Little Engine Learning Center

Little Engine Learning Center Little Engine Learning Center helps children with learning differences get on the right track! Little Engine Learning Center is a non-profit organization offering a unique special needs preschool.

Our preschool provides extra support services for special needs children that are delayed in one or more of the following areas: speech and language, hearing impaired, and other cognitive or developmental delays and disorders. We specialize in servicing children with apraxia, high functioning autism, and speech-language disorders. Our three-to-one ratio ensures every child's needs are appropriatel

Our preschool provides extra support services for special needs children that are delayed in one or more of the following areas: speech and language, hearing impaired, and other cognitive or developmental delays and disorders. We specialize in servicing children with apraxia, high functioning autism, and speech-language disorders. Our three-to-one ratio ensures every child's needs are appropriatel

Operating as usual

12/31/2013

Happy New Year!

09/28/2013

Friends and families, here are a few important reminders:
*Monday-Friday, October 7-11, we are on Fall break;
*Monday-Friday EVERY week, we are making progress and having fun here at Little Engine Learning Center!
*Have a great, safe weekend.
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http://suzyfoundation.com/suzys-story/suzys-references/Great website. Thanks to one of our amazing parents who has seen ...
09/05/2013
Suzy’s References

http://suzyfoundation.com/suzys-story/suzys-references/
Great website. Thanks to one of our amazing parents who has seen wonderful things happening in and through the life of her child. She's shared with us so that we can share with you. Thank you parents. You and your children are changing our lives as we all work together! ;)

ASU Infant Child Research Program Emphasis in “speech” programs and services for families, infants, and young childrenHTTP://ICRP.ASU.EDU

08/28/2013

You would not believe our new building and all of the AmAZing things we are doing, the lives we're changing, and the fun we are having. I'm up bright and early because I can't wait to get to work! I LoVe what I do because my life is changing because of the special ones with whom I work. :) come see us. Call us, and look us up today! "I had A Dream" (tribute to Dr. M.L. K. Jr) years ago, and now it's coming true! Keep moving forward with us...at LELC... We CAN!
Be blessed my friends, and thank you for your donations!!

08/21/2013

Ok Friends... Please take a moment to read this post, and then I ask that you take a moment of your time to follow the website and help me give back to the wonderful kids and families for whom I serve.
I am Co-Director of a Non-profit, special needs preschool here in the East Valley. We are working very hard to raise the money needed to build a playground for our sweet friends. Your moment of time and any donation will help build this play area, help provide books for their classroom library, even help provide supplies needed to complete our projects and activities that support our research based curriculum. We have a goal of $50,000, but all it takes from you is $5.
Interestingly enough, my friends offer to buy me a coffee every day. We do this for friends and family members often, and we even set our schedules around a mid-morning date to "treat" our friends to a coffee almost each day. So, here's what I'm asking of you, my friends. Rather than purchasing a coffee for me, will you please put your $5 towards my efforts for my special friends?
Please visit us at www.MyLittleEngine.org Please read about us, learn how you can donate and get involved in this amazing project that's doing so many great things in the lives of so many people. Please don't just like us... LOVE what we're doing, and please, donate for our cause. Thank you, my friends. Pass it on... pay it forward... as we have all learned in our own lives... it will come back. Be well MY FRIENDS

08/13/2013

Ok, so football season is upon us. And, now everyone is talking about "being in the zone." But what does 'zoning' really mean? Is it significant.... I mean other than being in the "red zone?"
Absolutely! Did you know that children can't determine clear definitions of space, they have greater difficulties in familiarizing with routines, following are-specific instructions, and remaining engaged in activities if they don't have clearly defined zones and spaces? They will "zone out" of their environment.
We create zones for our own safety and comfort all the time (i.e. the bedroom is typically the sleeping zone, the bathroom the washing zone, and the kitchen may be the eating zone.) This helps us determine boundaries by simply "defining" the space by zone. Humans are naturally inclined to desire this regulated safety and familiarity.
In 2006, American Society of Landscape Architects conducted an experiment on the effects of boundaries and children. When they turned the children loose in a large area of grassy knoll, the children just sort of stood around, stared at the adults, then sat close to where they felt they were expected to remain. They reported that the children "hovered" rather than explored. When asked how they liked their new space, the children in the experiment reported that they felt, of all responses, scared in that great wide space.
The children were brought back to the same space once a fence was built around the area. The children engaged in physical play, they ran and utilized all of the designated area even to the boundary of the fence line. None were nervous or anxious. Children need boundaries to feel safe, to understand expectations, and to recognize limits.
Zoning areas aids the process of relativity, assimilation, and accommodation. What may seem a novel concept to one child may actually be something that he/she can relate to a zone or regulatory space in his home or other familiar place. This relativity or prior connections helps the development of the brain to assimilate and accommodate, or shuffle around the new information into a scheme that's familiar to already known information in order to make room for the new concepts. And, thus, minimizing confusion.
We zone our areas of our preschool so that our students and families can assimilate and accommodate together- What's the eat it zone here is essentially the same thing as the cold zone or refrigerator at your house. So students enhance the executive functioning tasks to improve execution, sequencing, memory and association skills.

08/07/2013

WOW! Two days into our first week of pre-k, and we're continuing to grow. If you haven't visited our new space, come by and see us. If you haven't seen our preschool, definitely come take a tour, ask questions, & get registered. Our engines are revved; we're full steam ahead...ALL ABOARD!...

05/13/2013
The Speech-EZ® Apraxia Program

The Speech-EZ® Apraxia Program

THIS TUESDAY MAY 14th HUGE SPEECH-EZ FLASH SALE from 12:00pm to 4:00pm to celebrate Apraxia Awareness Day! Spread the word. APSC Pro version from $300 down to $90, APSC Parent version from $180 down to $80, all other Speech-EZ apps from $30 down to $5!!! Don't miss this! It won't happen again for a long time! SHARE, SHARE, SHARE! Help us get 4,000 likes too:-)

Please read this blog post from Customized Walls! They will be helping Little Engine Learning Center out with donations!...
02/18/2013
Designing for Charitable Causes with Olioboard and Customized Walls

Please read this blog post from Customized Walls! They will be helping Little Engine Learning Center out with donations! Thank You!
http://customizedwalls.com/blog/designing-for-charitable-causes-with-olioboard-and-customized-walls/

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Don’t Blame Autism for Newtown
12/20/2012
Don’t Blame Autism for Newtown

Don’t Blame Autism for Newtown

We can’t let the tragedy further stigmatize children with neurodevelopment disorders.

11/19/2012

The waiting is over! We were issued our building permit to begin construction on our new 6000 plus square foot FDH KIDS clinic and Little Engine Learning Center in Gilbert on Lindsay Rd. just South of Germann on the West side of the road. Construction should be complete late Feb./ early March. Stay tuned for updates!!

11/19/2012

The waiting is over! We were issued our building permit to begin construction on our new 6000 plus square foot FDH KIDS clinic and Little Engine Learning Center in Gilbert on Lindsay Rd. just South of Germann on the West side of the road. Construction should be complete late Feb./ early March. Stay tuned for updates!!

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4100 S Lindsay Rd, Bldg 4
Gilbert, AZ
85297

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