The RECC classroom is located in the Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex, and is also referred to as Big Red School.
Each group has approximately 10-12 children.
From 3 to 5 teachers will be present with a group of 10-12 children. The staffing by WKU students allows for a very low teacher/child ratio.
No, WKU students are supervised at all times by a Master's level lead teacher.
To initiate a referral, contact Shannon Sales, CEC Family Resource Program Director, at (270) 745-2419 to begin the intake process. A RECC staff member will then contact the family to gather more specific information. An applicaton and additional developmental/educational paperwork will be requested at that time. Once the paperwork is received by RECC, the child will be placed on the appropriate waiting list.
Before the beginning of each semester, applications are reviewed based on current information, however RECC staff may contact families if additional information is needed prior to placement decisions. It is the responsibility of the parent/caregiver to update information (demographic information including phone numbers, addresses, availability, diagnoses, or change in services).
The RECC will contact the parent/caregiver when there is an opening for their child.
No, a recent study examining parent perceptions of the benefits and limitations of their child's toddler program (inclusive) found that parents were satisfied with and saw many benefits to the inclusion of children with delays in their child's classroom. Another current study examined the social, behavioral, communication, and cognitive development of toddlers enrolled in the same inclusive program. Testing in the areas of development demonstrated no detrimental behavioral effects of inclusion and excellent gains in cognitive and language development.
Stahmer, A., and Carter, C. (2005, May). An empirical examination of toddler development in inclusive childcare. Early Child Development & Care, 175, 4, p321.