Who does WVCA serve?
We pride ourselves on being inclusive – as we serve children from birth to age 6 with a variety of developmental conditions, as well as typically developing children. Types of diagnoses and conditions served at WVCA: autism spectrum disorders, Down Syndrome, premature birth, sensory integration disorders, developmental delays, gross motor delays, speech/language delays, muscular dystrophy, intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, seizure disorder, and more.
What programs does WVCA offer?
Our largest program is our Together We Grow Preschool, licensed by the PA Department of Education State Board of Private Academic Schools, Department of Human Services and is a Keystone STAR 4 Center. Through this program, WVCA also offers physical, occupational and speech therapies to students in need. In 2019, WVCA launched a new Kindergarten program for children of ALL abilities. Another one of our programs is our partnership with PA Early Intervention to offer home-based therapy and education services for children from birth through three years of age. In addition, we host the CATCH (Childhood Autism Team Check) Clinic that helps to diagnose autism and related conditions. Finally, WVCA also has one of the area’s few multisensory rooms.
What about the facility?
Wyoming Valley Children’s Association is located at 1133 Wyoming Ave, Forty Fort, PA 18704. Our facility consists of our school building, a handicap accessible playground, and an outdoor STEAM learning classroom. WVCA has been at this current location for 12 years – prior to this facility our agency was located at the Kirby Health Center in Wilkes-Barre for over 80 years. While our school is in Forty Fort, we serve children from all over Luzerne County, as well as surrounding counties. WVCA’s school year traditionally starts the week before Labor Day and ends in early June. WVCA also runs an extended school year program and offers child care in the Summer months.
WHY choose WVCA?
WVCA is a very special school. We truly believe in every child’s unique potential and strive to minimize and/or eliminate the effects of developmental delays through therapeutic services and quality education. By serving ALL children, WVCA creates an inclusive environment for children to discover, create, and develop into curious learners and compassionate citizens. With our quality programs and dedicated staff, our students are consistently well prepared for Kindergarten and beyond. We have a solid reputation for high-quality programs and look forward to serving our community for many years to come.