Arc of Rowan Summer Day Program
The Arc of Rowan Summer Day Program has been in existence in 1984. The program provides a secure, positive environment that meets the physical, social, emotional and educational needs of children ages 5–21 with intellectual and other related developmental disabilities.
The Arc of Rowan Summer Day Program is a six-week program that operates Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The program will begin on Monday, June 30, and will end on Thursday, Aug. 7. The Arc of Rowan operates two locations: North Rowan High School and Landis Elementary School.
The program offers training in self-help skills, academics, personal and social skills, sensory development, communication skills and gross/fine motor skills. Daily activities include a variety of educational and social experiences for children according to their needs established in their Individual Education Plan (IEP). These activities include indoor and outdoor activities and weekly field trips. Having this program allows children to maintain and practice academic skills from their Individual Education Plan that would not be taught during the summer.
Children may learn to complete a math problem on their own, learn to tie their shoes, learn to read new words, write the words and or sentences down, learn to socialize with other peers appropriately, transition from one thing to another. This program also provides opportunities that some of the children would not experience if they did not attend.
The Arc of Rowan Summer Day Program is licensed and approved according to standards established by the North Carolina Child Day Care Licensing Division and the Division of Mental Health/Mental Retardation/Substance Abuse Services. The program is reviewed and evaluated annually. Staff is required to take part in various trainings such as first aid/CPR and basic school-aged curriculum training (BSAC). All staff members have to take part in finger printing, criminal background checks and federal registry as required by the state.
The Arc of Rowan partners with the Rowan-Salisbury School System to operate this program. The School System provides two locations, meals during the program, transportation and an assistant. The Arc of Rowan is a Rowan County United Way agency. The program is also supported by grants, parent fees, local civic groups and donations.
If you would like more information on how to enroll your child in the program, contact The Arc of Rowan office as soon as possible and inquire about an application at 704-637-1521. Visit the website at www.thearcofrowan.org for additional information. Enrollment has begun.