Center Based
Program Coordinator: Marguerite Bradley marguerite@obs.org

The Early Childhood Program

The Early Childhood program is the centered-based division of the Early Intervention Program (EIP) here at Overbrook School for the Blind. The program is designed to give our students a fun and educational pre-school experience with a special focus on meeting the needs of children with visual impairment and possible additional challenges.

The Early Childhood Program helps children who are blind or visually impaired and who are between the ages of three and six to learn specialized techniques that will enhance their growth and development. One of the major objectives of the program is to prepare the children to enter appropriate school programs at the same age as their typical peers.

We also support the needs of the families of our children in the center based program by providing informational workshops, social events to all for networking, informal support groups and when needed individual training provided by their child's evaluation team.

Children may be referred to the program by the family's local MAWA or their local intermediate unit. Please feel free to contact us with any questions regarding the admissions process.

Students are grouped together by age and need in a classroom with a teacher and at least one teacher aide. The school day runs from 8:00 am to 3:15 pm.