Kansas City Chapter


Chapter Mission

The commitment of the professional membership has been the key to the success of the Association for Learning Environments. We must now build on this tradition by increasing our membership to include sectors now under-represented within the organization. Increasing membership from the communities we serve to include minorities and urban school personnel.


Region / Chapter Member Care Manager: Donna Robinson

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FREE EVENT

 Date:      February 22, 2017

Time:     7:30 am –9:00 am

Place:    Blue Valley Hilltop Learning Center

                7700 W 143rd Street

                Overland Park, KS 66223

 Join us on Wednesday Morning, February 22nd at 7:30 am for a tour of the Blue Valley Early Learning Center. We’ll begin this free event with a kick off video about high quality early education environments and Kendall Burr, Principal, Early Childhood Programs, will share her insight on the project. You’ll hear and see firsthand what has been a success with this exceptional learning environment in a non-traditional building and how these students are discovering and learning to their greatest potential every day.

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What is the Hilltop Learning Center?


The Blue Valley Early Childhood program impacts nearly 900 children per year with developmental screening, speech/language services, community intervention, and classrooms.  Within our 26 classrooms, we serve approximately 350 students each year.

Our classrooms serve 3-5 year olds, about half of whom have a delay or disability.  Within each classroom of approximately 12 students, half are students with an Individualized Education Plan and half are students who enroll as typically developing peers.  Students attend for 4 half-days per week, following the school calendar.

Our classrooms are served by certified early childhood special education teachers, paraeducators (classroom assistants), speech language pathologists, and occupational therapists.  Other services such as physical therapy or services for children who are visually impaired are available as needed by individual children.  Nearly all of our intervention takes place in the context of naturally occurring classroom routines.

 

 

Midwest Great Lakes Regional Conference

Blurring the Lines Between Architecture and Education
April 20-22, 2017
Blurring the Lines Between Architecture and Education
The Drake Hotel
Chicago, Illinois

 

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