Challenging children in a language and cognitively rich environment.
2225-2219 Lakeside Drive
Bannockburn, IL 60015
Phone: 847-234-0688
"Dedicated to optimizing students’ educational, functional, social-emotional
and communicative potential based on individual profiles andlearning styles"
The Classroom Connection Day School Vision

The Classroom Connection Day School is a nonpublic special education facility, certified by the Illinois State Board of Education, for students, 5-17 years of age, with complex learning needs. This program is intended for students with a primary diagnosis of Intellectual Disability, Specific Learning Disability, Speech or Language Impairment, Emotional Disability, Other Health Impairment, Multiple Disabilities, Developmental Delay or Autism.

By using a wide variety of methodologies and programs to maximize each student’s learning, we are able to create and offer an environment where children are motivated to explore and learn. This coordination is achieved through team collaboration, problem solving, and individualized, student-centered planning.

The Classroom Connection philosophy stresses the importance of multi-modal learning and relationship-based education. We strive to create a nurturing and supportive environment for students to gain trust in the educational process and put faith in themselves as learners.
Fundamental Principles
  • Recognition of parents and families as valuable partners in the learning process; encouragement of parental involvement in curriculum development and programming
  • Relationship-based teaching
  • Sensory supportive environment
  • Trans-disciplinary, integrated intervention in all developmental areas
  • Developmental approach to each student’s program
  • Individualized, intense, interest-driven, well-balanced programming
  • 1:1 intensive instruction.
  • Nurturing, structure, visually-cued environment
  • Daily opportunities to practice functional life skills in a naturalistic setting
  • Assessment and understand of the whole child in all 8 domains: self-help, cognitive/academic, language, fine motor, gross motor, visual-perceptual, social-emotional and cultural literacy
  • Child-centered approach to all curriculum development, instruction and team collaboration.
After School Enrichment Opportunities Available!

Clinical Connections offers after-school programming options for CCDS students, based on the overwhelming interest from parents! A number of academic, therapeutic and enrichment opportunities are offered including workout basics, art exploration, science exploration, videography, yoga, sports of all sorts, music exploration and photography.
Program Components
  • Unique blend of on-site therapeutic staff including: speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, music therapy, physical therapy and social work
  • Collaboration with experts in the areas of assistive technology, visual processing and behavior management
  • Utilization of a wide variety of methodologies to match each student’s learning style
  • Access to assistive technology to enhance participation in our language arts curriculum, communication experiences, and social opportunities
  • In-house assistive technology team
  • On-site project designer to customize and individualize materials
  • Frequent progress monitoring through quantitative and qualitative data collection
  • Pre-vocational assessment and programming
  • An intensive, individualized learning experience
  • Wide breath and range of academic and therapeutic curriculum and methodologies
  • Classroom staff meets weekly to discuss student programming, monitor progress, and problem-solve programming issues.
Challenging children in a language and cognitively rich environment.