Early Learning Center

Early Learning Center at Lexington

The Early Learning Center at Lexington Hearing & Speech Center (LHSC) offers a variety of early educational programming: a Day School for children as young as six weeks, a Preschool, a Full-Day Kindergarten/Transitional Kindergarten program and summer programs including camps for children through second grade.

Children with or without hearing loss or speech/language delays benefit from our inclusive classroom settings. All classrooms and activities at the Early Learning Center feature language and literacy-enriched curriculum and small student to teacher ratios. The listening and spoken language based programs provide a superior educational foundation for all children.

In addition to meeting state licensing requirements, the Early Learning Center at LHSC maintains a Level 3 STARS for KIDS NOW rating. This designation demonstrates a commitment to quality early childhood education.

Our goal is for children to leave LHSC with the language and independence to be an active participant in their community. These skills and abilities are the foundation necessary for future learning.

If you are interested in the Education services at LHSC, please contact Allison Kerschbaum, Family Services Coordinator, at 859-268-4545 or allisonk@lhscky.org.

Day School

Day School (Birth to 3)

The Early Learning Center at Lexington Hearing & Speech Center (LHSC) provides safe and loving childcare for children 6 weeks to 3 years old. The Center is open year-round, Monday through Friday, from 7:30am to 5:30pm.

2017 - 2018 Tuition Rates

Benefits of the Day School Program include:

  • Loving environment
  • Small class size in large learning spaces
  • Child-centered care
  • Individualized daily reports
  • Inclusive classrooms (All children learning together)
  • Age-appropriate curriculum and daily activities
  • Language-enriched programming (Words are powerful!)
  • Developmental assessments, hearing and speech screenings
  • Access to individual speech and language therapy and hearing services onsite

(If you are looking for a part-time option, please click here.)

All children who receive speech/language or audiology services from LHSC are eligible to apply for a tuition scholarship.

Scholarship Application Form

Preschool Lexington Hearing Loss

Preschool

The Early Learning Center at Lexington Hearing & Speech Center (LHSC) offers morning and afternoon preschool classes, as well as extended childcare. Programming is available year-round from 7:30am to 5:30pm.

Child-Centered: At LHSC, we “meet each child where they are”. Our goal is to prepare each child for individual success. Each classroom uses early childhood education, listening and spoken language, literacy and sensory integration techniques.

Language-Enriched Programming: Words are powerful! The number of words a child knows and uses when entering school is the best indicator for academic success. LHSC classrooms are developing a core vocabulary for all children, offering basic vocabulary within each theme, stimulating early literacy skills, increasing listening and spoken language skills, and meeting and exceeding the Kentucky early childhood standards.

Benefits of the Preschool Program include:

  • Small classroom size (1:6 ratio)
  • Inclusive classrooms (all children learning together)
  • Daily individual, small group and large group instruction
  • Center based learning activities
  • Developmental assessments
  • Individualized programming for each child
  • All children receive hearing and speech screenings
  • Access to individual speech and language therapy and hearing services onsite
  • Serving children with and without hearing loss and speech/language delays
  • Sound fields in every classroom (evenly distributes teacher’s voice across the classroom)
  • Collaborative programming with community organizations
  • In-house field trips
  • Preschool tuition rates effective August 15, 2016

All children who receive speech/language or audiology services from LHSC are eligible to apply for a tuition scholarship.

Scholarship Application Form

Preschool Tuition Rates

Lexington Kindergarten Hearing Loss

Kindergarten / Transitional Kindergarten

The Early Learning Center at Lexington Hearing & Speech Center (LHSC) offers full day Kindergarten/Transitional Kindergarten, as well as extended childcare. This classroom meets all core academic standards for the State of Kentucky.

Transitional Kindergarten is designed for students who would typically not meet the October 1 cutoff to be enrolled in most kindergarten programs and will attend kindergarten the following school-year. Students will receive the same instruction as the Kindergarten students and although their progress will be tracked they will not be graded. Transitional Kindergarten students and kindergarten students are combined in the same classroom and benefit greatly from each other. Transitional Kindergarten students are exposed to kindergarten core skills but are not expected to master those skills.

Benefits of the Kindergarten/Transitional Kindergarten Program include:

  • Full Day Instruction 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
  • Small classroom size (1:8 ratio)
  • Inclusive classroom (all children learning together)
  • Language-enriched
  • Starfall Reading and Language Arts Curriculum
  • Harcourt Math and Science Curriculum
  • In house field trips
  • Individual, small group and large group instruction daily
  • Center based learning activities
  • Additional instruction in music, visual arts, physical education, and computer
  • Collaborative programming with community organizations
  • Before and after school care available (additional fee)
  • Access to individual speech and language therapy and hearing services onsite
  • Serving children with hearing loss and speech/language delays and community children
  • Sound fields in every classroom (evenly distributes teacher’s voice across the classroom)
  • 2016-2017 Kindergarten Tuition Rates Effective August 15, 2016

All children who receive speech/language or audiology services from LHSC are eligible to apply for a tuition scholarship.

Scholarship Application Form

Kindergarten Tuition Rates

Educational Programming for Children with Hearing Loss

Educational programs at Lexington Hearing & Speech Center (LHSC) are available for children ages 6 weeks-kindergarten with hearing loss. LHSC offers an educational option for families choosing listening and spoken language as their primary communication mode.

Goals:

  • Children will use spoken language as their primary means of communicating
  • Children will successfully mainstream with little to no special education services
  • Parents are involved in their child’s education

Classroom Benefits:

  • Sound fields in every classroom
  • Personal FM systems to obtain maximum acoustic benefits
  • Daily hearing equipment checks (hearing aids and cochlear implants)
  • Monitoring of the child’s hearing and adjustment of hearing equipment
  • Loaner hearing equipment when necessary
  • Individual speech/language therapy
  • Interdisciplinary team approach with audiologist, speech therapist and teachers
  • Language-enriched classroom instruction

Language Stimulation Summer Camps

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Lexington Hearing & Speech Center "Language Stimulation Camps" are a collaborative program led by preschool teachers with certifications in deaf/hard of hearing and early childhood education that are licensed and certified through the state of Kentucky and LHSC and speech pathologists. Camps are for children ages 3-7 currently receiving speech/language services.

For more information, please contact Allison Kerschbaum at allisonk@lhscky.org or 859-268-4545.

Summer Camps

Lexington Hearing & Speech Center offers a variety of summer camps for children.

Our Lexington Hearing & Speech Center "Big Kid" Summer Camp is for children who have finished kindergarten through second grade.

LHSC also offers summer care for preschool aged children.

If interested in summer camps specifically for children with hearing loss, see the "Language Stimulation Summer Camps" described above.

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350 Henry Clay Blvd.
Lexington, KY 40502

p. (859) 268-4545

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