Our Program

Activities

Creative Art Projects

Jeremiah’s Place has a special love for the arts. We do every type of art and crafting that you could possibly think of. Some types of things we do include canvas painting, watercolor painting, wood projects, clay sculpting, decoupage, flower pressing, and much more! We specialize in seasonal projects and love to create beautiful pieces for nearly every Holiday.

Stem – Science, technology, engineering and mathematics

Through our stem classes we help students learn basic building concepts, gain critical thinking and problem solving skills,  increase their confidence and self-esteem, and improve their ability to follow directions. Some examples of our STEM projects include building structures with marshmallows and toothpicks, building and racing cars made from Legos, working on geoboards, and working on snap circuit boards.

Reading Comprehension

Our reading comprehension classes exist to reignite in our students  an interest in reading and books which has possibly been lost in adulthood. Students participate in regular group reading times where they listen to a variety of books. Our emphasis is often placed on chapter books in an effort to dissipate some of the common fears of reading larger books. Students get opportunities to read aloud to their group if they want to, and also participate in comprehension activities to further their understanding of the story.

Physical Education

We strongly emphasize the importance of physical education for the special needs community. Each morning students begin their day with a 45 minute structured P.E. session which consists of walking, stretching, and cardio.

Healthy Eating

At Jeremiah’s Place, we encourage our students to be mindful about what they’re putting in their bodies. Our healthy eating lessons provide straightforward and easily applicable information about what it means to eat well and nourish our bodies.

Performing Arts

Our students have multiple opportunities per year to participate in live performances, such as our much-loved annual Christmas production. Our students perform at nearly all our events, and have been invited to perform for other organizations as well, such as  the Rio Grande Down Syndrome Network. Through these performances students gain experience in singing, dancing, acting, and modeling. We highly encourage independence when it comes to our students performing, therefore they almost always perform completely unassisted.

Annual Field Trips

Spring/Summer

  • Albuquerque Biopark
  • Explora
  • Natural History Museum

Fall

  • New Mexico State Fair
  • Pumpkin Patch

Winter

  • PopeJoy SchoolTime Series