Preschool

PROGRAM

Mission Statement: Helping Hand is committed to providing the best appropriate educational and therapy services for children with diverse needs and abilities. This is accomplished through a team effort, including equal partnership with the family, in the least restrictive environment.

The staff at Helping Hand recognize that the preschool years of life are a very important time that sets the stage for all the years that follow. We provide services to help promote individual growth and development for children ages birth to five with and without disabilities. Helping Hand is a fun place to learn and grow. Our center offers full-time care in a safe, friendly environment.

Our Philosophy of Learning

In a caring and positive atmosphere, we create a warm and happy place for children to learn.  As we bridge the gap from home to school, we guide children to a healthy self-image while building social skills.

Sensory, motor, perceptual and language skills are introduced through materials and activities, which are both child-centered and teacher directed.  Work is planned that emphasizes the process rather than the product, fostering a sense of accomplishment and pride.

Based o the theory that children learn through play, routines encourage active involvement, meaningful experimentation and reinforcement through repetition.  Schedules are designed that balance structure and free choice, as well as, active and quiet times.

Recognizing that children grow in predictable stages, we treat each child as an individual, working from the level each child has attained and moving forward one step at a time.  We teach a love of learning by allowing children to experience their own stage of development and helping them to feel success without pressure.

We value the active involvement of parents in our program.  We recognize that as the parent, you are the expert when it comes to your child.  We need your input and involvement in order to best serve the needs of the child.  The parent is a vital part of our team.

Helping Hand hours of operation are 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. For more information, call (501)791-3331 or email us at info@helpinghandcc.com

Pre-School Therapy

Helping Hand has been providing quality therapy to children and their families since 1990. Helping Hand provides Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech Therapy services to children and their families on an outpatient basis and in our preschool setting. Our therapists are pediatric specialists who have a passion for children. Our goal is to always help the child and their family to reach their fullest potential. Our therapy staff works as a team integrating the child’s therapy betwee...

Admissions

ENROLLING NOW! (6wks-6yrs) WE ALSO OFFER KINDERGARTEN TRANSITION CLASSES.  Admission is determined based on space availability and specific criteria eligibility for each program offered. Appointments to discuss admission and tours are available daily. Please call 501-791-3331 to schedule. Our staff will be happy to show you our facility and the programs. ...

Physical

A Pediatric Physical Therapist is trained to evaluate child’s strengths and limitations in how they move through their world. Are they able to run, jump, and skip? Are they able to maintain their balance during everyday activities or during fun play activities with their friends? Are they able to walk up and down the hallways and stairs in the homes and schools? Are they coordinated and strong enough to participate in everyday activities and play? Our PT staff is not just concerned with the qu...

Occupational

A Pediatric Occupational Therapist is trained to evaluate a child’s strengths and limitations in how they interact in their every day world. Important questions an OT may ask and look for are: How does the child complete their self-care skills (bathing, dressing, and eating)? How does the child play? Do they have trouble with change in routines? Do they avoid playing on high playground equipment, swings or getting messy? Do they shy away from loud settings or are they the loudest in the group?...

Speech

A Pediatric Speech Therapist is trained to evaluate a child’s strengths and limitations in how they communicate with their world. Are they able to make their wants and needs known? Can a variety of people understand their communication style? Does a child have the language skills needed to follow directions at home and in the classroom? Is the child able to express themselves in a variety of ways? Our staff is also trained in identifying and assisting with a child’s feeding and oral motor ...

Sensory

Does your child seem to react very differently to the world than maybe you do or may be how their brother and sister do? Do they have strong preferences for food textures or temperatures? Will they only wear a certain type of shirt or pants? Is it hard to keep their shoes on? Do the seams in their socks or tags in their shirt bother them? Do unexpected changes in their routines seem to mess up their whole day? Do loud noises or bright lights seem to bother them? Do they constantly seem to be mov...