Ability KC’s Mary Shaw Branton Therapeutic Preschool is a NAEYC accredited and state licensed Peer Model preschool with a rich history of serving children of all abilities. We provide medical, therapeutic and educational services to children ages 1-5 years old in a caring and inclusive environment. Our teachers and therapists are degreed professionals who are specially trained to address a wide variety of educational, medical and therapeutic diagnoses, with successful kindergarten transition as our goal. Each child’s individual developmental needs are addressed, all while celebrating what makes them unique.  Our teachers utilize the Conscious Discipline approach, a social-emotional curriculum that promotes developmentally appropriate practices for children of all abilities. All of our children benefit greatly from these varied approaches, ensuring a rich learning environment for every child. Each classroom boasts a small student-to-teacher ratio which provides ample opportunities for exploring, interacting and learning. For children with additional needs, we provide integrated therapy services both inside and outside the classroom to ensure each child reaches their personal goals.
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Therapeutic Preschool Experience Includes:

  • 1:4 Student Teacher Ratio, a Figure That Goes Beyond Industry Standards
  • Central Courtyard Playground
  • Convenient Courtyard Playground
  • Cutting-Edge Classroom Technology
  • Extended Hours for Working Families
  • Early Childhood & Special Educators
  • Family Style Lunchroom
  • Integrated 1:1 and Group Therapies
  • Peer Model Program for Typically Developing Children
  • Play Based Therapies
  • Sensory Garden

Additional Integrated Services:

  • Assistive Technology
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy
  • Aquatic Therapy in our State-of-the-Art Indoor Therapeutic Pool
  • Case Management
  • Nursing Support
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Social Work
  • Speech and Language Therapy
Therapeutic Preschooler Playing

Ability KC has been like a family to us. The progress our son made thanks to your care is nothing short of outstanding. Words can’t describe the extent of our gratitude. Thank you for everything.” – Parent Testimony 

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