Hudson Valley Parent

HVP March 2020

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Page 14 of 35 n Hudson Valley Parent 15 K-5 program and the teachers love the model," she said. "The kids (4th graders) even comment that they feel confident to raise their hands in class and answer questions." Consider specialized schools. The Alternative Learning Center the Valley Central School District provides students living with anxiety, depression, social phobias and school avoidance with an inclu- sive experience in a small setting. The K-12 school located in May- brook, has about 70 students and focuses on building a community between staff and students. Smaller class sizes and no school bell to indi- cate class changes helps create a less hectic school experience. Dia Georgiou, district school psy- chologist, said the school is a great way to meet the social emotional needs of students who need a small Rhiannon Scott's son, Jaxon, enjoys partici- pating in the school chorus in Red Hook . "If you can't meet a child's emotional needs, they can't show up academically." DIA GEORGIOU District School Psychologist, The Alternative Learning Center in Maybrook (Continued on Page 16) • Prepare your child for Kindergarten • Spots open for Fall •0;5%GTVK•GF6GCEJGTU • Schedule a tour today! Project Excel Integrated Preschool 22 St. John Street Monticello, NY 12701 845-794-4020 "A fun place to learn and grow!" Like us! Call 794-7700 to register x78905

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