MAC provides direct services to infants and toddlers and their families.
We combine direct services with the collection of data on a variety
of research questions concerning evaluation instruments and child
development. We emphasize the use of music, art, dance and related
areas to further bonding and attachment, language development, gross
and fine motor development, initiation, engagement, and reciprocity.
Parents are trained in early childhood development, the unique needs
of their child, and their rights under Part C of the Individuals With
Disabilities Education Act.
Yearly center-based programs for infants and toddlers are created from the research results of the prior year. In addition, playgroups of no more than four children per group are available depending on the appropriate mix of ages, development and goodness-of-fit.
MAC also provides consultation to public and private schools, agencies, and organizations through the following services:
- Inservice training for school/agency staff- Connections between neuroscience and education are presented through interactive role-playing. Sessions are videotaped and remain the property of the site for future training purposes.
- Master teaching- MAC staff is available to teach classes of pre-K- age 7 children with a variety of special needs, as well as Inclusion classes. One day of observation is required, as well as the consent of the classroom teacher in addition to administration. Lesson plans are developed and become the property of the school/agency/organization. The master teacher is videotaped implementing this lesson, the tape critiqued by (1) the building principal and the classroom teacher and (2) the entire teaching staff. The videotape remains on site.
- Parent training classes- Programs are developed for specific non-profit populations and become the property of those programs. Topics include child development, special education law, IFSP/IEP development, and Parenting the special needs child.
NOTE: All school/agency/ organization consultations and staff development are on a fee for services basis. For more information contact MAC at 201-692-7908.