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Let It Shine Enrichment Academy in Austin, TX Enrolling Students
- June 2, 2017
- Posted by: Kara Bratton
- Category: LSEM News
Lutheran Special Education Ministries is thrilled to announce the opening of Let It Shine Enrichment Academy, a unique partnership with Bethany Lutheran Church in Austin, Texas. Let It Shine Academy will provide families with a place for exceptional learners to prepare for elementary school in an environment that serves the needs of children not typically served in traditional preschool settings.
The Let It Shine Enrichment Academy curriculum was developed by a speech and occupational therapist, integrating developmentally appropriate curriculum and a multi-sensory, language based approach to teaching fundamental skills for school readiness. Through play, children are able to grow and learn from one another as well as develop skills to promote daily function.
Let It Shine Academy is a unique partnership, marking the first time in LSEM’s almost 150-year history that it will serve preschool children. With activities that will be adapted to serve the needs of individual children and an environment that will tend to the social and emotional needs of the students, this partnership helps fulfill LSEM’s vision of providing opportunities for every child to receive specialized learning services.
Austin-area families are encouraged to visit Let It Shine Academy’s website for more details, including registration information. Churches and preschools interested in partnering with LSEM to create a similar learning environment may contact Richard Schumacher, LSEM Director of Programs and Services, at (248) 419-3390.