Charles F. Hayden Day School
The Charles F. Hayden School at Boys & Girls Village
The Charles F. Hayden School is a therapeutic day school that provides comprehensive special education services designed to help children 5 to 18 years old achieve the emotional, behavioral and academic growth needed for them to return to a mainstream school setting.
Using a progressive integrated learning model and multi-disciplinary curriculum approved by the Connecticut Department of Education, core academics take place in small group settings. Classes are no larger than eight and generally are led by both a certified teacher and paraprofessional, ensuring that the student-to-staff ratio is never larger than 4:1.
Mental health and behavioral specialists provide individual counseling, group counseling and classroom support.
Indeed, much of the success of our well-respected program comes from the highly-trained staff members who surround and support our students, providing the sophisticated clinical expertise and evidenced-based treatment approaches that best meet students—and in many cases their families’—individual needs. Each student is cared for by a multidisciplinary team of mental health and educational professionals who follow the student’s growth and progress, as well as interact regularly with parents or other family members.
Teams are formed to meet each child’s individual needs, but generally include a social worker, consulting psychiatrist, teacher and behavioral therapist.
Enhancing these proven methods are experiential activities designed to build character and self-esteem, teach effective communication, promote team work and celebrate success. Literally helping children achieve new heights, these special programs include:
- Project Adventure high ropes
- Indoor rock climbing
- Therapeutic gardening
- Yoga and other forms of movement therapy
- Summer Adventure Village
Because learning continues at home, teachers and staff keep in close contact with parents and guardians, offering regular student progress reports and, when needed, parenting support. Charles F. Hayden School families become part of the comprehensive continuum of care that Boys & Girls Village provides, receiving seamless access to our broad array of family and mental health services.
Referrals accepted from all area school systems.
Call (203) 877-0300, ext. 135, to schedule a consultation.
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