Special Children’s Friends’ primary preschool program is located in Ellsworth at 78 Union Street. We are licensed to serve 25 children who reside throughout Hancock County. Programming is available Monday-Friday 8am-2pm.
Early intervention services are offered to families of children with disabilities ages 2 to 6 in Hancock County. Children requiring occupational, speech, or physical therapy services may receive them on-site by contracted therapists. All children have service plans to meet their individual needs. Classroom sizes are small and child to teacher ratios are 2:1 or 1:1 based on their service plan.
Special Children’s Friends offers Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) programming and consultation with a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). ABA is a scientifically validated approach to understanding the function of behavior and how it is affected by the environment. Direct supervision and consultation is provided to staff members on a weekly basis.
Referrals for early intervention services come from parents, physicians, nurses, child care providers, Downeast Child Development Services (CDS), nursery school teachers and other community agencies serving children.