PROJECT REACH - Rawlins OUTLAW Seniors Football Players **VOLUNTEER**

The Rawlins High School Senior Football players volunteered their time at Project Reach. Go OUTLAWS!

PROJECT REACH:

provides a variety of developmental services for children birth to age six, including special education instruction, speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, counseling services, parent/family training, home-based therapy services, comprehensive evaluation services, and free developmental screenings. In addition to these "specialized services" for children who are eligible, Project Reach also offers basic educational services for all children. The Toddler Group class provides opportunities for 18-month-olds through two-year-olds to play and interact within a group setting. Transition Class provides a "pre" preschool experience for children turning three years of age at midyear to learn the basics of the classroom routine and rules. Morning preschool classes introduce your child to foundational skills necessary for academic learning and afternoon preschool classes introduce your child to more advanced skills necessary for success in the kindergarten setting.

The staff at Project Reach strive to help every child achieve success by helping the children meet the State of Wyoming Early Childhood Readiness Standards as well as the expectations of public school kindergarten teachers.

Project Reach utilizes the We Can! and Handwriting Without Tear's curricula to help teach the children language and literacy skills, prewriting skills, letter recognition, number recognition, counting, self-concept, social behavior, and reasoning and problem skills. In addition, the children gain exposure to scientific methods such as exploring and collecting data and participate in physical health and development by engaging in gross and fine motor activities and learning health practices such as independence in personal care and self-help skills. Music is used to encourage the children to express themselves through dancing and movement, playing instruments, and singing. The children are encouraged to use their imaginations while playing and completing art projects. The structure of the classroom routine provides children with exposure to small and large group teacher-directed instruction and child-directed free play activities. Children learn important skills such as how to transition between activities, attend to teacher instruction, and to use a visual schedule to complete a daily routine.