Children’s Enrichment Programs

two visually impaired children draw pictures together

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For young children, learning is happening all the time. The Chicago Lighthouse’s new Children’s Enrichment Program is a series of six-week learning sessions that reinforce our commitment to serving the educational, therapeutic, social-emotional and community and family needs of children with disabilities.

Each class will focus on a separate learning area: Literacy, Social Skills, Music Therapy and Art Therapy. These programs are available to all children 0-6 with disabilities – and especially those with visually disabilities at both our downtown and Glenview locations.

Cost for each 6-week session is $30. Scholarships are available.


Social Group

May 30th to July 11th
Thursdays 4-4:45 p.m. (at The Chicago Lighthouse)
Suggested Ages: (2-4 years old)
(No class July 4)

Saturdays 10-10:45 a.m. (at The Huber Vision Center in Glenview)
Suggested Ages: (6 months – 3 years old)

Children will be led in hands-on activities that will encourage socialization with peers. Parents and children will be encouraged to form connections and create sense of community.


Music Therapy
July 25th to September 5th
Time and Day TBD
Suggested Ages: Birth to 3
Led by a licensed music therapist from Prospect Music Therapy, activities will include Hello/Check-in songs, Instrument Play and Exploration, Musical Composition, Movement and Singing. Additional focus will be placed on social interaction and community building.


Art Therapy
September 25th – November 4th
Time and Day TBD
Suggested Ages: 2-4
Children will be led in different forms of art to build concrete fine motor skills, develop their creative brains, and learn to work with others.


Literacy Program
Next Session TBD
Suggested Ages: 4-6
Each session will feature a new book and multi-sensory props so the children can explore a story as a teacher reads and engages them through questions and conversation. Books will be provided and sent home with the children so parents can continue to participate in literacy strategies at home.

 

 

 

Questions? Contact Fay Zeigler, Youth Transition Program Manager, at: fay.zeigler@chicagolighthouse.org or 312-666-1331 ext. 3203.

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