What is CTN?
The Comprehensive Therapeutic Nursery (CTN) program is a licensed preschool for children between the ages of two and a half and five years who are unable to learn in a typical preschool or nursery classroom due to emotional or behavioral issues.
Our bilingual classroom is available for children with Contra Costa Medi-Cal, with English or Spanish as the primary language.
How We Help
CTN students learn in a small classroom environment with a high teacher-to-children ratio (3:1) and can offer individualized support for each child. In addition to a regular preschool curriculum, we support each child’s emotional development, relational capacity, and social skills, such as playing cooperatively with others, expressing feelings and needs, and following classroom rules.
Our teachers are fully qualified preschool teachers who are also trained in how to support emotional development and build relational capacity. We work together with all the important people in the child’s life, such as primary caregivers, extended family, therapists and pediatricians.
Upon graduation from CTN, families are offered transition services, which follow the child through Kindergarten and first grade. Our Transition Specialist works with the child, parent and teacher to support their success in school. Nearly three out of four children graduating from CTN go on to mainstream classrooms.
To learn more about CTN please contact us.