Children's Services Mission:
We provide a safe, healthy, and inclusive learning environment in which children with special needs and children that are typically developing learn and grow together.
All children have special gifts, they just open their gifts at different times.
Learning and Growth Environment:
Licensed for 189 children by the North Dakota Department of Human Services
Center Hours: 6 am to 6 pm, Monday – Friday
Ages: 6 weeks through age 12
A nurturing, secure, and inclusive learning environment for all children
Full Time special needs coordinator providing services for families and children with special needs
Stimulating Maturity through Accelerated Readiness Training (S.M.A.R.T) (Sample Daily Activities)
Cognitive development - engaging activities to develop your childs mind
Physical development - monitoring and fostering growth and development
Social development activities - promoting interaction and developing friendships
Emotional development activities - understanding feelings and appropriate expression
Parent/teacher conferences - Communication about childrens growth and development.
Healthy and Nutritious meals served daily (Sample Menu)
Transportation to Fargo Public Schools (south of 13th Avenue)
All Staff are CPR and First Aid certified
S.M.A.R.T. (Stimulating Maturity through Accelerated Readiness Training):
S.M.A.R.T. is a multi-sensory approach to learning, designed to enhance the physiological and neurological readiness skills children need to succeed in school. Children at Fraser Child Care Center participate in activities for developing and/or enhancing their large and fine muscle skills, visual perception, and eye-hand coordination. Children progress at their own rate and the activities are designed to enrich and enhance the children’s abilities in a positive and “play-like” atmosphere.
All children participate in activities repetitively to improve their skills. We begin in the fall and end in the spring with a goal of 80 hours. We conduct pre-testing and post-testing of the children and scores conclude that their skills do improve! We celebrate the children’s hard work in May with S.M.A.R.T. Olympics. Parents and other family members have fun watching their child do the activities, and the event offers the opportunity for parents to see the growth and visit with childcare staff about the program. Fraser Child Care Center has S.M.A.R.T. kids!
Nearly all the information we gain throughout our lives comes to us through our eyes. Each child must have satisfactory sight skills if he/she is to truly achieve his/her potential. That is why Fraser Child Care Center offers a free vision screening to children ages 3 – 12 at our center. Vision is different than sight. A child may be found to have 20/20 sight, yet still not have adequate vision for reading.
Audio Visual Entrainment:
Audio Visual Entrainment (AVE) is used to exercise the brain when the brain does not regulate itself efficiently. A child’s visual channel is exposed to pulsing lights and the auditory channel is exposed to rhythmic beats or tones. When this happens, the child’s brainwave activity begins to follow the flicker of the light and rhythm of the sound. AVE equipment is used to help the brain to obtain useful patterns. AVE is available to all children enrolled at Fraser Child Care Center at no charge. Each session takes approximately 20 minutes.
Skill Enhancement Training (SET)
June 3, 2013 to August 9, 2013
Monday - Friday, 10 am to 5 pm
Being a young person in the world today is difficult and many struggle to become independent. The Skill Enhancement Training (SET) program helps young people learn life skills so they can become successful adults. SET is a community based program operating in the summer months. Youth and young adults, ages 12-21 (experiencing transitional issues possibly impacted by a mental health condition), are taught important life skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills during structured social/recreational activities. Participants are engaged in group therapy sessions to help them cope with their disability/behaviors and achieve their goals. Since 2004, program participants and their family members have seen significant improvements in skills development with over half of the participants achieving their individual and group program goals with an 80% success rate or higher.*
*Fraser, Ltd. program data
SAMPLE SET ACTIVITY SCHEDULE