SARASOTA, Fla. — The Haven, an established non-profit with a 60-year legacy of providing programs and services for children and adults with disabilities, has been awarded a 10k grant through The Libertore Fund for Children. This grant will support initiatives to provide therapy and scholarships for children enrolled in academic programs at The Selby Preschool; an inclusive Montessori-style center for early learning at The Haven.
The school provides occupation, speech and physical therapy during school hours through a partnership with The Kidspot. “Therapists and Selby academic educators work together to build individualized curriculums of care for our students.” says The Haven’s Selby Preschool Director Missy Eckenrod, “What our students learn in their personal and group therapy sessions are later integrated in their classrooms and applied to their school lessons.” Therapy sessions, such as those provided at The Selby Preschool, can improve cognitive, physical and fine motor skills while addressing psychological, social, and environmental factors that impact a child’s well-being and future educational goals.
“We are profoundly grateful for the generosity of The Libertore Fund for Children. With over half of the children and their families we serve falling under the Federal poverty level, our services are especially necessary for the community.” says The Haven’s CEO Brad Jones. “Funds from the grant will also be applied to need-based academic scholarships for Selby students residing in Sarasota-Manatee.”
The Selby Preschool program at The Haven provides opportunities for educational growth in a warm, supportive, and engaging environment for children with exceptional needs and individuals considered typically developmental. Selby Preschool educators collaborate with you and your child to create meaningful early childhood experiences centered on activities, routines, and expectations that accommodate, complement, and support your child’s unique abilities. For more details about The Selby Preschool call Missy Eckenrod at 941-355-8808 x.207 or email meckenrod@CommunityHaven.org.