • In-class support to maximize sign language development.
  • In-class and 1:1 support from an audiologist and a speech teacher to optimize the use of amplification, including hearing aids and cochlear implants.
  • Culturally relevant experiences are infused throughout the curriculum.
  • On-going collaboration between the family, classroom teacher, and our evaluation team.
  • Innovative and research-based "best practices" instruction.
  • ASL, Art, library, physical education, and music classes that enhance the preschool curriculum.