The Philadelphia Zoo brings its Zoo on Wheels to pre-school aged children with special needs

Traveling zoo educators will bring live animals to children at NHS facility in North Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (July 9, 2014) –NHS Human Services hosted a visit from the Philadelphia Zoo’s traveling zoo educators at its North Philadelphia facility on Monday, July 7, 2014. The educators are part of the Zoo on Wheels program and brought touchable animals such as rabbits, chinchillas, ducks and chickens for a live demo presentation for children, ages 3-5, in NHS’s Parents and Children Together program (PACT).

PACT is a therapeutic pre-school program designed to meet the emotional, behavioral and educational needs of children, between the ages of 3-5, whom are experiencing observable delays or impairment in developmental functioning. The goal of the program is to provide specialized, culturally-sensitive, therapeutic programming and educational services that are matched to the child’s clinical and developmental needs as well as to the parent-child relationship.

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