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Programs to Check Out This Spring!

As we start a new year, we are thrilled to announce exciting developments at NBCF that promise to enrich the experiences of our students and their families. Spring 2024 is buzzing with excitement as we introduce innovative programs aimed at fostering growth, learning, and community engagement. Let’s explore some of the changes being made to favorite long-time programs and check out some of the new offerings that are available for enrollment now!

Changes in Previous Programs

Dual Classes

Programs will now be split into levels. This is something we’ve done in the past, but now we have students with a various levels of skills. In order to meet students’ individual needs, we will be providing levels with the following programs:

A young girl laughs and smiles at the camera as she counts paper dollar bills during Life Skills class.

Life Skills 1: This introductory level helps students get familiar with basic self-help skills such as bathing, grooming and dressing. This is the start of independent living skills!

Life Skills 4: At this stage, students will be going on more field trips to gain more in-person experiences, building off their previously taught lessons. This includes lessons such as telephone skills, time management, and money responsibilities.

Cooking 1: Also known as Foodie Fun, this program is geared more towards younger chefs (elementary-aged) who are just starting to learn kitchen basics. This program will mostly focus on essentials such as table settings, manners and basic cooking skills.

Cooking 4: This level of cooking will be more independent and provided experienced chefs an opportunity to follow recipes and create dishes on their own. Materials will be provided to students as they cook recipes start to finish.


New Programs

Check out some of the new programs NBCF will be offering starting Spring 2024!

Pre-Kindergarten Classroom

Ages 4-5 │ Monday-Friday

For pre-K students, we offer a comprehensive program that builds on their existing skills and prepares them for the challenges of kindergarten. By the time they’ve graduated our program, students will be fully prepared and at the same level as their peers, ready to take on the challenges of elementary school with confidence and success!

Parent’s Night Out!

Parents │ Once a Month

Parent’s Night Out is our monthly event for parents of children ages 2-5 years, enrolled in one of CLC’s programs, who would like a night off. While students stay at the center for some social fun, parents are able to enjoy some free time to themselves!

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Hindsight – Parent Support Group

Parents │ Once a Month

Our monthly parent support group, Hindsight, allows parents of a child with a vision impairment to meet and discuss the unique challenges and successes of raising a child with a disability. Ran by a licensed social worker, Hindsight brings parents together to support and uplift one another in a group setting. To sign up for Hindsight, please reach out to our Family Advocate, Megan Philippi, at mphilippi@nvblindchildren.org to get started!

Fun with Art

K-5 │ Friday

Calling all young artists grades K-5 that are interested in creating masterpieces! Fun with Art is specially designed for our younger students to explore different tactile forms of art through weekly projects.

STEAM

Middle School – Teen │ Wednesday

Designed for middle and high school students, our STEAM program uses science, technology, engineering, art, and math to explore the world around us. Students will explore different activities that increase their problem-solving skills, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process.

Dot 2 Dot – Teen Hang

Teens │ Thursday

NBCF is proud to reintroduce our monthly teen hangs, Dot 2 Dot, where our teenage students have the opportunity to socialize with their peers. This program is specifically for high school students and provides them with the space to hang out with their friends in an unstructured setting.

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EMPOWER! – Student Advocacy Group

Middle School – Teen │ Once a Month

Our student advocacy group focuses on the skills a student will need to best advocate for themselves. Touching on skills such as confidence and knowledge, the student advocacy group allows students to personally speak up about their needs, all while preparing them to be independent adults. EMPOWER! is currently fully enrolled, but we are already waitlisting for Fall 2024! To get on the waitlist, please reach out to our Family Advocate, Megan Philippi, at mphilippi@nvblindchildren.org.


How to Register

Interested in signing up for one of our programs or enrolling your student in one of our classrooms? Give us a call at 702-735-6223 or email us at info@nvblindchildren.org to schedule a tour today!

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