At Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired, students receive an inclusive, supportive, and personalized approach to preschool. At the state-of-the-art Children’s Center Campus, located in downtown Kansas City, individuals with visual impairments are able to explore the environment as a safe replica of the sighted world. This experiential learning becomes a viable method for growth and development. Textured, purposeful indictors on the walls are used to identify landmarks and the strategically differing ceiling heights allow for auditory cues to be used in the building.
However, the real magic comes from the people who work inside. A staff consisting of Teachers of the Visually Impaired (TVIs) with certifications in common diagnoses, a full-time nursing staff, and a supportive administration team all work together to provide more than just preschool; they foster an institute of creativity and growth. Working closely with the therapy and specialized services program, preschool students may receive services in physical and occupational therapy, speech and language pathology, as well as orientation and mobility, braille, and aquatic therapy, depending on the needs of the child.