Empower Children’s Academy: A Wonderful Start for All Children
All children, not just preschoolers with a disability, are welcome at Empower Children’s Academy. Here, each child is seen as an individual, and works closely with our teachers thanks to low student-to-teacher ratios. S/he receives the supports needed to be ready for kindergarten.
Another aspect of our school that contributes to kindergarten readiness is its set-up. It is comprised of two hallways of classrooms, a gym, rooms where occupational, speech and physical therapy are conducted including a sensory room whose soothing atmosphere rejuvenates students and an enclosed outdoor playground and garden. Classrooms are clean, spacious and stocked with materials to facilitate your child’s imagination and natural desire to learn.
Your child’s classmates will be a mix of typically-developing children and preschoolers with a disability. Through this experience, your child will learn acceptance of differences and empathy, two aspects of emotional intelligence that will benefit them throughout their life.
Because we support preschoolers with a disability including getting them evaluated, Children’s Academy teachers and staff have extra knowledge and experience to be excellent advocates for your child and your family. We can help you in communicating with your school district, and in making sure your child’s needs continue to be supported as they get ready to transition to kindergarten.
Finally, we are affordable – below competitors’ prices – and offer half- and full-day programming as well as before- and after-school care to accommodate work schedules.
In choosing your child’s preschool, please consider Empower Children’s Academy, which has more resources than traditional preschools and as an integrated school, offers students additional learning opportunities.
Charles Dieteman Donates $910 to Empower
Charles Dieteman is a sophomore at Lewiston Porter High School who has cerebral palsy. Each year, he conducts fundraisers to raise cerebral palsy awareness and funds which he donates to Empower. In 2018-19 alone, Charles raised $910, which he presented our CEO Jeff Paterson recently. Standing alongside Charles is his mom, Tara McLellan and the Lewport staff who help him in his efforts.
Charles is driven to help his classmates and the community better understand cerebral palsy. Beyond that, Charles shows through his own actions that disabilities are not limitations, but opportunities to come together and help everyone realize their dreams. Charles manages several varsity athletic teams and volunteers whenever he can. He loves to garden, travel and meet more people to spread his message of what is possible through shared purpose. Charles, you are an amazing person, and we thank you for your generous support.