At Jefferson Early Childhood Center the School Social Workers are actively involved in various aspects of the learning environment. The School Social Worker is a member of the diagnostic team involved in initial evaluations for special education. The School Social Worker meets with the parents gathering vital information about their child’s social and emotional development. As part of that process the School Social Worker helps parents to understand the various special education services that we offer in early childhood. The School Social Worker also participates in the educational planning for the student.
In the classroom learning environment the School Social Worker facilitates social/emotional group instruction directly to the students. The students are learn a variety of social and emotional topics including but not limited to how to develop and sustain positive peer relationships, development of self-awareness, and positive decision making.
The School Social Worker is here to help provide resources to families seeking support in the community. Jefferson currently has two Social Workers who service our building.