The Italian Home for Children
Nature and Purpose
The Italian Home for Children is a residential and day treatment program for children ages 4-13 who are experiencing severe emotional, social and learning difficulties. The Italian Home provides educational and therapeutic services through a multidisciplinary team approach. Through intensive academics, a structured behavior management system, support and counseling services, after school activities and groups; each child is provided with the opportunity to achieve his/her highest level of success. We seek to create a positive, caring community where everyone feels accepted, everyone feels safe and everyone learns.
PULSE students may work in the school. In the school there are six classrooms with 8-10 students in each class. All classes have a Teacher, Assistant Teacher and Child Care Worker to provide a 4:1 student-to-staff ratio through the day. Each child's academic program is individually designed to accommodate individual needs. Groups and after-school activities are offered Monday through Thursday as part of our extended day program. PULSE students would assist students with individual and small group class work, daily school activities, art, gym, computers, and after-school clubs. In addition, there is an after school program that runs Monday through Friday from 3-6 pm. PULSE students are welcome to apply for this program as well.
School Hours: 9 am - 4:15pm, Monday-Thursday; 9 am - Noon, Friday
Afterschool Hours: 3-6 pm, Monday - Friday
Hours are flexible and students may work either a full day or a combination of half days to accommodate schedules. There are seven openings in the program.
PULSE students will be oriented to the program by the directors of assigned areas. Weekly supervision and additional training will be provided by supervisor staff. Additional support and guidance is available as needed.
1125 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130