Cheerful Helpers Therapeutic School

  • The Cheerful Helpers Child and Family Study Center offers early intervention services and therapeutic preschool and kindergarten services to families with young children, ages 2-6, who are having difficulties with language development, motor-planning, self-regulation and socialization, in family oriented intervention programs.
  • These relationship-based programs are for children with high-functioning autism, Asperger's, attachment disorders, developmental delays, and processing, learning and emotional difficulties. The children attend school five days per week, in small language-rich classes, with a 1:2 staff: student ratio and a dedicated multi-disciplinary team of special education teachers and therapists.
  • All parents participate in family therapy, as well as a weekly parent group.
  • School-based occupational and speech therapy are also provided as needed.
  • Cheerful Helpers is both a private and a fully certified Non-Public School (NPS).

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.California Association of Private Special Education Schools (CAPSES)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1958
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students12 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
9%
State avg.: 44%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers2 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
99%
Average Class Size8 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorMary Harris, MFT

School Notes

  • Cheerful Helpers Therapeutic School is a program for highly motivated families interested in working collaboratively with a large multidisciplinary team.
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