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The Learning Program

Classes & Registration

Toddler Time Classes

Miss the age cut-off for our Early Childhood class? No worries! We have created a new Toddler Time class. This class is specifically created for parents who have kids that just miss our cut-off date but want to start working with them. We do have limited slots so if you are interested please register soon.

 

This class meets 4 times per year. You will learn some of the basic Learning Program strategies and tactics that can be easily implemented at a young age. See Calendar for class dates/times/location

$200 for the year

Early Childhood Classes

These classes are for anyone new to the program with a child 2-to 4-years old. This class focuses on development of pre-literacy, language, and numeracy skills. Classes involve a short parent lecture followed by play-based learning with the parent and child together.

 

The EC format is a 1-½ hour parent/child format in which the parent receives a lecture for 30 minutes and then joins their child for the remaining hour in circle time and at various centers. Please note: your child must be 2 by July 31, 2019 to be eligible for this program. 

 

This class meets once/month from Sept - May - see calendar for class dates/times/location

$350 for the year

Level 1 Classes (Ages 4 - 7* years)

Level 1 is our foundational class and is for anyone new to the program or returning students 4-to 7-years old. Students entering this class should be able to match picture-to-picture and understand at least 50 words (students do not need to be verbal). This class focuses on building literacy and math skills and enhancing learning at school and home.

 

Parent lectures align with subjects learned in Kindergarten/First Grade.  Please note: your child should be 4 by July 31, 2019 or should have attended the Early Childhood Class to be eligible to enter Level 1. They should be able to match, follow routines, separate from parents easily, and attend to adult directed tasks for 5+ minutes.  This class meets once/month on Saturday mornings from 830 - 10:00 a.m.

 

Click "register for this class" for class dates and tuition information or go to calendar. 

$350 for the year

Level 2 Classes (Ages 5 - 9* years)

Level 2 is for students who have repeated Level 1 or anyone new to the program with a child between the ages of 5 and 9 years old, depending on skill level (please note, age range is just a guideline).  The lecture and materials in Level 2 build on those acquired in Level 1, adding higher level literacy skills (spelling and comprehension) and introducing addition, time and money. This class meets once/month on Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Click "register for this class" for class dates and tuition information or go to calendar. 

$350 for the year

Level 3 Classes (Ages 8 - 12* years)

Level 3 is for students who have repeated Level 2 or anyone new to the program between 8 and 13+ years old, depending on skill level (please note, age range is just a guideline).  The lecture and materials in Level 3 continue to build on those acquired in Level 2, continuing with literacy and math skills (comprehension, grammar, writing, subtraction, higher-level math skills) and adding a focus on building independence and social skills (friendships, character traits, etc.).  This class meets once/month on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Click "register for this class" for class dates and tuition information or go to calendar. 

$350 for the year

Junior Grad Group

Our Jr. Grad Group is for students who have completed our Learning Program Level 3 class and are interested in staying involved with their friends.  This is a "pre-cursor" to our Maren Prep Classes: Jr. Grad Group is a great way to build social skills while interspersing continued academic skills as well.  This class involves working on greetings, etiquette, games, etc., as well as everyday math and reading skills such as reading a menu and ordering in a restaurant.  It's a fun time and is a great way to enjoy friends!  This class meets once/month on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Click "register for this class" for class dates and tuition information or go to calendar. 

$250 for the year

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Questions?

What are Learning Program classes? 

 

The Learning Program of St. Louis is an educational program offered for parents and children with Down syndrome between the ages of 2 - 10+ years.  Our Learning Program classes are parent/child focused and empower parents to teach their children literay, math and other skills using evidence-based materials and methods.  The St. Louis program is in partnership with The Learning Program of Orange County in California.  It supplements formal literacy and math education through direct instruction to parents and children with customized materials and support.  Please note: parents also attend our Learning Program classes 

Does your child just miss the 2 year old cut-off? 

 

Check out our Toddler Time Class, created specifically for those who just miss the age cut-off.

Is your child older than 10 years (or in middle school/high school)? 

 

Check out our Maren Prep classes or contact us and we will work to support you and your child.

More Questions? 

 

Try our FAQs or contact us directly