Education Program

When we look into the beautiful faces of our students, that is exactly what we see – beauty!

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Preschool and School Age Education

Welcome! In The Arc Erie County Preschool and School Age Education Programs, we recognize that all of our students are children first, and we do everything in our power to nurture, facilitate and expand each child’s growth and development in helping him/her reach for the stars!  Our staff cultivate strong relationships with our students, and we work diligently to provide the greatest nurturing, learning environment that enriches the lives of the children we support.  


We see each child as a child first, and we address each child’s needs holistically, including where he/she is developmentally cognitively, physically, and what his/her sensory needs may be. We then immerse him/her into various learning experiences utilizing developmentally appropriate practices in facilitating learning so that each child may reach his/her fullest potential.


One of our parents coined the phrase that our Education Programs are a place where hearts help minds grow! Our warm, caring staff ensure that children and families feel secure that they are in a school that truly cares about the students and that we strive to provide the highest quality program.

We embrace and celebrate each child’s unique qualities! We are committed to providing the highest caliber of educational and therapeutic supports that enable each child to learn in a caring, safe, meaningful and effective environment.


News & Events

Self Advocates Graduate from Intensive Training Course

On June 23rd, thirteen Self Advocates graduated from an eight section training course offered by the Self Advocacy Association of New York State, called SANYS U. Learn More

Meat Raffle A Big Success! Nearly $6,000 Raised for Early Childhood Playground

More than 340 staff, families, and community members packed the Knights of Columbus in North Tonawanda for a Meat Raffle held to benefit construction of a new playground for our Early Childhood Education School. Learn More