JTC's International Preschool Session English

International Session Application Information

Session date: July 15-27, 2018
Application process opens January 17, 2018 

Introductory meeting Sunday 2 pm,
Two-week program Mon–Thur 9 am–3 pm, Fri 9 am–12 noon

Open to English speaking families who reside across the globe including the U.S. The session is on JTC's Los Angeles campus.

Eligibility Includes:

  • Completion of application form provided by JTC after initial contact from family
  • Preschooler age 36 to 59 months (3 through 5 years) whose primary need is hearing loss
  • Use of hearing aid, CI, ABI or BAHA and spoken language as communication approach
  • Preschooler and one parent able to attend the full ten days of program

Program Provides:

  • Daily intensive parent education classes
  • Spoken language small group experience
  • Parent participation with child in preschool
  • Individualized auditory verbal sessions
  • Support groups with trained counselors
  • Consultations with audiologists on request
Optional
  • Elementary Sibling Program of educational support for brothers and sisters ages 6 to 11***
  • ***Availability determined by mid-March based on number of children enrolled

This program is designed for parents and preschoolers with hearing loss using hearing aids, cochlear implants, auditory brainstem implants or BAHAs.  Families must be using a spoken language approach. The preschooler and their parent engage in frequent guided language experiences in small group and individual activities. The primary student is the parent participating in intensive adult classes each day to promote understanding of listening, language and speech development as well as educational support. The parent will explore, apply and learn skills to help their preschooler achieve age-appropriate communication outcomes and be ready for school with hearing peers.  Families will also connect and interact with other families who provide unique support and shared perspectives that often continue years after the program ends.

This highly specialized annual program is small and the spaces are limited. The application process begins mid-January and continues until the program is full. The application is done online. Acceptance is based on space available, eligibility and date when the completed application is received.  Sessions fill up months ahead of time. After a family is notified of their acceptance, there is ongoing communication to help prepare for attending. Contact pals@jtc.org for more information. Include in the inquiry the child’s age, listening device(s) being used and any current concerns. The code for accessing the international preschool program application form will be provided to parents after their initial request has been discussed.

JTC International Preschool Session Costs

Each accepted family must pay the costs for their transportation, housing, food, and International Session services. As a non-profit, JTC needs to charge fees to assist with covering a small portion of the actual costs incurred. There are no scholarships or financial assistance available from JTC. A suggestion for families desiring financial aid is to look for support from their home communities. Prices are in United States Dollars (USD) and payments for JTC services can be made by credit card. The housing charges for the university apartments can be made with cash or credit card.

JTC's International Preschool Session 2018 Fee Payment Due Date
Preschool and Parent Classes $1020/parent(s) and one preschooler with hearing loss for whole session within 2 weeks of acceptance***
Second preschooler with hearing loss in same family +$680 for whole session within two weeks of acceptance***
JTC Audiology appointment set by service received at end of session
Sibling Elementary Program
(limited to 6-11 years old )
*Availability determined by enrollment numbers meeting minimum size requirement
$500/one sibling for the whole session
$350/second sibling for the whole session
within 2 weeks of acceptance***
Family Houseing
Furnished two-bedroom university student apartment near JTC

$766.08 for fourteen nights paid to university

first day of session

*** Refund Policy:
If family cancels 30 or more days prior to session start date, 80% of payment is refundable
If family cancels less than 30 days from session start date, there is no refund regardless of reason for cancellation