Children of all Abilities Learn and Grow Together
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Monday, January 22, 2024
The Easterseals Iowa Child Development Center opened at the Easterseals Iowa Camp Sunnyside location in July 2002. Parents didn’t want to have to separate their typically developing child and their child with a disability and send them to different childcare centers. They wanted their children to be able to learn and grow together. The answer was a Child Development Center at Camp Sunnyside, where children with and without disabilities ages six weeks to five years old play and learn together in a fully integrated setting.
"Keegan came to his foster parents as a very quiet child for the most part. When he did talk it was difficult to understand him. He had big emotions and a hard time following directions and interacting with his peers. Since he started at Easterseals, his speech has improved and he has full conversations that will talk your ear off, if you let him. He has grown into a much better listener and doesn’t struggle as much with direction now. He has made many friends and has learned how to play with them and has more social interactions. Keegan is a very sweet little boy and it is a joy working with him and his supportive family." Easterseals Child Development Center Staff
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