Specialized Literacy Services
Students with special needs may require programs that provide a multisensory approach to reading and writing. CREC provides a number of options customized to the needs of the students or school.
Language Disorders & the English Language Learner
Teams of educators have the opportunity to learn about practices and resources that improve services and instruction to ELL students with language disorders.
CREC provides districts with a series of webinars and the opportunity to collaborate on important issues related to identification and instruction of students with Dyslexia.
Farmington Valley Diagnostic Center
The Farmington Valley Diagnostic Center (FVDC) provides an interim educational setting for students who are experiencing significant difficulties in their own school or transitioning from one educational setting to another.
CREC Juvenile Detention Center Education Program
In collaboration with the John J. Allison Jr. Polaris Center, the CREC Detention Centers Education Program provides educational services to the children placed in Hartford Juvenile Detention Centers (JDC).
Strategic Instruction Model (SIM): Learning Strategies
Research-based, student-focused interventions that facilitate independent management of complex content of the Common Core through learning skills. Certified SIM professional developers will customize a program for the intervention team.
Targeted Teacher Development Academy
Master educators and administrators provide a variety of professional learning opportunities including: small or large group training, professional teaching communities, book studies, job-embedded technical assistance, coaching/modeling, and self-paced study.
Educators in the region annualy select a piece of literature that highlights a key area of teaching and learning. Participants will receive a copy of the book and a study guide so that they can create book clubs in their districts.
Polaris Clinical Day School
The Clinical Day School offers a solid foundation for the learning and support that teenagers in grades 6-12 with learning disabilities and/or significant social, emotional, mental health, and/or behavioral challenges deserve and require.
Lincoln Academy is designed to address the needs of students in grades 6-12 who have demonstrated an episode(s) of extremely poor judgment, or who struggle with social, familial, or intrapersonal difficulties that impact their ability to succeed in a public school setting.
The CREC Curriculum Council is monthly meeting designed for assistant superintendents, directors, curriculum coordinators, and district instructional leaders.
ATLAS has been designed to address not only the educational needs of a more fragile student, but also the social and emotional issues that may further hinder a student from reaching their full potential.
Connections offers students in grades 9-12 extra structure, support, and creative incentives to stay engaged in the learning environment and to promote positive goals for the future. Significant focus is placed on vocational training and experience.
John J. Allison, Jr. Polaris Center
CREC's John J. Allison, Jr. Polaris Center offers specialized clinically-based educational academies and programs for adolescents, summer programs, an Outpatient Mental Health Clinic for young children through adults, an outdoor Adventure Therapy Program, and catering.