Kids facing some extra hurdles in their lives will soon have a place designed to help them.
Caleb’s Clubhouse is officially under construction as of today in Minot.
Alexus Arthur tells us about the project that got a 70-thousand dollar push from the Minot Area Community Foundation this week.
“This is the main entrance where everyone will come in.” said Shannon Schmidt, Caleb’s Clubhouse Executive Director.
Caleb’s Clubhouse was inspired by the owners son.
“Our son is 5 and he has autism and we wish we would’ve had you know a program like this.” said Schmidt.
The 2,500 square foot clubhouse is built for preschoolers through seniors in high school.
“Our focus is we’re going to be working on developing and learning of social skills and building relationships.” said Schmidt.
“There is nothing like this in our community.” said Ken Kitzman, Minot Area Community Foundation President.
“As you walk in this is going to be the big sensory gym. It will be full of all types of occupational therapy type gym equipment, lots of swings, rock climbing wall, crash pad.” said Schmidt.
It will attend to every kids needs with a max class size of of 12 kids.
“This is going to be sort of a hangout room for some of those older classmen.” said Schmidt.
“Minot’s going to be one of the few communities in the state that actually has training for autism and those needs.” said Kitzman.
“In the back here we have our two preschool classrooms.” said Schmidt.
It’s about having fun.
“It is a little sensory break room so we’ll keep that kind of dark with the swing.” said Schmidt.
While learning along the way.
“That will be a little spot for kids who are over stimulated that they can go have a little break.” said Schmidt.
The clubhouse is bringing something new to the table.
“They can learn and grow with each other.” said Schmidt.
By letting kids be kids and the teachers are playing, working, and learning with them. In Minot, Alexus Arthur, KX News.
Registration is open and classes will begin on August 24th.
For more information visit myndnow.com.