Under the Connecticut Birth to Three system, and following the regulations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part C, CREC Birth to Three serves infants and toddlers and their families in north central Connecticut.
Employee Assistance Program
Aids district and town employees experiencing personal problems. This counseling and referral service serves district and town employees and their families who are experiencing individual or family difficulties.
School Climate & Bullying
School climate refers to the quality and character of school life. This training provides support to school staff and builds capacity for the development and maintenance of a positive and respectful school climate.
Outdoor Adventure Therapy Program
The Polaris Center offers a full-scale high and low Adventure Therapy ropes course managed by staff that have extensive experience and training in the field of ropes course initiatives and experiential learning.
Supports for Pregnant and Parenting Teens (SPPT)
A grant program serving students in six Connecticut school districts. This project provides school-based support for teens in grades 9 through 12 that focuses on improving the health, education, and social outcomes for pregnant and parenting students and their children.
Community Based Group Homes
Providing residential programing in a community-based setting.
Neurobehavioral Consultation Services
Neurobehavioral consultation services provided by medical consultants to the River Street School.
A leadership development institute for high school students that help them understand and appreciate the rich diversity in our communities, identify issues of bias and intolerance, and develop leadership skills that will enable them to create positive change.
Supporting Positive School Climate
Experts assess school climate, develop programs and services aligned with the SRBI framework, and provide professional learning opportunities on important subjects such as bullying, PBIS, restraint, rules and routines, and discipline.
The APEX Program is the ideal setting for a student who has been expelled from their school district, needs compensatory time and/or credit recovery, and needs to maintain the structure and rigor of coursework in a classroom setting.
Mental Health Support and Services
Professional development training opportunities and school-specific technical assistance to help school leaders, faculty, and staff in understanding how to increase safety while enhancing social/emotional and academic achievement for all students.
Strategies to Improve Executive Functioning
CREC's work with C8 Sciences of New Haven resulted in new strategies and techniques to support students struggling with attention deficit. The partnership allows districts access to this tool with training through CREC.
Outpatient Mental Health Clinic for Children & Families
Polaris Outpatient Mental Health Clinic for Children and Families provides high-quality mental health services to children, adults, and families in the community. Individual, family, couples, and group therapy including psychiatric consultation and medication management.
Academy for Life, Employment, and Purpose (LEAP)
LEAP offers structured support and guidance from caring adults to enable students success in job settings and with independent living skills. Students have (or nearly) finished grade 12, may have an intellectual disability, mental health diagnosis, or other challenges.
River Street Extended Day/Year Programs
Extended year (up to 240 days) and extended day (as late as 7:00 pm daily) programs available for students needing additional support and instruction.