Every year suicide claims more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined, and yet suicide prevention doesn’t get anywhere near the funding given to other leading causes of death. Developing Healthy Kids is a segment designed to help raise awareness and aid in suicide prevention.Together we can change the conversation about mental health and put a stop to this tragic loss of life.
Our ECSE, Early Childhood Special Education, is a program that is funded by the Rockford Public Schools, and the state and federal governments. Each child is tested by the early childhood diagnostic team, and only those with a delay in one or more developmental areas qualify for programming. Once a child qualifies, goals and objectives are written based on test results and parental input. The child’s daily instruction focuses on specific goals and objectives, as well as age-appropriate and developmental skills.
R1TS programs help provide the necessary support and training for students who are not quite ready to meet the demands of life after high school. R1TS concentrates on the four areas of Transition: Employment, Post-Secondary Education, Community Involvement and Home Living. All programs require students to be able to communicate needs and tend to personal management issues, as they work toward their identified IEP Transition goals.
All students in grades K-2 are screened three times a year to monitor progress throughout the curriculum. Some students may show that they need additional assistance mastering the skills at their grade level. These students are then referred to the CAT team and possible placement in Tier II or Tier III for interventions. District reading assessments and The Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) are used as assessment tools.