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The PREP Group Presents: Social Emotional Supports

Drs. Miguel & Tomaino presented the following information on social emotional supports as a part of the professional learning webinar series for paraeducators with Supporting Inclusive Practices. Below is a recap of the session.   Can you recall any social-emotional supports in your education? For many the answer is no, or not many. What if we had increased social-emotional supports…

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Port View Preparatory’s First Virtual Hiring Event

Join us for our first virtual Hiring Event on Friday, March 19, from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm and Saturday, March 20, from 9:00 am-11:00 am! For the first time, Port View Preparatory will hold a virtual hiring event for our paraprofessional positions in Tustin (Orange County) and Ontario (San Bernardino County). Port View Preparatory® is a collaborative educational school that caters…

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Welcome Brennen!

Since opening its doors, Port View Preparatory has attracted the most experienced, talented and credentialed special needs staff in Southern California. From its principals to its speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists and teachers, Port View Prep’s crew is thoroughly screened and handpicked by co-principals, Mr. Eddie & Ms. Melaura. One of our newest staff is none other than our…

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Honoring African American History Month

Officially recognized by American presidents in the 1970’s, some communities and individuals had been celebrating African American contributions to our society and the world as early as the 1920’s. Most of us are already aware that the purpose of African American History Month is to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions African Americans have made for our society. While America has…

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Behavior Supports: Getting Ahead of Challenging Behaviors

This month our Co-Principals, Dr. Edward Miguel and Dr. Melaura Tomaino presented “Behavior Supports: A Guide for Getting Ahead of Challenging Behavior” on behalf of Supporting Inclusive Practices (SIP) and their series called Paraprofessional Professional Learning: Building an Inclusive Community of Support. An effective inclusion program requires all staff to be highly trained in supporting students’ individualized needs. Paraeducators play a…

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Staff Spotlight: Amber B.

Staff Spotlight: Amber B. from our Ontario campus! Amber is one of our rockstar classroom support providers who exemplifies what a CSP is and has been with us for 3 years! Here is what one of her supervisors had to say about her:⁠ ⁠ “She has worked with some of the hardest students and has not complained about how difficult…

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#KindnessUnites

Port View Preparatory, Tustin and Ontario are participating in the 2021 Great Kindness Challenge and we are excited for all the acts of kindness we have seen around campus and via Zoom at home! Creating friendships, cultivating community and learning social skills are all excellent situations to share kindness. Port View Preparatory®’s dedicated staff are strong believers in helping to…

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The Great Kindness Challenge

“The majority of us lead quiet, unheralded lives as we pass through this world. There will most likely be no ticker-tape parades for us, no monuments created in our honor. But that does not lessen our possible impact, for there are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our…

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Congratulations, Dr. Tomaino

Join us in congratulating Dr. Tomaino, aka Miss Melaura, who was selected to serve as a 2021 Autism Speaks Volunteer Advocacy Ambassador for California! As we all know, Melaura has been heavily involved in the field for many years and has contributed to many articles, research, trainings and publications. With many affiliations in the field such as the California Association…

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