ELI

Young children with learning disabilities

The Early Learning Institute (ELI) is a private, nonprofit organization that provides and promotes developmental services, education and support to young children and their families. ELI serves children with developmental delays and/or disabilities, provides support for childcare providers serving developing children and children with special needs, and makes home visits to first time parents during the first year of their new baby’s development. ArtThread’s pARTnership with ELI includes a comprehensive training program and gallery that enhances their Tech n’ Tots program. This technology focused support program is designed to expand and enhance a child’s access to play, communication and ultimately their social connections through the use of high tech and low tech resources. ArtThread faculty assists in exploring strategies that support emerging developmental skills through the use of augmentative devices, and assists the child’s efforts in their overall interactive play and academic and social experiences.

Making art!
Drawing on the iPad