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CEC - Renshaw Early Childhood Center - Comments

"My twin boys were born nine weeks premature. Their participation in the Group Intervention class has been instrumental in the boys' development. I see progress in areas of speech, sensory and social development; they are learning transition between activities; they are being exposed to more teaching methods and people serving in the "teaching" roles. This Group Intervention class offers these learning opportunities to children and parents. Many people would not think twice about their children participating in a story time or craft activity, following instructions during snack, or playing and communicating with other children. But for many of us, all of these tasks are a "very big deal" for our children. I also see the value of this "hands-on" experience for the WKU students. By working with my boys, they have been exposed to several specific developmental issues and to the work of professional therapists in the community. I am an avid believer that so many of our learning and behavior related school problems could be prevented if early childhood intervention services were more readily available to parents."


- Julie Allen



"The Big Red School has been a blessing for our family. Christian has grown immensely because of having the chance to attend the Big Red School with Lisa Murphy and her staff. Christian began his journey with limited speech and the inability to even acknowledge other children were around. Now, with the help of Big Red School, he can have a conversation with others and is learning how to make friends and how to deal with his world. Christian's progress would not have been achieved without the help of the Big Red School and their intensive early intervention. Their support fills a vital need in our community for not only early education but for parent networking and support. With limited financial resources, we could never afford the services if they were not offered through this program."


- Tracy Lawrence



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