School Enrichment Academy

School Enrichment Academy is offered by the Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands in partnership with Little Leaf Learning Center. Teachers from local districts will provide additional academic intervention to students with Down syndrome in Kindergarten - 5th grade, during one or two hour, small group tutoring sessions. The curriculum supports research and evidence based methods for effectively teaching students with Down syndrome. Instruction will include sight words, spelling lists, reading, math, handwriting, and more. Classroom volunteers will ensure the program runs smoothly and effectively for the staff and students.

Where – Through the Years Child Care (9855-1/2 W Center Rd, Omaha, NE 68124)

When – Sundays throughout the school year, 4 – 6PM, September 24th start date. (Please see bold text below)

Cost - $20 per 1-hour session. You may select one hour or two hour sessions. A minimum of 2, one hour time slots is required every month. You will be billed $40 minimum every month to be part of the program. Payment will be due at the beginning of each month. 

The Program is now FULL. Please contact Kim Yaeger or Leah Janke to get on the waiting list! 

September 24th is a REQUIRED orientation date for parents and students. Starting in October, you will use Sign Up Genius to select your sessions. Each student will have a binder made for them. Parents will need to provide Kim with a copy of your most current IEP and/or progress report. After you register, Kim will be in contact with you to get your child's current grade level materials (sight words, spelling lists, reading requirements, etc.)

Educators are welcome to shadow sessions. Please contact Kim Yaeger or Leah Janke.

Know someone interested in volunteering? They can sign up HERE!

School Enrichment Academy

Registration Fee - FULL

Please contact Kim Yaeger or Leah Janke to get on the waiting list!

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October 22nd 4-5PM

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School Enrichment Academy Staff

Leah Janke, Program Coordinator

Executive Director of the Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands

Kim Yaeger, Curriculum Coordinator 

Founder and President of Little Leaf Learning Center

Tracy Hayden

Second Grade Teacher, Gretna Public Schools

Sarah Lallman

Elementary Special Education Teacher, Westside Community Schools

Marissa Schulte

Elementary Special Education Teacher, Omaha Public Schools