To provide a safe and nurturing environment in which children can connect, communicate, and create.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: NEW CLASS DATES POSTED JULY 28TH, 2021!
July 28th through September 1st, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Our Summer 2021 sessions will be held at our school:
3400 Michelson Dr. Suite 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.
Directors & Managers
Patty Ramsey LMFT
Director of Students & Families
Rose Holland MSW
Erica Nguyen, LCSW
Community Health Manager
Administration & Coordinators
Social Skills Coordinator
Teachers & Education Specialists
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
Sabrina Schuck, Chair, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, UC Irvine
Maryam Abdullah, Advisor, Parenting Program Director, Greater Good Science Center, UC Berkeley
John Brady, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Education, Chapman University
Wendy Goldberg, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, Psychological Sciences, UC Irvine
Ron Kotkin, Ph.D., Clinical Professor Emeritus, Pediatrics, UC Irvine
Matt Koury, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Clinical Professor, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, UCLA
Kimberley Lakes, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Psychiatry, UC Riverside
Marc Lerner, M.D., Clinical Professor Emeritus, Pediatrics, UC Irvine