The Luma Center

A Program of Valley Forge Educational Services

Announcements

  • Vanguard School Alumni Holiday Dinner
    Thursday, December 15
    6:30–8:30 pm
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  • Special Kids Summer Camp Expo
    January 28, 2017

    1:00-4:00 pm
    VFES Activities Center 
    Snow Date: February 4

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  • Amazon Smile
    Shop smile.amazon.com and support Valley Forge Educational Services! Amazon will donate .5% of eligible Amazon Smile purchases to VFES.

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  • Resource Fair Directory is now available online! Featuring more than 30 providers for young adults with special needs. Click here

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  • The Luma Center is home to StarPoint and StarPoint 2, The Vanguard School's Pre-K/K and K/1 classrooms, which embrace the concept that each child learns differently. Our comprehensive programs recognize each child’s abilities while supporting his or her academic and therapeutic needs. StarPoint’s teaching methods are grounded in child development principles set forth by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The programs are aligned with Pennsylvania Core Standards. Staff employ a strengths-based approach, recognizing and teaching to the specific abilities and needs of each child.

    • Focuses on developing the core areas of literacy and numeracy
    • Supports academic readiness, socialization with peers, self-care and communication goals
    • Taught by certified special education teachers with collaboration from a team of licensed speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists
    • Designed for students with a Pennsylvania Department of Special Education exceptionality of developmental disability, autism, intellectual disability, speech-language disorder, emotional disturbance and/or other health impairment (OHI)
    • Students regularly attend physical education, health, music, art, library, guidance and computer class, social skills development, science, social studies and outdoor learning

    StarPoint and StarPoint 2 are licensed through the Pennsylvania Department of Education under The Vanguard School license.

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