F.D.D.C.'s Children's Program is licensed as a Developmental Day Treatment Clinic. The Preschool (3-5 years) is also licensed through the Department of Education. Early Childhood Special Educators and a DHS Development Disability Service Coordinator provide comprehensive and individualized programs for each child. Program components include evaluation, individualized program planning, special education instruction, access to physical, speech, and occupational therapies as needed, and the services of a full-time nurse.
Day Treatment is provided for infants/toddlers (6 weeks - 3 years) and preschoolers (3-5 years). Eligibility for services is based on evaluation results.
F.D.D.C.'s Children's Program has a comprehensive curriculum which includes instructions designed to increase developmental levels in the areas of language and communication, cognitive, social/emotional, adaptive/self-help and fine/gross motor skills. It is our goal to utilize the best preschool instructional practices available to create a learning environment that is rich in creativity and fun as we work to meet each child's individual needs. When necessary, children may be evaluated for the additional services provided by the Center.
Forrester-Davis Development Center's mission is to provide educational/habilitative services that enable developmentally disabled children and adults to pursue independence and a better quality of life.
For the children of Johnson County and surrounding areas to be able to receive the services they need in order to reach their full potential and start them on their way to becoming happy and productive citizens.