CEID offers unique, specialized programs for infants/children, featuring:
Early intervention education for infants and children up to age 5 with hearing loss and/or severe speech and language delay
Bilingual, inclusive community preschool for typically developing children ages 2 to 5
Bilingual instruction (spoken English and sign language)
Early literacy development
Child-curriculum, highlighting social, speech, language, and cognitive development
Custom-designed, state-of-the-art building and playground
Community Service Buddy Program partnership with Prospect Sierra
Through generous donations of dollars, services, and materials, CEID was able to purchase land and build a school customized to the needs of young children who are deaf and hard of hearing. It is the only center of its kind in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Our campus includes a toddler classroom, a preschool classroom, and an inclusive community preschool and childcare center for both hearing children and children with hearing loss. The classrooms radiant floor heating system is completely quiet (unlike central heating) so it doesn't distract the children or interfere with the efficiency of hearing aids and cochlear implants. Our specially designed playground surface is made from recycled rubber and offers protection for children during running, climbing and active play.