Classrooms of the Hamm Center join children who are deaf or hard of hearing with children who have typical hearing, in a rich environment of listening and spoken language.  Developing relationships, learning to communicate, and practicing conversational partnership are integrated into all aspects of each child's school day.

In addition to academics, all of our children participate in enrichment activities that include music, PE/occupational therapy, physical education, art, and media.  Classroom teachers collaborate with enrichment teachers to integrate and bolster language development.

CLASSROOM SCHEDULES

Parent/Infant

  • Age: 1 week to 3 years
  • Weekly/Bi-weekly one-on-one (1:1) sessions
  • Taught in home-like environments
  • Families are coached on the transition from Part C services to Part B services of IDEA

Toddler Class

  • Age: 18 months – 2yrs
  • 2 days a week, 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (M/W or T/TH)
  • Taught in a classroom environment
  • Children are integrated with hearing peers 30 minutes per week
  • 3:1 student teacher ratio
  • Parental class participation – 30 minutes a week
  • Child and family receive 1:1 sessions

Twos Class

  • Age: 2 before September 1st of the current school year
  • 4 days a week (8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
  • Children are integrated with hearing peers 2 1/2 hours per week
  • 3:1 student teacher ratio
  • Class time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Child and family receive 1:1 sessions until third birthday

Threes Class

  • Age: 3 before September 1st of current school year
  • 5 days/week (8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.)
  • Children are integrated with their hearing peers for the entire school day
  • Lunch and recess are spent with students of all three Atlanta Speech School Preschools
  • 4:1 student teacher ratio
  • Children eligible for extended day programming

Fours Class

  • Age: 4 before September 1st of the current school year
  • 5 days/week (8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
  • Children are integrated with their hearing peers for the entire school day
  • Enrichment, lunch and recess are spent with all 3 Atlanta Speech School PreK Students
  • 4:1 student teacher ratio
  • Children participate in groups with other preschools
  • Class time: 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Children are eligible for extended day programming

Early Intervention information available upon request