Guiding Hands School, Inc. | Education
Founded is 1993, Guiding Hands School, Inc. is a non-public school certified by the California State Department of Education and a licensed childcare center through Community Care Licensing. With classes for preschool through 12th grade, the school educates students from 2 to 19 years of age. To enhance positive growth patterns, staff-to-student ratio is 1:5 and class size is capped at 15 students. Credentialed teachers use California state standards-based curriculum combined with fun and exciting activities that develop self-esteem and problem solving strategies.
The school is located on four acres in El Dorado Hills, just one exit east of Folsom. The campus has an elementary school building and a junior high/high school building seperated by a large playground and blacktop area. The campus has a kitchen with hot lunch program, a multipurpose room, a library, a play yard for preschool students and an expansive grassy playing field.
A certified behavioral specialist assists in the development and supervision of programs designed to help students learn to modify behaviors, develop coping strategies, and build self-esteem and self-control. Students learn to achieve as individuals while also learning to participate as a member of a classroom. All behavioral interventions comply with Title 5 regulations regarding Behavioral Interventions for Special Education students. Parents receive an easily understood report that illustrates their child's behaviors at school.
School counseling services focus on strengthening self-image, self-pride, conflict resolution and personal accomplishment. Speech and Language therapists and Occupational therapists are on staff to provide therapy to students who qualify for services as outlined in the student's Individual Education Plan. Individual, group, and consultation therapy services are provided.
Extended day services are available Monday through Friday, before and after school from 7:00am to 6:00pm. The certified extended day staff provides a warm nurturing environment with structured developmentally appropriate programming and curriculum. All extended day students receive a healthy snack.