Distinct Abilities Program (DAP) is an academic preschool where children six weeks through six years, can build a solid foundation in which they can explore and discover their own "distinct abilities".
Distinct Abilities provides children with language, mathematics, science, and cultural curriculum in the class room while encouraging and developing socialization and self-led direction. This environment provides each child the opportunity to explore his/her surroundings and share in the joy of mentoring children while still learning from others. DAP has TWO educational programs in SEPARATE classrooms. The traditional classroom offers children exposure to the five domains: physical, social, cognitive, communicative, and adaptive in an advanced academic setting allowing children to explore these areas at a pace conductive to their own personal growth.
The specialized classroom offers the same academic opportunities to children with Downs syndrome, Autism, and other developmental delays which ultimately lead to success in the social world. The curriculum has specific units designed to target these children's learning differences so they may achieve a high level of understanding their environment and enable them to establish self'-help while grasping academic concepts.
The individualized attention to each child's specific needs in either program is vital to their personal success.
The goal for DAP is to offer a personal approach with each family, so every child's specific needs can be met. Our staff will love your children and create a lasting bond with your family. We, as early child educators, in a partnership with parents, will continue to explore new ways we can help all children.