- The Gifford Foundation awards $15,000 grant to Jowonio School
- Hank Klueber Adaptive Communication Fund launched to honor Jowonio graduate
- Jowonio hosts new fundraiser- the Jowonio Speedway
Syracuse, New York – Jowonio School, an innovative early childhood preschool program providing in-classroom inclusive education for children ages 2-5 years old, has been awarded a $15,000 grant from t...
Maureen Quigley and the Jowonio School community invite you to the Hank Klueber Memorium and Adaptive Communication Fund Launch on Thursday, November 9, 2023 at 10:00 AM at Jowonio School, 3049 E...
a night of Mario Kart and remote control car racing! The VERY FIRST Mario Kart and Remote Control Car Derby benefiting a special school for exceptional children. Dust off your cocktail attire a...
DIVERSITY / INCLUSION
Jowonio accepts students with a wide range of backgrounds, skills, and learning needs. We believe that children benefit from engagement with peers who bring a variety of interests and talents to the interaction. Teachers emphasize social inclusion as they plan and work to build a sense of community and social problem-solving.
WHOLE CHILD CURRICULUM
Using a combination of relationship, play-based, and experiential approaches, Jowonio teachers provide a developmentally appropriate curriculum that is adapted to meet the needs and interests of all students. We focus on the whole child, addressing all learning domains and styles of learning, with a particular focus on intentionally teaching social interaction and problem-solving skills. The daily schedule in each classroom is designed to include a balance of child-initiated and adult-directed activities throughout the day. The curriculum also incorporates many opportunities to celebrate creative expression through art, music and dance; the school layout includes multiple indoor and outdoor spaces for movement as well as an art studio and a library.
Jowonio is deeply committed to a team-based approach that includes a strong partnership with parents. Classroom teams include teachers, assistants, aides and support staff such as speech, occupational and physical therapists, and social workers. On-going mentoring, coaching and collaborative problem-solving is provided by experienced support teachers. We have a school-wide commitment to regular meeting times for planning and clinical discussions. In addition we have opportunities for parents to volunteer and engage with staff in two-way communication, through our website, e-mails, parent conferences, and/or home visits. Social workers offer individualized family support through respite, support and instructional groups, access to community resources, and crisis assistance.