The SLS program moved its Kindergarten and First Grade into their own room, thereby allowing these students a little more latitude as to noise level and work time. Since these students rarely have enough homework to last more than 20 minutes, they needed more space for good educational games and activities that tend to disturb other students. In March the ECEF library opened.
This library is available for all students and participants of the ECEF. It has a section of teacher manuals, a reference section for teachers offering anything from books about Aspergers, Autism, ADHD, or learning problems to books with enrichment activities in the arts, science, health, math, and creative fields. Students can select books that they can read. This is particularly important to students with lower than grade level reading abilities. They no longer have to go into the lower classroom to get books to read. This helps improve a student’s self-esteem, self-confidence and hopefully encourages them to read more.