JTC's International English Toddler and Preschool Session

July 2020 Session is Cancelled
Due to COVID-19 global health situation the Session will NOT be held

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 24 to 71 months (2 through 5 years) whose primary need is hearing loss
  • Use of hearing aid, CI, ABI or BAHA and spoken language as communication approach
  • Child with one or more parents 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
  • Coaching in listening and spoken language
  • Support groups with trained counselors
  • Consultations with audiologists on request

This program is designed for parents and young children with hearing loss using hearing aids, cochlear implants, auditory brainstem implants or BAHAs.  Families must be using a spoken language approach. The toddlers, preschoolers and their parents engage in frequent guided language experiences in small group and individual activities. The primary student is the parent participating in intensive adult daily classes to gain understanding of listening, language and speech development as well as educational support. The parent will explore, apply and learn skills to help their child 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. Instructions for applying to the international preschool program 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 very small portion of the actual costs incurred. Much of the expense is already being funded by JTC and no further scholarships are available at this time. 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.

The decision to offer a sibling program for ages 6-12 years will be announced by March based on the number of brothers or sisters coming. There are also some nearby elementary age summer programs that parents can arrange.

JTC's International Session 2020 Fee 2020 Fee Payment Due Date
Child and Parent Education $1280 parent(s) and one child with
hearing loss for whole session
within 2 weeks of acceptance***
Second child with hearing loss in same family +$920 for whole session within two weeks of acceptance***
JTC Audiology appointment set by service received at end of the session
Family Housing 2020 Fee Payment Due Date
Furnished two-bedroom university student
apartment near JTC
$812 for fourteen nights paid
to the university
first day of the session

Download International Preschool Session Flyer

*** 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 the reason for cancellation

JTC's International English Toddler and Preschool Session

Application Information

Session Dates: July 12-24, 2020

Application process opens Jan 15, 2020

Introductory meeting Sunday 2 pm,
Two-week program Mon–Thur 9 am–3:30 pm, Fri 9 am–12 noon