Children, Youth, and Families

Children, Youth, and Families

Birth - 22 Programs at CES include educational and learning programs provided directly to students and children that address gaps for students with unique needs. CES also provides resources, teaching, evaluation and assistance to parents and families with children 0-5 or children with special needs.

For information about the types of services and expertise we offer across program areas, please browse the Services section of our website.

Early Childhood

Whether you are a parent looking for support and answers to your many questions, or an early childhood educator looking for professional growth opportunities, we can help.

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Special Education

Programs supporting students with disabilities include direct student programs, in-district technical assistance, professional development, and specialists including speech, PT, OT, vision-orientation and mobility, adapted physical education, and assistive technology.

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Approved and accredited by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the CES Licensure Programs are a quick, practical, and affordable route to an Initial or Additional License as a teacher in Massachusetts.

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After School

The 21st Century After School Programs incorporate a balance of fun activities in a safe, supportive environment. Through our programs, students strengthen their academic skills, deepen communication skills with adults and peers, and stretch their physical limits.

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Mount Tom Academy

Mount Tom Academy at Holyoke Community College is an alternative learning program for high school students for whom traditional high school settings have not been successful, and may benefit from alternative placement.

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School to Work Programs

CES has several programs providing support and services to students preparing for careers, including training and help to identify internships and other career preparation experiences.

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CES is a partner to the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services (DYS) in creating access to high-quality education and employment opportunities for youth in the care and custody of DYS.

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CES is the Contracted Provider for Special Education in Institutional Settings (SEIS) Programs. We work to coordinate and deliver special education services to students in the care of DYS, DMH, DPH, and CHC.

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