Collaboration for Inclusion (C4I)
Working in urban preschools throughout upper Manhattan and Brooklyn, Cooke's Collaboration for Inclusion (C4I) program aims to help preschoolers prepare for kindergarten and a lifetime of academic achievement.
We work not only with children, but also with their teachers and parents to create classrooms that include students with a wide range of developmental needs and abilities. We provide:
- Prevention services for students at risk of language and learning delays;
- Long-term consulting services for school faculty and administrators;
- Professional development for teachers directly in the classroom;
- Support workshops for parents.
Our consultations draw upon our years of education experience to provide a holistic approach to improving the learning environment for all students—those with and without disabilities—in our partner preschools.
C4I for teachers
We work with teachers and other preschool staff to help them identify children who are at risk for learning delays, and differentiate instruction for a wide range of ability levels in one classroom. We offer faculty workshops both on-site and in our own facilities, and provide one-on-one consultations.
C4I for parents
In an effort to involve parents in their children's education and improve perceptions of special education, we offer parent workshops—from play-based learning to working with the NYC Committee on preschool Special Education—for our students' families and others who are interested.
C4I for students
Our experienced special education faculty run play groups for students at risk for learning delays. These groups provide short-term, preventive support in the areas of social/emotional, physical, cognitive and language development. At the end of an eight-week playgroup, children are assessed to determine if further support is needed.
Collaboration for Inclusion is generously supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the Bernard F. and Alva B. Gimbel Foundation, and the Rose M. Badgeley Residuary Charitable Trust.
For more information about C4I services within your school community, please call (212) 280-4473 x28 or email email@example.com.