Dearest Friends of Partners in Learning,
We have had a very exciting few weeks.
The “Spread the Word to End the Word” campaign at PIL garnered hundreds of signatures! It is not too late to sign the pledge online. Visit here: http://epartnersinlearning.org/spread-the-word-to-end-the-word-march-2-2016/.
Dr. Seuss week was a tremendous success. The children and teachers had a blast!
Partners in Learning received the JP Garrison Autism Education Grant from the Cabarrus County Chapter of the Autism Society of North Carolina to purchase two specialized swings for children on the autism spectrum.
Thank you for helping us continue our daily goal of providing a warm, nurturing environment for all children entrusted to our care. We are dedicated to the philosophy that every child in our care is unique and special, and we love each and every one of them.
CSEFEL Training (March 16, 2016) – http://www.epartnersinlearning.org/csefel-training-opportunity/
Spirit Night (March 16, 2016)- http://epartnersinlearning.org/chick-fil-a-spirit-night/
Essential Signs (March 22, 2016)- http://epartnersinlearning.org/sign-language-workshop/
Spring Break Camp (March 29-April 1, 2016)- http://epartnersinlearning.org/fly-high-into-spring-break-camp/
Lego Extravaganza (April 2, 2016)- http://epartnersinlearning.org/lego-extravaganza/
PIL Summer Camp (Beginning June 9, 2016)- http://epartnersinlearning.org/pil-summer-camp-2016/
Swing Therapy for Autistic Children
Marina Mironov has some interesting thoughts regarding swinging as therapy.
She writes, “Most of us have no problem combining all our senses. For children with autism however, it’s a mighty challenging task. Processing stimuli from the senses of sight, smell, sound, touch, taste, balance and body is overwhelming. Those suffering from autism will often withdraw to avoid over stimulation, or try to sort out the input from their senses with self-developed soothing mechanisms and repetitive behaviors. The motion of swinging restores balance to the vestibular system, provides proprioceptive input (deep pressure) and generally helps children on the autistic-spectrum feel more “in balance”.
Register for Summer Camp
Each week, campers jump into exciting sports programs, exploring nature, becoming involved in performing arts, playing a part in group activities, and attending special events.
A camp is only as good as its staff, and we are extremely proud of ours. Talent, creativity, love of children, leadership and devotion make our camp staff the heart and soul of this program. Our trained camp staff are doing exactly what they enjoy most: spending a summer inspiring campers to explore, reach for new heights, and expand their horizons.
Teacher of the Month- Laura Medford
Laura is always willing to lend a helping hand, and if you are a little down she can cheer you up. She carries herself with confidence and truly enjoys being in her class (her second home). She truly inspires to do what you do with love! ~ Elena Avilez
See What’s on the Blog
Partners in Learning in thrilled to announce the launch of our new website! Check out our new blog here