The Arc Erie County Preschool and School Age Program

The Arc Erie County Preschool and School Age Program At The Arc Erie County Preschool and School Age Program, we do everything in our power to nurture, facilitate and expand each child’s growth and development.
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Welcome! At the Heritage Education Program, we recognize that all of our students are children first, and we do everything in our power to nurture, facilitate and expand each child’s growth and development in helping him/her reach for the stars! Our staff cultivate strong relationships with our students, and we work diligently to provide the greatest nurturing, learning environment that enriches the lives of the children we support. We see each child as a child first, and we address each child’s needs holistically, including where he/she is developmentally cognitively, physically, and what his/her sensory needs may be. We then immerse him/her into various learning experiences utilizing developmentally appropriate practices in facilitating learning so that each child may reach his/her fullest potential. One of our parents coined the phrase that Heritage Education Program is a place where hearts help minds grow! Our warm, caring staff ensure that children and families feel secure that they are in a school that truly cares about the students and that we strive to provide the highest quality program.

Mission: At The Arc Erie County, we offer individualized and comprehensive Person-centered services and compassionate support to people with developmental disabilities and their families. As a leading agency in Western New York for over 65 years, we take pride in our mission and advocacy that builds and strengthens the entire community. We are deeply dedicated to the people we support and their families who rely on our expertise to assist them in the discovery and delivery of life-long educational, employment, vocational, residential and support programs and resources. They turn to us to assist them in exploring all the available service options within our communities, so they can find meaningful opportunities, employment, a safe place to call home and the ability to achieve their greatest potential.

Operating as usual

Whether together or apart all of of our teachers teach from the heart.   Here are our teachers currently teaching our di...
10/19/2020

Whether together or apart all of of our teachers teach from the heart. Here are our teachers currently teaching our distance learners this Fall.

Whether at home or in school our students keep on learning!   Nice job following Miss Laura’s directions to complete you...
10/13/2020

Whether at home or in school our students keep on learning! Nice job following Miss Laura’s directions to complete your beautiful art project!

Just a reminder that there is No School today for all students in person or virtually!   Enjoy your day and we will see ...
10/12/2020

Just a reminder that there is No School today for all students in person or virtually! Enjoy your day and we will see you tomorrow!

October is National Physical Therapy Month. At The Arc Education Program we are lucky to have caring, talented, and crea...
10/09/2020

October is National Physical Therapy Month. At The Arc Education Program we are lucky to have caring, talented, and creative physical therapists to help our students achieve their highest potential. Physical Therapists are an important part of the education team, assisting students to navigate their school, participate in activities with their peers, and be as independent as possible. They do this by making exercise fun, so kids are excited to gain strength, balance, and coordination.

We appreciate our Physical Therapists all year long but feel free to give an extra thank you during Physical Therapy Month. Thank you to our awesome PTs: Charlene, Kahla, Katie, Brittney, Lindsay, Sarah, Serena, Lisa, and Shannon! We appreciate your dedication and hard work for our students.

10/02/2020

Happy Friday! Grab your pumpkins because Miss Brittney is back with some exercises you can do using a pumpkin! Have fun!

09/25/2020

Happy Friday! Miss Brittney is back with a new video for you to help work on balancing skills!

09/17/2020

Here is a video of some ways to give your child some great sensory input while at home. Please note that you should always use safe body mechanics with your child and yourself when doing these moves. Thanks Miss Brittney!

Meet your Maryvale Physical Therapists!
09/14/2020

Meet your Maryvale Physical Therapists!

09/11/2020

Miss Brittney is back with a Back to School Gross Motor activity for you to try at home. Have fun!

Welcome Back!     We are so excited to see our students today!!!   We have missed you!    For those of our students doin...
09/09/2020

Welcome Back! We are so excited to see our students today!!! We have missed you! For those of our students doing virtual learning here are some tips for setting up your child for their online sessions to maximize their educational and therapeutic experiences!

The Arc Erie County New York
08/22/2020

The Arc Erie County New York

Attention School-Age and Preschool Families - A recording of our School Reopening Public Meeting and presentation slides are now available on our website at ArcErieCounty.org.

We can't wait to see the smiling faces of our students this fall!

08/21/2020

Here is part two of gross motor carnival games. Have fun!

08/17/2020
Quarantine Olympics: Epic Photo Challenge

All good things must come to an end and with that here is our last Quarentine Olympics Challenge! Thank you to all who have participated! Don’t forget to post your picture in the comments!

Ever wonder how photographers get those awesome shots of Olympic athletes? In our LAST challenge of the summer, you have the opportunity try your hand at som...

The Arc Erie County New York
08/14/2020

The Arc Erie County New York

School Reopening Public Meetings

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

The Arc Erie County New York will be conducting three virtual public meetings to discuss and take questions regarding our reopening plan for our Preschool and School-Age Education Programs. Families may join via a computer, smart phone, or any phone line.

Each session will include our education team reviewing the reopening plan, preparing families for the 2020-2021 school year, answer questions submitted ahead of time, and take additional questions time permitting. It is highly recommended that families attend one session. Although registration is not required, it is encouraged so that we may plan accordingly.

To ask questions and register use this link below :

https://www.arceriecounty.org/news/preschool-and-school-age-program-reopening-plans-545/

The Arc Erie County New York
08/13/2020

The Arc Erie County New York

School Reopening Public Meetings

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

The Arc Erie County New York will be conducting three virtual public meetings to discuss and take questions regarding our reopening plan for our Preschool and School-Age Education Programs. Families may join via a computer, smart phone, or any phone line.

Each session will include our education team reviewing the reopening plan, preparing families for the 2020-2021 school year, answer questions submitted ahead of time, and take additional questions time permitting. It is highly recommended that families attend one session. Although registration is not required, it is encouraged so that we may plan accordingly.

To ask questions and register use this link below :

https://www.arceriecounty.org/news/preschool-and-school-age-program-reopening-plans-545/

08/10/2020
Arc Quarantine Olympics Week 5: Toilet Paper Dress-Up Challenge

Week 5 of The Quarentine Olympics is here! Get out your toilet paper and get ready to make your very own Toilet paper outfit! Click the link below to watch the directions from Miss Katie and don’t forget to post your final design in the comments below!

Grab a partner and let the creativity flow this week! We'd love to see photo or video of your student/family participating in this activity! Post them under ...

08/07/2020

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! Ms Brittney has some fun water play activities that you can try at home. Have fun!

Here is one of our adorable preschool kiddos enjoying playing with some homemade safari binoculars! Please feel free to ...
08/04/2020

Here is one of our adorable preschool kiddos enjoying playing with some homemade safari binoculars! Please feel free to comment with pictures of things that you've been doing at home with your babies!

08/03/2020
Week 4: Quarantine Basketball Challenge

It’s time for Week 4 of the Quarantine Olympics! Find out if you have the skill set of a Michael Jordan, Lebron James or Lisa Leslie by playing Quarentine Basketball. Find out how you can play at home following the link below and don’t forget to post a picture of yourself doing the activity in the comments. We’d love to see you! 🏀

Got a lot of old worksheets laying around? Here's a fun way to use them up! We'd love to see photo or video of your student/family participating in this acti...

Today we celebrated our preschool kiddos at Green Acres that are moving on to kindergarten! I know the last months have ...
07/31/2020

Today we celebrated our preschool kiddos at Green Acres that are moving on to kindergarten! I know the last months have not been easy on any of us and seeing those adorable smiling faces made our day! Thank you to everyone that put in their hard work today to make this drive through graduation happen. Thank you also to the parents that stopped by. We miss you all so much and will continue to. Your futures are so bright! 💕😎🥳

Good Morning! Just a reminder that there will be a drive through graduation this morning at Green Acres for our preschoo...
07/31/2020

Good Morning! Just a reminder that there will be a drive through graduation this morning at Green Acres for our preschoolers that are moving on to kindergarten in the fall. Teachers, assistants, and therapists will be at the front of the building (205 Yorkshire Rd, Tonawanda). You may get out of your car and come to take a picture with your child’s school staff and to receive their preschool diploma. Please wear a mask if possible. We hope to see you there! We all love and miss you so much and are so proud of you! 💕

07/29/2020

Miss Britney has some great exercises to help you work on your gross motor skills while beating the heat!

We do not have rights to the music in the video.

07/27/2020
Arc Quarantine Olympics Week 3: Sock Slide Challenge

Week 3 of the Quarentine Olympics brings us to the Sock Slide Challenge! Share your videos and pics below as well as the the amount of inches you were able to slide in the comments! We would love to see our students join in. Feel free to modify as necessary.

Hello Arc Families! Pull out your favorite pair of socks and see how far you can slide! Be careful when completing this fun challenge - modifications, especi...

07/23/2020

Hi everyone! Ms Brittney has a Christmas in July exercise video to share with all of you! Enjoy! 🎅🏼☀️🎄😎

07/18/2020

Here are some simple exercises you can do at home with just a pool noodle. Brought to you by Miss Brittney.

The results are in for the Watermelon Challenge!  It took 604 rubber bands to get the watermelon to explode!!!!!   How c...
07/17/2020

The results are in for the Watermelon Challenge! It took 604 rubber bands to get the watermelon to explode!!!!! How close was your guess? Stay tuned for our next challenge on Monday! 🍉 💥 🤩

Staff at Green Acres are excited to see you all for summer material pickup from 10-12!
07/13/2020

Staff at Green Acres are excited to see you all for summer material pickup from 10-12!

07/13/2020
Arc Quarantine Olympics Week 1: Watermelon Explosion Challenge

The stage is set. Starting off our Quarantine Olympics is the Watermelon Explosion Challenge!

Don’t forget the post your guesses on how many rubber bands it took to get the Watermelon to explode In the comments below!

Hello Arc Family! You don't have to explode a watermelon to participate in this challenge. (BUT, if you're thinking about giving it a try, this is definitely...

We all miss and love you so much. Have a wonderful break!
06/22/2020

We all miss and love you so much. Have a wonderful break!

06/17/2020

Miss Brittney came up with lots of ways to improve strength and balance by using a broom and paper plates. Check it out!

06/15/2020
Arc Maryvale: We miss our students!

To The Arc Maryvale Students and Families: The teachers, assistants, therapists and a nurse all have a message for you! Click on the link and enjoy!

Special thank you to Miss Katie for putting this all together!

Dear Maryvale Students and Families, Even though we haven't been each other's physical presence for a few months now, you are all still in our minds and hear...

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Mani,is haveing math class.she is watching homeschool pop for addition.then we will use the pumpkin for subtraction,and addition.she is doing well.
This peace of paper has date's the work is to be done.no paper for me to sign at the end of the week.and no information on how to do this work.Now i know some people may have a problem with what im posting.but it is about my daughter,and her work.where elese can we go if there is a problem with her school work since this is the school page.
Colored paper.
Three worksheets.
This was in package.
This is the package my daughter got saturday.
this one is out of her math workbook.
these work sheets i made copy's of.so i will sent them in at the end of the week.there is no work sheet's for Monday.Tuesday,or Wedensday.i was waiting for you to send work sheet's.all the video;s we watch for class are in you tube.under my account;stephannie417gmail.com thank you,MANI'S Mom.
Mani's two sided placemate she made by her self.
Mani's puzzle,she is doing good.
Mani is doing good at her body flash cards she knows her body part's.
Mani's color flash cards.