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Former Clarke Employee Wins ASHA Editor's Award

November 14, 2017—The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) honored former Clarke employee Frank Iglehart with the Editor's Award for the American Journal of Audiology.[More]

Honoring Trustees for their Service and Welcoming a New Addition to the Board

November 13, 2017—Clarke is honored to recognize Kevin Franck, PhD, Sara Grosvenor and Sharon McCarthy as they close out their terms with Clarke's Board of Trustees this fall. Kevin, the brother of a Clarke Alumna, joined the Board in 2011; Sara, Founder and President of The Alexander...[More]

Clarke Staff and Alumni Collaborate on Educational eBook

November 5, 2017—Thanks to the contributions from Clarke staff, Smith/Clarke alumni and Clarke Board Members, we are pleased to announce that the eBook Preparing to Teach, Committing to Learn: An Introduction to Educating Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, is now available...[More]

The 38th Annual Conference on Mainstreaming Students with Hearing Loss Draws Hundreds of Professionals, Parents and Teens

November 1, 2017—Clarke Mainstream Services’ 38th Annual Conference on Mainstreaming Students with Hearing Loss was a great success, drawing hundreds of attendees, sponsors and exhibitors from across the country. This year’s event was especially significant, as Clarke Schools for...[More]

 
April 25, 2016

Clarke Celebrates National Week of the Young Child


April 25, 2016—Clarke Northampton’s preschool students and their families recently joined in the regional festivities for the National Week of the Young Child, an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), which celebrates early learning, young children, their teachers and families.

To kick off the week, a children’s festival was held in April at the Jackson Street School in Northampton, MA with a variety of “Brain Building” games and activities for young children and their families. Nearly 500 families attended the event, and Clarke teacher of the deaf Jeanne Moriarty was there to lead some little scientists in a springtime grass seed planting activity. Children also enjoyed touring a police car, a school bus, a fire engine and a dump truck!

The Clarke preschool students also joined 36 area early childhood programs in creating and displaying artwork at local businesses. Our young Clarke artists displayed self-portraits at Sip, a café located in the heart of downtown Northampton.

The events were sponsored by Northampton Public Schools, Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Programs (CFCE) and Northampton Parents Center through a grant from the MA Department of Early Education and Care.