“My son has attended ODLC since March and within 6 weeks I watched him develop from a difficult student to a thriving and independent child. I do not even have enough thanks or words of appreciation to express my gratitude for all that they have done.” – parent of ODLC student
With an emphasis on building social skills and getting our preschool students and their parents ready for Kindergarten, Open Door Learning Center (ODLC) is an intentionally inclusive preschool dedicated to serving students with and without learning and behavior challenges using the principles of applied behavior analysis.
Open Door Learning Center is a preschool located on the Paxton Campus in Leesburg, Virginia. We have all-day and half-day preschool openings for children 2 years old to 7 years old. Our daily schedule offers a wide variety of activities including: learning exploration centers, fine motor skill development, interactive music activities, social skills building, library time, outside play and a whole lot more!
Teaching practices at the school are derived primarily from applied behavior analysis (ABA) and include positive reinforcement, direct instruction, continuous measurement of learning, and strategic data analysis based on graphic displays. We offer a wide range of enriching activities to meet the individual needs of each preschool child, focusing on building each child’s emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills. Our various teaching methods include hands-on natural environment teaching, traditional classroom instruction, and individualized instruction.
Our goal is for each preschool student to master all developmental milestones and/or mastery of our Starfall Standards prior to preschool graduation and entering our or a county kindergarten program. Mastering the learning blocks skills, will ensure that our students have what’s necessary to thrive in a mainstream Kindergarten environment. Our program offers students the unique opportunity to learn behavioral, social and pre-academic skills in a natural environment (play-based) setting through the use of Applied Behavior Analysis techniques. At Open Door Learning Center, we individualize each child’s educational experience so that EVERY child can succeed!
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