Children's Institute For Learning Differences (CHILD)

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Children's Institute For Learning Differences (CHILD) Photo #1 - We help children move from feeling despair to feeling hopeful and skilled.
CHILD is a three-component 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides therapeutic day-school services, school-based pediatric therapy services for students, and support and training for parents and professionals.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 44 students
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Sensory processing, Autism, language, developmental delays, cognitive, emotional, social, behavioral, attention
Year Founded
1977
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
44 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
14%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
Children's Institute For Learning Differences (CHILD) Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
8 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
We work with students placed by parents or in partnership with 25 school districts in the Puget Sound region.

School Notes

  • CHILD is a regional specialty school for children with emotional, social and behavioral challenges.
  • Founded in 1977, we have successfully educated children with a range of conditions that interfere with learning including: Sensory Processing Disorders, Behavioral difficulties, Inability to self-regulate, Anxiety, Impulsivity, Disorganization, Communication deficits, and Inflexible thinking.
  • Since 1980, CHILD has been approved by the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to provide contracted therapeutic services to students from public school districts whose resources cannot adequately serve them.
  • CHILD serves approximately 60-75 full-time students, placed in partnership with up to 32 school districts, that live in King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties and commute daily to our campus.
  • All of the students who attend CHILD receive Special Education Services.
  • In addition to academics and integrated therapeutic supports, CHILD specializes in teaching self-regulation, social, emotional learning skills and coping tools to children with special needs.
  • Small class size and very low student to teacher ratio ensures focused instruction.
  • Classroom lessons and integrated mental health supports are customized based on each child's strengths and challenges.
  • Individualized instruction builds lagging skills to work through challenging behavior, so students can learn, grow and succeed.
  • Why Choose CHILD? Using an empathy-based approach we repair trust, boost self-esteem and practice skills. We help students grow beyond the struggles that block their readiness for learning and to connect with their world.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 44 students
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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