The UAH Rise School is a unique program for many reasons: Inclusiveness The UAH Rise School maintains a 50:50 ratio of children with and without special needs, creating the optimum learning culture for all young children. The success of this ratio is well documented and Rise is considered a natural learning environment for all young children. Personnel The teachers at the UAH Rise School either hold or are working towards a master’s degree and the majority of the teacher assistants have bachelor’s degrees. The program contracts for pediatric physical therapy, occupational therapy, music therapy, and speech therapy. Teacher/child ratio The classrooms maintain a teacher- child ratio of 1:2 to 1:4. This is done in order to insure that as many learning opportunities as possible are provided. Consistency The UAH Rise School is a year round program that children attend Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 2:30 pm. Integrated therapy Therapy is incorporated into the daily activities of the classroom. This allows teachers to implement the therapeutic activities with ongoing monitoring and input from our team of therapist. This approach has been proven to be most beneficial to children and allows for therapy to be delivered throughout the day. Curriculum The UAH Rise School has adopted the Creative Curriculum, the most successfully researched curriculum designed to meet the needs of all children in an integrated environment. The curriculum is user friendly and addresses all areas that are included in NAEYC Standards, Alabama Early Learning Guidelines, Alabama Developmental Standards, and kindergarten classrooms.