Preschool Class Program

Engage provides individualized  and  small group instruction in a classroom setting taught by a master’s level special educator focusing on classroom readiness. Engage is just one of the ways The Shafer Center works to improve communication and academic skills for young child with autism.

  • Comprehensive daily program
  • Small group instruction in a classroom setting
  • Taught by master’s level special educator and classroom assistant
  • Weekly consultation by behavior consultant (BCBA/BCABA)

Child/Staff Ratio

  • 6 children/2 adults – master’s level special educator, and classroom assistant, consultation by behavior consultation

Days/Times Options

  • Class Only
    • 1.5 hours a day; 1:30-3pm, 5 days per week

Target Skills

  • Classroom readiness
  • Group learning skills
  • Attention and engagement strategies
  • Turn- taking
  • Functional play
  • Parallel play
  • Cooperative play
  • Emerging activities of daily living and basic school routines
  • Pre-academics (imitation, matching, etc.)
  • Classroom participation and following group plans
Engage in the next step and call us at 410-517-1113 or download the Admissions Application form for more details about how to enroll your child at The Shafer Center for Early Intervention.