The Learning Program™
January 2017 thru May 2017
St. Francis Eastside
It's almost time for the second set of sessions of The Learning Program™. The DSFA started this pilot series in May 2016 and hosted monthly sessions through November. The Learning Program™ was created to bridge the gap between research and practice. Although researchers continue to discover more about how people with Down syndrome learn, their insight has been slow to filter to parents and teachers.The program focuses on parents as first-teachers for their children, bringing the fruits of research into practice. Knowledgeable parents can work more effectively with their children and give them a jump-start on education.The program also arms parents to serve as capable advocates for their children in the educational process, starting with Level 1 (K5, 1st & 2nd grades) through Level 4 (3rd to 5th grades) with a Graduate Program afterwards (Middle School). The course is intended to equip parents with resources, tools, and learning practices to supplement the traditional education/classroom. Parents will then take the learning materials home to implement with their child.
The Learning Program is a large investment for the organization. The DSFA is incurring the majority of the cost (around 70%), leaving the cost for the second part of this pilot series (6 sessions) at only $90. Classes are scheduled monthly from 6PM-8PM, January through May (two classes in May). Classes are for parents only (no childcare will be provided).
For questions about this program, please contact Sarah Johnson of the DSFA Education Committee.