The pleasure and sense of accomplishment that accompanies the sport of horseback riding has proven to be just the beginning of the benefits for children with disabilities.
Research has shown that riding a horse helps a child’s flexibility, balance and muscle strength. In addition, the rider experiences growth in self esteem, confidence and independence. The NIS program, established in 2002, provides a program adapted to meet the physical and emotional needs of each participating child.
This popular program is designed to meet the needs of NIS families. Many families appreciate the opportunity to enjoy learning experiences in a relaxed, fun atmosphere in our child centered environment. Parents and children can participate together.
In January 2008, NIS opened a newly constructed addition to our facility, our new library media center. We have created a warm and inviting environment in which children can experience a variety of early literacy activities. In addition, this center serves as an information and materials resource for parents and NIS professionals.
A broad spectrum of materials are available including fiction and non-fiction children’s books, bilingual books, educational software, professional magazines, and books for parents and professionals on early childhood education and family issues. In this center you will find: