Milwaukee Center for Independence: Assisting individuals with special needs

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The School for Early Development & Achievement welcomes students with and without special needs in a full-inclusion environment. Small class sizes and an emphasis on developing core academic skills give children a solid foundation for academic success. Believe in what children can do!

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SEDA prepares students for success!

The School for Early Development & Achievement (SEDA) is a free public school chartered through the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Founded in 2001, SEDA is an affiliate of the Milwaukee Center for Independence (MCFI). SEDA welcomes students with and without special needs in a full inclusion environment. SEDA's K4 through second grade classes provide a solid foundation for academic success, with individualized education plans tailored to the needs of each student. Our certified staff includes teachers, therapists and classroom aides. Small class sizes allow teachers to give SEDA students individualized attention. The school offers families support and resources from the first day the child is enrolled, giving them the tools they need to help students reach their highest levels of success.


SEDA's mission is to increase developmental competencies and educational achievement of young children as a strong foundation for learning and success throughout their lives.

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For more information on SEDA, please contact Nicola Ciurro at (414) 937-2059 or send us an email.





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SEDA recently received a $10,000 gift from the General Mills Champions for Healthy Kids program. Our Smart and Healthy Students program will focus on nutrition education through Little Sprouts University and regular family activities to promote nutrition in the home, and continued implementation of yoga and movement in the classroom to develop habits kids can use to reduce stress. We will also work with parents to provide their children with dietary supplements that are essential to brain health, including Vitamin D and Omega3s.


MCFI core programs are nationally accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.) MCFI Pediatric Skilled Nursing has earned gold certification from the Joint Commission (JCAHO).

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