Preschool Scholarship Eligibility for 2016-2017 MAC Services

The Melody Arons Center is a not for profit organization serving preschool children with disabilities. For 2016-2017 it offers a scholarship through its fund raising efforts to a qualified child with disabilities whose family cannot afford the services needed. MAC’s program uses play-based interaction and instruction infused with sensory and musical experiences. The scholarship is for 1 hour, once per week for 10 months in a 1-1 teacher/student ratio, excluding school holidays. MAC does not fund transportation which is the responsibility of the caregiver. Families must commit to be trained so that carry-over from MAC into the home can occur. Prerequisites include:

  1. Comprehensive evaluations done by a child study team or other evaluators;
  2. Financial criteria confirming the parent’s inability to pay for services;
  3. MAC’s ability to meet the unique needs of the child and family;
  4. Parental agreement to bring the child to each session on time and for the complete hour, one caregiver required to remain throughout the session;
  5. Parental agreement to work with MAC to carry over its instruction into the home.
  6. Joint agreement between parent and MAC to keep the child healthy and not to attend sessions if the child is ill;
  7. Written recommendation from an outside professional who has worked with the family.