The Shadow Project is making its first foray into early childhood education this fall, with the installation of a SuperSensory Literacy room at Clarendon Regional Early Learning Academy in North Portland.
“Research shows that children greatly benefit from formal education before kindergarten, particularly children with learning disabilities,” said Shadow Founder and Executive Director Christy Scattarella, M.A. “We are thrilled to be asked by a Head Start to help them meet children’s sensory needs, so they can achieve early and get ready for kindergarten.”
Clarendon Regional Early Learning Academy is part of the Portland Public School District. Shadow will install one of its sensory spaces there to help instill calm and focus, two essential self-regulation and executive functioning skills in the classroom, said Quynh Nguyen, M.A., Shadow program manager.