Boys Town National Research Hospital’s educational programs have provided state-of-the-art learning experiences for families and their children for nearly three decades. The primary goal of the Hospital’s educational programs is to promote optimal development of every child who is deaf or hard of hearing.
This goal is achieved through the following guiding principles:
Boys Town National Research Hospital’s Preschool Program is a five-day a week early childhood program providing comprehensive educational programming for children with hearing loss who are 3 to 5 years of age. The program is located in the Lied Learning and Technology Center. Highly trained educators and specialists provide intensive differentiated instruction focused on developing listening and spoken language skills.
Acoustically appropriate classroom environments and therapy spaces with parent observation capability assist the early childhood educators, art therapist, counselors, speech-language pathologists and audiologists in partnering with families to ensure optimal outcomes. The Preschool Program provides a continuum of services, including auditory-oral and sign-based instruction depending on the learning needs of the child. It aims to develop the child’s many ways of experiencing the world by providing a range of small and large group activities focused on early literacy, writing, drama, art, music, math, movement and exploration.