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Mission

To provide a safe and nurturing environment in which children can connect, communicate, and create.

Vision

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For each child to realize his or her unique social, emotional, and academic potential.

The Children’s School integrates comprehensive social teaching and applied behavior analysis strategies into the classroom in a student-centered learning environment.

Led by nationally recognized pioneers in the field of behavioral health, The Children’s School is at the forefront of integrative science and education, providing dynamic opportunities for students with ADHD and related challenges with executive function.

Our Program

The Children’s School is a non-profit private school serving children and adolescents in grades three through eight. We provide small classroom sizes with highly individualized planning. We are also certified by the California Department of Education to serve children who are eligible for Special Education services in a non-public school setting (NPS).

Specially trained educators, paraprofessionals, and professionals provide a comprehensive approach to educating the whole individual, providing the necessary support for students to reach their own academic, social and behavioral potential.

 

THE CLASSROOM

Our teachers design and deliver a robust educational curriculum aligned with Common Core California State Standards. Each classroom teacher is supported by a team of two behavioral paraprofessionals with specialized undergraduate training at the University of California, Irvine Child Development Lab. Together, this team provides a comprehensive, individually-tailored program that ensures all students can best access their academic instruction.

 

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Licensed behavioral health professionals partner with each classroom team to provide daily on-site consultation and in-vivo counsel for students as needed. All students also participate in a daily group social skills sessions led by these same professionals, which emphasize self-awareness, self-regulation, effective communication, and social problem solving.

 

FAMILY HEALTH

Parents attend regular group family education sessions with the same behavioral health professionals working with their children to learn to develop in-home supports aligned with those that their children experience in the classroom. Families set unique and specific goals that give their children a way to chart their individual progress and experience success.

 

INNOVATION

Informed by our Scientific Advisory Board, and in collaboration with nationally and internationally recognized scholars, we are driven to find new and better ways to help students reach their potential and create a place for families to change what it means to live with ADHD and other related challenges. The Children’s School’s innovative spirit is energized by its deep connection to the 30-year history of the Child Development Center School program at the University of California, Irvine, the source of numerous national research studies informing best practices in the education of and support for children with ADHD.

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Parent Education

TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EVENING PROGRAM INCLUDE:

  • A review of evidence-based strategies for supporting children with Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (AD), and related challenges
  • Managing difficult behaviors common in children aged 6 to 12 years with executive functioning challenges
  • Applying evidence-based strategies in real-life situations
  • Positive discipline techniques – Delivering effective praise, attention, and directions
    • Establishing and maintaining a home-based reward system for any age
    • Implementing cognitive behavioral approaches to conflict resolution
    • Managing sibling relationships
  • Parent self-care and extended family relationships

 

WHEN: 2021-22 School Year (dates subject to change)

Wednesday Evenings 6:00 to 8:00 p.m

Fall Session: 10/6/21 to 11/10/21

Winter Session: 1/12/22 to 2/16/22

Spring Session: 3/2/22 to 4/6/22

 

LOCATION

The Children's School

3400 Michelson Dr, Ste 200

Irvine, CA 92612

 

Please contact us at 949.812.6222 for more information.

The cost of the course is $850.

*This course is for PARENTS ONLY. Childcare is not available during in-person sessions.

FAQs

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Our Family

Leadership

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Patty+Ramsey

Patty Ramsey LMFT

Director of Students & Families

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Rose Holland MSW

Programs Director

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Erica Nguyen, LCSW

Director of Community Health

Administration & Coordination

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Carol Reed

Admissions Coordinator

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Mary Gonzalez

Social Skills Coordinator

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Josh Brown

Program Coordinator

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Mariam Babuji

Administrative Assistant

Faculty

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Rachel Newman

General Education Teacher

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Kelli Caruso

Education Specialist Teacher

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Lindsey McKee

Education Specialist Teacher

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Karen Ketterer

Education Specialist Substitute Teacher

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Karen Lerner

Principal & Educational Therapist

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Han Bit (Sally) Choi

Education Specialist Teacher

Behavior Support Team

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Chris Tulio

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Robbie Peyton

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Rachel Stokes

Karen+Sosa

Karen Sosa

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Diana Chavez

Behavior Specialist

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Emily Phan

Behavior Specialist

Officers & Board of Directors

David Allison, President/CFO, Board Member

Gene Witkin, Secretary, Board Member

Danielle Allison, Board Member

Cambria Cline, Board Member

Marci Surfas, Board Member

Scientific Advisory Board

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Sabrina Schuck, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, UC Irvine, Chair

Maryam Abdullah, Ph.D., Parenting Program Director, Greater Good Science Center, UC Berkeley, Advisor

John Brady, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Education, Chapman University, Advisor

Wendy Goldberg, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, Psychological Sciences, UC Irvine, Advisor

Ron Kotkin, Ph.D., Clinical Professor Emeritus, Pediatrics, UC Irvine, Advisor

Matt Koury, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Clinical Professor, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, UCLA, Advisor

Kimberley Lakes, Ph.D., Professor, Psychiatry, UC Riverside, Advisor

Marc Lerner, M.D., Clinical Professor Emeritus, Pediatrics, UC Irvine, Advisor