Launching Learning STARs with STAR!

You may not know the Barbara C. Wilson (BCW) Preschool has been implementing the Strategies for Teaching based on Autism Research (STAR) curriculum for over a decade. The STAR curriculum equips teachers with the best available resources to develop classroom … Continued

Celebrating Third Annual Bike Day

On a sunny Wednesday, the children and staff of the Children’s Residential Program (CRP) geared up to host their third annual Bike Day on the Long Beach Boardwalk. Sean Stallings, CRP Director, and Casandra “Cassie” Bradshaw, Johnson Place Manager, started … Continued

Charlie’s Journey to Speech and Language Success

About a year ago, Charles “Charlie” Oshinjirin had difficulty coloring and was not meeting speech and language milestones for a three-year-old. While Charlie was a great student, he had trouble with pronunciation and forming sentences. He also found it difficult … Continued

Preschool Mixer Returns

Once again, preschoolers at the Children’s Education Center can mix and mingle at the weekly “Preschool Exchange.” The much-loved social activity, where young learners freely meet and interact with their peers, started back up again this past fall, after a … Continued

Post Avenue Celebrates Cinco de Mayo

In Miss Connie’s class earlier this May, the entire class gathered and celebrated Cinco de Mayo, a day recognizing Mexico’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Connie Neylon, Special Education Teacher at Brookville Center Post … Continued

Stepping Out Petting Zoo Visits

On a sunny Thursday morning, the children of the Barbara C. Wilson Preschool met special visitors at the school’s first in-person event since the pandemic. Karen and Mike Halaiko from Stepping Out Petting Zoo set up three pens with nearly … Continued

Building on Daily Living and Communication

“The school store is open until one o’clock” announced Tyler Leung through the BCCS Education Center’s PA system. Speech Teacher, Jasmine Farahan, assisted by prompting him with the phrase. After making the announcement, Tyler and Jasmine both headed out of … Continued