ExCEL - (Exceptional Children's Early Learning)
Our birth-to-three program provides a full range of services for children with developmental delays or disabilities. Services are provided in the child's natural setting (home, daycare, etc.) and are provided within a parent coaching model that teaches parents to incorporate therapy into the family's everyday lives.
ExCEL is committed to providing early intervention services in a way that makes sense for each family. The Sherwood team will involve the family in the assessment process and will provide ideas and techniques to help a family enhance their child's development and learning potential in the home or other community setting. A Family Research Coordinator helps each family to understand and participate in the evaluation process and to choose services based on the individual needs of the child and family.
Does Early Intervention help?
The earlier a child's development delays are discovered, the more opportunities there are for a child to increase skills and abilities before they enter school. The goal is to help children fully participate in social, learning and movement activities with their family and in their community.
Who does ExCEL serve?
Our program is for children ages birth to 36 months and their families. Eligibility is based on a diagnosed disability or a delay in one or more of the following areas:
ExCEL Program Photo Album
We value parents as their children's first and most important teachers and models.
We recognize that the relationship created between parents and infants during the earliest years of life has a profound impact on later growth and development, self-esteem, school performance, and life achievements.
We work in partnership with the family to enhance the child's development and support the family's knowledge, skills, and abilities as they interact with and raise their child.
For additional information about the ExCEL program, please contact Julie Adams, ExCEL Program Manager at (425) 334-4071.