Educational Services and programming have been provided for, but are not limited to the following clients and partnerships:
_ Freeport Board of Education
– Greater Newark Charter School
– Greater Newark Conservancy
– Great Oaks Charter School
_Hopewell Valley School District
– Hudson and Essex County Children/Families
– JCFamilies an Online Family Community Resource
– Jersey City Board of Education
– Newark Board of Education
– NJ Youth Advocate Program
– North Hudson Academy Private School
– St Joseph’s Elementary School
– Stevens Cooperative School
_ The Golden Door Charter School
_ The Urban League Preschool
_The Little Green House School
– Union City Public Library
Educator Training and Workshops– Prepare classroom teachers and administrators in public and nonpublic school settings with learning resources and strategy workshops and training for working with at-risk and special needs students
-Helping educators to modify and differentiate curriculum to support all learning styles.
-Preparing learning goals and objectives for at-risk and IEP students.
-Training educators on how to build an resource toolbox for students learning needs.
Providing educators and administrators up to date laws and information in regards to special education.
Advocacy for Children – An independent advocate can ensure that schools are keeping children’s needs as their top priority.
Advocacy Training for Parents – Empower yourselves as parents to build your knowledge at your child’s school and current information on laws and policies in academics.
Advocacy for Children – Parents are often reluctant to question the judgment or practices of teachers or administrators. However, all schools experience some staff weaknesses. An independent advocate can ensure that schools are keeping children’s needs as their top priority.
Advocacy Training for Parents – Parents are often reluctant to question the judgment or practices of teachers or administrators. However, all schools experience some staff weaknesses. An independent advocate can ensure that schools are keeping children’s needs as their top priority
Need Help Finding a Perfect Fit School for Your Child? Use the information on this link to get you started and contact Ms. Harvey to help guide you through the process. http://bit.ly/educationalmusthaves
Assessment- A basic assessments can be performed with students and can be useful in determining instructional strengths and weaknesses, identifying possible learning disabilities, and assessing a student’s areas of interest. In addition, previously performed assessments can be reviewed as a means of independent analysis. Standardized group achievement tests given in nearly all schools can be reviewed to help indicate areas of both instructional and individual strengths and weaknesses.
Identification of Learning Issues-In conjunction with the appropriate medical and psychological services, it is important to assess the educational needs of students with learning issues. Your child will be observed in the classroom setting, and the teachers will be interviewed (if possible); then an appropriate educational plan will be suggested.
Preschool Programming – There are many different types of preschool programs and many options available for childcare and/or schooling for the preschool child. As a current preschool director and mother of three children, Ms. Harvey. Ed.M can help discern the best possible option for your child or assess your child’s success in the program you have chosen.
Programming for the Gifted Learning Disabled Child– Far too often, special educators are only prepared to serve children who are far behind academically. The gifted child who is having problems working up to his/her capabilities is seen as lazy or unmotivated. Gifted/LD children are perhaps the most misunderstood and maligned group of children. Parents need support to ensure that their children are properly identified and served.
School Readiness – The beginning of preschool or kindergarten is a critical time. It is important that a child is ready to meet the demands of the school. Ms. Harvey Ed.M, can help determine if a child has the skills necessary to succeed in his/her first school experience.
College to Career Readiness– From preschool to high school students need to be taught to be 21st Century globally aware and technology savvy. Ms. Harvey Ed.M will provide parents and students with the tools needed to be ready for life choices in the the future.
CONSULTING WITH PARENTS
Homework Hints– To quote a nine-year-old girl: “My seventy-year-old uncle’s biggest problem when he was young was having enough food to eat. Mine is homework.” The issue of homework is not simple these days and parents may need support and guidance to help their children through this nightly chore.
School Planning– The decision as to whether to educate publicly through a district, charter or privately involves a great many factors, including money. Since there is no perfect school for all children, the decision becomes one of individual appropriateness. Ms. Harvey Ed.m can help a family determine the important school characteristics to look for given their child’s unique needs.
Support for Special Educational Needs – Parents and children have rights guaranteed to them by federal law to ensure that the special educational needs of children with disabilities are met. An independent agent can advocate for the child during all phases
of the special education process. The eligibility process and the procedure of writing an Individualized Education Program are both critical stages of the special education process that could benefit from an independent consultant’s expertise.
Homework Hints and Tutoring– The issue of homework is not simple these days and parents may need support and guidance to help their children through this nightly chore.