Kari Zerbe wrote -The Rise School of Dallas is an early childhood education program with three major goals: to provide children with a blend of intervention and therapy services within the context of a developmentally appropriate curriculum; to provide family centered services designed to meet the needs of all children and families; and to prepare children for their next learning environment. The Rise School is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), a prestigious recognition achieved by only 7% of early childhood programs nationwide. The Rise School is the only NAEYC school in Dallas specializing in children with special needs.
The Rise School of Dallas serves children with developmental delays from ages 18 months to 6 years, as well as integrating children without delays. The school has a 3:1 child/instructor ratio with classes up to 10 children. Occupational, physical, speech and music therapy is provided within the context of the educational environment using an integrative approach with therapy goals implemented collaboratively by the therapists.