Whispering Pines Preschool provides comprehensive center-based and home based services to babies, toddlers and preschool age children, based on learning through developmentally appropriate experiences, sensory-based exploration and play. We encourage building relationships for growth in social-emotional, movement, language and cognitive areas.
Whispering Pines Preschool is an approved preschool special education provider of the New York State Education Department , as well as a New York State Early Intervention Service Provider for the statewide Early Intervention Program under Title II-A of Article 25 of the Public Health Law. We are also licensed as a daycare provider by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.
CREATING A WILLING LEARNER
Presented by: Thomas M. Caffrey, M.Ed, BCBA
This training will emphasize the importance of language development in the Early Intervention and Preschool population of children with autistic spectrum disorders and other related disabilities. We will spend time learning about recognizing and creating motivation within difficult to motivate children, the topography of communication systems, how to maximize your teaching time with regard to the type of response system that is appropriate for different learners (picture, manual, vocal verbal behavior), and how to shape it to be more functional in everyday communication. In order to take this VBN training to a more in-depth level, break away sessions will be utilized to practice the skills you will take away from this course not only to enhance how you are teaching, but to increase practice opportunities for our youngest learners to improve outcomes at an optimal rate.
The material within this training is geared toward professionals and small teaching teams who wish to enhance their classroom and/or individual teaching techniques (Special Educators, Regular Educators, SLPs, OTs, PTs, Social Workers, BCBAs). Educators will leave this training with the tools necessary for immediate application and noticeable change within the learners they work with on an individual, small group and classroom-based level. Certificate of course completion will be provided at the end of the second day.
1/31 & 2/1/14
*Sign in at 8:15
$150.00 per person
**Space is limited. Register today!
Registration is non-refundable
Whispering Pines Preschool
(at the Clara S. Bacon Elementary Building)
40 Henrietta Boulevard
Amsterdam, NY 12010
PLEASE NOTE: Completed registration forms and payment must be received by Monday January 27, 2014. Any registration after that date will include an additional fee and you must call to confirm availability.
Please call Max at (518) 875-6141 with questions, or email Amy at AFrank@wppkids.com. Please put "training" in the subject line.
**A link to a downloadable registration form is located under the "Parent Info" page.**
Congratulations Cobleskill Site!
Our Cobleskill division of Whispering Pines won the award for "Best Exhibit Preschool Work" at the Schoharie County Sunshine Fair this year and received a check for $35. A special congratulations goes to all of our staff and kids there, we commend you for your hard work, dedication, and your passion!
Whispering Pines Preschool offers the implementation of the Music Together program; click on the link for information about this wonderful program:
Therapy Dog Coming To Whispering Pines Pre-School Amsterdam!
Daffy is a 4 year old black lab/mix owned by Occupational Therapist Jennifer Greene-Gillooley, MS/OTR/L. Daffy and Jennifer have extensive training and testing and are now certified by Therapy Dog International. Daffy has passed rigid behavioral and health examinations. Daffy is also a certificate holder for Canine Good Citizen by the AKC. Daffy loves to go for long walks, play catch and swim. Daffy especially loves her three boys ages 3, 10 and 11 years. Daffy has been part of the Amsterdam site since February 2012.
Mobile School Watch
CBS channel 6 is offering a new service called Mobile School Watch.
You can now sign up to get a text message and/or e-mail alert whenever Whispering Pines Preschool announces it's been delayed or closed. Plus, you can receive alerts for multiple schools and organizations.
Signing up is simple:
(you can also find a link right on our home page, just click on the Mobile School Watch graphic)
If you still like checking as you did before, the CBS 6 School Watch Web site remains in place, you can find that by clicking School Watch in the top menu bar.
Recreation at Scaroon Manor
Scaroon Manor offers people of all abilities full participation and inclusion in outdoor recreation by utilizing the principles of Universal Design throughout all elements. The site boasts 123 wheelchair accessible picnic tables, a covered pavilion with accessible grill, restrooms and showers, beach access to the waters edge, fishing pier, boat dock, trails and interpretive kiosks. A new campground is under construction where every site will be accessible.
Join us on September 1st at 1:00 pm for an open house and tour of Scaroon Manor. RSVP to Carole Fraser by e-mail or 518-402-9428.
Scaroon Manor is located along Route 9 in the town of Chester, along the shore of Schroon Lake.
New York State Inclusive Recreation Resource Center
The New York State Inclusive Recreation Resource Center (NYS IRRC) Launches the Inclusivity Assessment Database -
The NYS IRRC is very excited to announce that the Inclusivity Assessment online database has officially gone LIVE! With over 250 recreation inclusivity assessments entered from across the state, the database provides descriptive information about recreation places and spaces so that people with disabilities, together with their family and friends, can better plan their recreation opportunities.
Accessing the database:
You can begin using the database by visiting our website at www.nysirrc.org and clicking on the map of NY or the Find Recreation link. Once there, you will find that recreation facilities are categorized according to the I Love NY regions. For a list of assessed sites in your area, simply click on the map and a list of all the assessed sites will appear. If you are unsure of what region a recreation site is located in, you can use the search engine to determine whether or not it has been assessed. You can also use the search feature to further explore the database by typing in the name of a town or a specific recreation or leisure activity.
What you'll find:
When you click on the name of a recreation facility you would like to learn more about, you will find information about physical accessibility as well as the social inclusion practices of the site's facility and staff. Additionally, a summary of the services, programs and types of activities offered available is provided, along with contact information and travel directions.
To access the database, see: http://acs7.cortland.edu/irrc/