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Don’t Annoy the Teacher

Mastering preschool communication It’s a fine line between advocating for your child and being an obnoxious parent. As a former special education teacher in nursery schools (and founder of Team Esteem), Jamie Levine, M.S. Ed, spends a lot of time managing relationships...
Confidence

Building Confidence

Preschooler insecurities are heart-breaking. We all want—so badly—for our kids to feel good about themselves. “It’s critical to encourage self-confidence in the preschool years,” says Team Esteem founder Jamie Levine, M.S.Ed. “Children with high self-esteem act more independently...
Play Date

Play Dates With a Purpose

Aside from the usual tantrums and sharing snafus, toddler play dates are generally fun for little friends-in-training. But for children with developmental delays, speech issues, or weak conversation skills, they can be a real struggle. Hence the new facilitated play date program...

What is a SEIT?

Jamie Levine, MS. Ed, a Special Education Itinerant Teacher, describes how SEITs work with special needs kids to help them integrate into mainstream classrooms and reach their individual goals.
Special Parent Tips for Play Dates

5 TIPS TO MAKING PLAY DATES EASIER FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

“The play that two children can do in an organic setting is something that cannot be constructed in a classroom,” says Jamie Levine, MS, founder of Team Esteem, a private special education company based in Manhattan. “That connection…allows children to forge a...