Jan 16, 2017
Grant Wood AEA Participates in LEAP (Learning Experiences: an Alternative Program for Preschoolers)
Grant Wood AEA is involved with a two-year project with the Iowa Department of Education to do three Early Childhood LEAP replication classroom sites - one in Linn-Mar and two in Cedar Rapids.
LEAP (Learning Experiences: an Alternative Program for Preschoolers)
classrooms focus on engaging children who are developing typically and
those on IEPs (especially those who are at risk of being on the autism
spectrum) in social relationships.
As we work with the two consultants from The University of Colorado, Denver, they have been so pleased with the progress the EC teachers are making under the guidance of GWAEA consultants, Melanie Reese and Peggy Daugherty, they have started working on data sheets with the teachers - something that often does not happen until the second year in the project.