The Luma Center

A Program of Valley Forge Educational Services

Announcements

  • Resource Fair: Employment, Housing, Support Services and Social Opportunities for Young Adults and Their Families
    Thursday, October 13, 6:30–8:30 pm
    VFES Activities Center
    Free and Open to the Public
    Designed to offer families the opportunity to learn about area programs, services, products and resources for adults with special needs. Exhibitors include supportive employment organizations, residential service providers, community support services, benefits counselors, family advocates, special needs financial planning experts and organizations that provide social, recreational and leisure activities.

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  • Autism Speaks Walk
    Saturday, October 22
    Citizens Bank Park
    8 AM - 1:00 PM
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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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