When Ava first came to Elim, she was scared and uncomfortable if she was away from her dad, her mom, or her grandma. But, she quickly grew comfortable at Elim and now looks forward to school days. She loves the kids around her and benefits from the many educational and other activities Elim has to offer.
According to her mom, Ava has blossomed since starting at Elim last year. While Ava’s young age lends itself to rapid developmental progress, her mom also recognizes that the array of activities she participates in at Elim have kept Ava engaged in her education and have prompted growth in other areas of her life.
One significant area of growth is her communication. Without the skills Ava has gained in communication, her mom would never have known how much Ava understands about her world or how much she has to say about it. Thanks to a growing “communication book,” Ava can more easily express her thoughts and engage more fully in her education.
In her Pre-Kindergarten class, Ava spends her days matching symbols, learning colors, patterning, learning to count, and more. She is growing and progressing academically. Just as importantly, she loves being around her classmates, and her happiness is evident to all.
Ava’s teacher has great faith in her abilities. “She has already grown so much. We want to keep providing her with the opportunities that she needs to keep going!”
Her family is so thankful for the partnership Elim provides. “We are so grateful that Elim keeps Ava busy and growing,” says her mom. “She loves Elim and is often bored and cranky if she has to stay home for the day. We all can’t say enough good things about Elim. We are 100% thrilled!”