Preschool Philosophy, Mission and Purpose

Cleveland Sight Center Preschool (CSCP) PhilosophyTwo preschooler boys hold their white canes and are ready for their orientation and mobility lesson.

A core belief of CSCP is that early and targeted intervention for a child with visual impairment can reduce the negative impacts and developmental delays associated with low or no vision. As a result, we deliver compensatory skill instruction through a compassionate team of Intervention Specialists, Teacher of the Visually Impaired, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists and Orientation and Mobility Specialists. We deploy these professionals in the classroom to enhance motor development, communication, mobility, and to achieve eventual independence. CSCP also provides a unique opportunity for sighted children to develop leadership skills, empathy and compassion toward others. This environment creates an important modeling and peer mentoring opportunity for the students with disabilities.

Mission and Purpose

  • To provide developmentally appropriate skills to allow children to function as independently as possible in their environments.
  • To stimulate and positively impact the child’s physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth.
  • To provide a nurturing staff and environment to address the educational goals and unique needs of a child living with a visual impairment and other possible disabilities.
  • To encourage parents to see themselves as lifelong advocates for their children in their family, school, and community.