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CRCC helping special needs kids, families during pandemic

Posted at 11:53 AM, Aug 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-14 12:53:52-04

If you have a child with special needs, remote learning can be even more of a challenge for them.

"Zoom for kids that have sensory processing disorders, a Zoom call is like you are at five different rock bands for those kids,” said CRCC CEO/President Anne Constantino. “It is really difficult for them to be able to do what they need to in the classroom to maximize their potential.”

With plenty of indoor space and various rooms, as well as outdoor space, staff at CRCC says their kids get a lot more personalized care from their specially certified and licensed teachers.

"We chose CRCC because of their peer model pre-school,” said mom Mikala Stroh. “It is a great opportunity for kids to learn that everybody deserves an education and it has diversity and it is a great place for inclusion and it is a great place for everyone to reach their full potential."

They take kids as young as six weeks old all the way up to the age of 21.

"Life is complex, there's no question about it. Throw in a pandemic and families are being stretched and the kids feel it,” Constantino said. “We are here to support families during this time. We have the resources they need to make sure they do not fall off a cliff."

To make sure kids do get the extra care they need, they assign one teacher to every four kids.

KMTV has a community partnership with CRCC. If you do have a child in need, they say reach out to them and don't let financial shortfalls stand in the way.