At Yikes Tikes! our primary goal is to help children obtain the social, emotional and pre-academic skills fundamental to kindergarten success. To support this goal, we maintain a consistent 1:6 adult-to-child ratio, which allows our teachers to provide each child with enough attention to effectively model appropriate behavior and social skills and teach pre-academic competencies. For children in need of additional support to access our curriculum, we have partnered with CSLOT to provide additional services.
Yikes Tikes, Too!
Yikes Tikes, Too! is contained within our current Yikes Tikes! program and is taught by an Early Education teacher. However, in addition to our typical preschool programming, children in Yikes Tikes, Too! receive additional support throughout the day from our early interventionists. The early interventionist helps children in Yikes Tikes, Too! access the preschool curriculum. A speech-language pathologist or occupational therapist from our partner, Center for Speech, Language, Occupational, and Behavior Therapy (www.cslot.com) provides a 30-minute weekly consult to ensure that each child’s needs are being met within the class. Yikes Tikes, Too! features a 3:1 ratio.
Yikes Tikes, Too! Plus
Yikes Tikes, Too! is also contained within our current Yikes Tikes! program for children who need additional support in accessing the preschool curriculum. A specially-trained early interventionist is assigned to each child in the Yikes Tikes, Too! Plus program, providing one-on-one support throughout the day, A speech-language pathologist or occupational therapist provides a 30-minute weekly consult to ensure that each child’s needs are being met within the class.
How do I know if my child is a candidate for Yikes Tikes, Too! or Yikes Tikes, Too! Plus?
We require each child to receive a screening before starting in Yikes Tikes!, Yikes Tikes, Too!, or Yikes Tikes, Too! Plus to ensure the best fit. We use the BDI-2 Screener to determine which program would be right for your child. The teacher or a clinician will advise you about the most appropriate placement after administering the screener. We charge a fee for this screening process. If your child has previously received a BDI-2 assessment (within the past 6 months), we can use results from that previous assessment to place your child, and you do not need the screener.
If your child has a history of developmental concerns or has received an evaluation in the past, please bring pediatric medical records and copies of the evaluation to your screening.