Washburn is one of only several Minnesota Day Treatment programs serving young children. The intensive program provides early intervention and helps children ages three to nine in the Minneapolis school district develop the social, emotional and behavioral skills needed to be successful in school and at home.
In addition to the child attending the therapeutic classroom, clinicians offer pre- and after-care services, group and family therapy and psychiatric services as needed.
Children continue to attend their community school or preschool for a half day. Day Treatment staff collaborates closely with the child’s teachers and parents to ensure the ongoing success of the child and to help the child transfer lessons learned in Washburn’s therapeutic classroom to their traditional school setting.