The Birth to Three program has given me so much confidence as a new mother to a premature baby. My son, Jaysiah was born two months premature. I didn’t have much knowledge about taking care of a baby, especially a premature baby. Becky with the Birth to Three program has provided me with the knowledge I need to equip my son with a strong and stable foundation, so he reaches his developmental goals throughout his infant and toddler years. With the help of this program, my son has accomplished many things that I feared he would not be able to. I’m very thankful for the knowledge they continue to provide me to help my son to develop and meet milestones.
Maxwell was only one pound, two ounces when he was born. This precious little boy spent 117 days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), in an incubator and hooked up to the medical equipment to help him survive. Upon discharge from the hospital, he was referred to our Birth to Three program to help him overcome his developmental delays. Jadacy explains that throughout her journey with Birth to Three, Becky has provided much-needed advice and support as a new mom with a preemie baby. Becky gives her the tools she needs to help Maxwell achieve his milestones and reach his potential. Today, Maxwell’s mother describes him as a happy and playful boy who loves learning and interacting with others.
Roslyn and Elliott were referred to Achievement Academy’s Birth to Three Program due to prematurity. Early intervention activities helped the twins reach developmental milestones, such as tummy time, walking, and bringing hands to midline. They enrolled in Achievement Academy’s Charter Pre-K at two years old and have achieved so much during class time and therapy. “The teachers and therapists go above and beyond for their students! Roslyn and Elliott are blossoming at school,” Desiree stated.
Lyonnell was referred to Achievement Academy’s Charter Pre-K by Early Steps due to his struggle with fine motor skills and communication. He receives weekly one-on-one speech, occupational, and physical therapy. He is now able to communicate with others, ride a bike, and play sports. Tina explains that she is extremely grateful that her son had the opportunity to attend Achievement Academy. “The staff is amazing, thoughtful, and love their students as if they were their own. They help the children learn anything, no matter what obstacles stand in their way. It is amazing to have the peace of mind knowing our kids are in good hands. Achievement Academy has the best teachers, therapists, and administrative staff, who are always there for us without any hesitation!”
James was referred to Achievement Academy by Early Steps because he was born with congenital heart defect (CHD), putting him at an elevated risk for developmental delays. At the age of three, he began attending Achievement Academy where he receives one-on-one therapy sessions. Keara, James’ mother states, “I am overly thankful for Achievement Academy. The support and care given from all the staff makes it easier to place the care of your child in someone else’s hands. Because of this, my son’s development has blossomed into what it has today, and I know he will continue to knock down walls in the future.”
Rendon and Mason attended Achievement Academy’s Charter Pre-K after being diagnosed with a speech delay. While attending, Rendon received speech therapy which helped develop his speech and language. He is now in Kindergarten and is thriving, although he mentions how much he misses Achievement Academy and his teachers. His brother, Mason is a current Achievement Academy student. “When we noticed Mason was not saying many words, we knew just what to do and where we needed to be,” explained Angela. “We feel very fortunate to have been referred to Achievement Academy, and because of this wonderful school and amazing staff, we know our boys will do great things.”
If you would like to share your child’s Achievement Academy story through our Birth to Three or Charter Pre-K programs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to learn how we have impacted you and your child’s life!