inclusive learning | active play | friendship
Ages: 3- and 4-year OLDs
The Equip program seeks to equip children, regardless of disability, with the skills and confidence they need to become like Jesus and share His love with the world. The purpose of this program is to aid in the development and spiritual growth of medically fragile children in our nursing program. PPSN children, who are developmentally and cognitively appropriate for a typical classroom setting, are placed in an age appropriate classroom along with peer models. This model creates an inclusive environment that evokes service, kindness, independence, and encouragement as children are given the opportunity to learn how to love one another without prejudice or judgment. For PPSN children, there is no enrollment process and they will continue to receive their daily nursing care while in this program. However, peer models must go through an application and screening process to determine if Equip is an appropriate program for the child.