Pike County Early Childhood School Programs
The Pike County Board of DD, Early Childhood and Family Center strives to provide
a caring, supportive, and student-centered program. Our small class size allows teachers
the opportunity to individualize instruction and make each student a priority. Intervention
Specialists provide specially designed instruction to meet the needs of every student
according to their Individual Education Plan (IEP). The current Curriculum implemented
at the Center is the Unique Learning System (ULS) which is aligned with Ohio
Extended Content Standards. It is an online, interactive curriculum designed for students
with special needs. Differentiation is achieved through leveled lessons to meet each student's current instructional level. Each classroom is equipped with Epson Projectors,
IPADS, PCs, and laptops.
Teachers and staff participate in ongoing professional development to support continued overall improvements in our program.
The Early Childhood and Family Center school program serves students living in Pike County through referrals from the local school districts. To be eligible for school-age students should have multiple areas of disability and be determined appropriate by the IEP team. Anyone interested in enrollment, please contact our Director of Student Programs, Susie Beavers at 740-289-1681
Related services including Occupational, Physical, and Speech and Language Therapies are provided within the classroom setting. The integration of services supports a holistic approach allowing the students to practice skills throughout the school day. PCBDD currently partners with Adena Pike and the Ross/Pike Educational Service District to provide therapy services to students enrolled in the school program. For more information on Therapy Services see link below.
The ECFC program strives to provide students with a variety of opportunities to participate in meaningful recreational activities at school, home and community. Our goal is to provide students with appropriate support systems to encourage interpersonal skills, decision making and self-fulfillment.
Special Olympics-Athletes eight and older participating in our program are eligible for Special Olympics. Our program participates in Bowling and Track and Field. Bowling events are held twice a year at Shawnee Lanes Chillicothe. Track and Field events are held in the Spring at Rio Grande.
Each classroom takes advantage of the activities and recreational facilities available in Pike County. We visit local parks, public playgrounds, walking trails, libraries, restaurants and other local businesses. It is always our goal to integrate our students into the community and give them the opportunity to explore recreational options.
Family Nights-Each school year our program organizes family events at the Center. Some include Sensory Night, Annual Christmas Concert, and others based on the need of the students.
FOR CLOSING AND DELAYS WE USE THE ONE TEXT SYSTEM. PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL AT 740-289-1681 TO RECEIVE A TEXT OR PHONE CALL WITH WEATHER OR BUILDING CLOSURE INFORMATION.