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Classroom Aides

leepforwardslide1Classroom aides are wonderful ideas for children who are in a typical preschool classroom, but may need extra assistance to take the best advantage of their experience. Our aides can assist your child in following classroom routines and transitions and help teachers modify the curriculum to best fit your child’s individual strengths and differences. One of the best ways to utilize classroom aide services is during times of unstructured play. Many children find establishing meaningful friendships and interactions challenging when dealing with the demands of a preschool classroom. An aide can help facilitate interactions by supporting your child’s ideas, assisting in problem solving and negotiating and helping with social language and non-verbal gestures.

Our aides are firm believers in open and direct communication with both teachers and parents. Teachers are encouraged to have an open dialogue with the aide to discuss strategies and brainstorm on challenges. Children will be sent home with a daily note describing their progress each and every day, and aides are always available to talk with parents, as well.

Classroom Aides:

  • Have training in the DIR/Floortime® model and social facilitation
  • Have at least a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and experience working with children
  • Have undergone a background check
  • Love to play!

All classroom aides must be supervised at least once monthly in their work environment. This supervision will last for one hour in the classroom. It may involve direct coaching of the aide in the moment or an observation with discussion afterwards. Each aide’s supervisor will also check in with the classroom teacher at this time. The frequency of this supervision will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Charges for supervision will be applied to invoices.

Please contact Erika Larson, M.Ed, D.T. at erika@leepforward.com

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