|Visit the Parent Infant Program page to learn more about the services offered to Cleary's youngest students. |
The Cleary School Parent Infant Program (PIP) services children who are hearing
impaired ages birth to three years. PIP is a center-based program that offers a nurturing, family focused environment. We establish a three-way partnership between family, child and teacher to foster the overall development of your child. From a child's perspective we offer fun and engaging sensory opportunities. From a parent's perspective we offer information, guidance and emotional support. From a professional's perspective we offer individualized goal-driven sessions.
Cleary School provides a nurturing environment where the individual needs of students are identified and addressed by an entire team. We provide a safe and secure environment in which students are physically secure, emotionally supported and treated as individual learners with unique needs. We are committed to the ongoing development of our abilities to meet the changing and diverse needs of our students and to support to their families.
Cleary Student Featured in Newsday
|Jonatan Cervantes, a Cleary High School student, was featured in Newsday on January 28, 2014. Jonatan is a student in the Cleary Secondary Program which is partnered with East Islip High School. Jonatan played football this past fall for the junior varsity team at East Islip. |
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Pictured left to right: Coach Esposito, Jonatan Caravantes and Coach Pearsall
Cleary Students create a sign using ASL
Cleary School students in Heather Toomey’s Studio Art class at East Islip High School recently created a sign to hang above the Cleary School for the Deaf classrooms, consisting of the word “Cleary” spelled out in American Sign Language. “I always try to connect various disciplines into the art curriculum,” explain Toomey. “In Studio Art, I have students choose a word and then look at the American Sign Language alphabet and draw the hands that spell out a word. After outlining the contour line drawing of the hands, they use oil pastels with analogous colors.”
After a group of Cleary students completed that annual project, she became inspired and decided to take it one step further. “I thought about creating more artwork as school beautification,” said Toomey. “The Cleary students all worked together on their mural and used the Cleary colors for their background.”
“I liked developing my drawing skills and am proud to be a Cleary student,” said Jonatan Caravantes. Added classmate Leana Booker, “We have great skills and are proud to see the sign hanging in the hallway.”