Clover Community School was founded to provide a private, independent K-8 school choice for learners of all abilities seeking a holistic education.
Who we are:
Kimberly Parker is a former lawyer with expertise in disability advocacy. She is the Founder of Special Child NWA, a resource and advocacy service for children with special needs. Previously an appointed member of the Arkansas Department of Education Advisory Council for the Education of Individuals with Disabilities, Kimberly has served on numerous boards, including AIM (Autism Invol
Operating as usual
Scholarship application opening May 31st!
Succeed Scholarship Program will be accepting new student applications for the 2022-23 school year beginning May 31, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. until June 6, 2022, at 4:30 p.m.
Online portal: http://ow.ly/tEXC50JhQef
If you have any questions please call our office at 501-244-9028 or email us at [email protected]
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Clover kids on the move! What else to do on a hot day in May than hike to the nearest watering hole for a little toe dipping and exploration!
Peer to peer teaching is a great way to reinforce content!
🏵🌻🥕 Got some plants in the ground today before the next rain! These kids ❤ working in the garden.
📝🧮Area and perimeter review with crackers! A yummy math day indeed😋
Philanthropic Investment in Arkansas Kids | The Reform Alliance Philanthropic Investment in Arkansas Kids Program provides resources for families who need access to additional education options.
I saw this on another FB page. Looks like Sunshine School will be offering some summer hours.…..
🏀🏀The students have a new favorite play space...the basketball court! Thanks to all our recent volunteers who made this dream come true!
🍀🌷Our hoop house is looking good thanks to these hardworking kids!
🐖🍀Penelope REALLY wanted breakfast! She forged the very deep creek before we could cross the bridge to see her 😂 thanks Ms. Erin for capturing the moment!
Hey folks! Last minute call for some strong and mighty people to help us unload some swings from a freight delivery TODAY 4-14-22 Thursday at 3pm. Our guy Jacob is beside himself that the equipment is finally here and though he is strong, we don’t want him to do it all! (After all, he did save his money for his beloved swings!)
I’ve followed Cammie McGovern’s family for years, and her writings strongly influenced me in the decision to open Clover. Yet again, she makes me ponder next steps.
My boy is 17 yo and craving the next phase of his life. Renting an apartment, getting a job that makes enough to rent an apartment, dating and marriage.
Tell us your stories and your plans for this generation of kids. This April, let’s move beyond autism awareness and autism acceptance and into autism action planning!
Here’s the thing: As your child gets older, you can’t stay home all the time and you can’t make up reasons why everything he wants to do isn’t possible for him. You see it more clearly with every passing year. He’s not a child any more. He’s a teenager and then, he’s not even a teenager any more, he’s a young adult. He wants to participate in the world around him. He wants a job. He wants to walk into town by himself. He wants the same friendships and relationships he sees on TV. Your child wants a life.
And it’s terrifying.
Photos by Jo Sittenfeld
Another birthday in the books! Karaoke today!
Photos from Children's Advocacy Center of North and Northwest Cook County's post
Thanks so much to everyone who donated!!! We have met our goal AND won a $250 from NWA Gives via First Security Bank!!! Check it out around the 5:00 minute mark!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!
NWA Gives Today is the day!!!!
NWA Gives Today is the day! Help us build a robust, upper school program for our older students!🍀🐖🐐
NWA Gives is here!!!!!! We need your help to build a robust, upper school program! Check us out!
Thank you for all your early giving! If you haven’t donated yet, there’s still time to put us in the running for a prize!
Our kids have heart! 💜 Please will you make a small donation today to our NWAGives campaign?
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Support Clover Community School Upper School Program on NWA Gives An individualized education which will enable all learners to lead productive, independent lives of purpose as adults.
Renew your scholarship before April 8th!
You can fill out here: http://ow.ly/KytE50Im3V9 and email to [email protected] or you can use the online system here: http://ow.ly/CLZP50Im3V8
Please contact our office if you have any questions! 501-244-9028
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So many big feels! This group served our school today and yesterday, driving all the way from Cedar Hill Texas to do so. We will share more photos and stories in the upcoming days, but tonight I (Kimberly) need to share a personal one.
My son cannot really throw or catch a football. CP, autism, brain damage - all conspire to deny him this pastime. But tonight he is talking about how much fun he had today with “the kids from Texas” throwing a football. As he put it “Mom, they really filled my bucket because they just kept giving me another chance and they liked me even if I couldn’t catch the ball. I think they liked me mom”.
All of our beliefs, our hopes and our dreams for our students, were brought to life by these “kids from Texas”. We so appreciate their hard work building and cleaning up our school. But mostly, as a mom, I appreciate their hearts and their spirits and their￼ kindness.
Look at these rock stars - we are so thankful for their help!
We are so thankful to these youth for choosing to spend their spring break serving our little school community!
Guess what is right around the corner!!???
A safe and secure connection between a teacher and a learner is absolutely essential to the educational process. It is only after this connection will the true learning begin.
This is so true.
We need to meet a child where they are, and to ensure the connection is safe & secure it MUST be child-centred. Otherwise it’s not meaningful.
Using Bruce D Perry’s trauma responsive theory it’s essential any work that is done with children is:
1.Relational – the relationship must be familiar and safe.
2.Relevant – the communication must be age appropriate and relevant for the situation
3.Repetitive – the connection must be patterned, so expectations are clear and both sides of the connection are confident in the other party
4.Rewarding – it must be fun and pleasurable, not sterile and ‘forced’
5.Rhythmic – there must be a resonance, with neural patterns (walking, dancing, singing, breathing…)
6.Respectful – it’s essential that respect is paid to the child, their family, heritage, core beliefs and culture
7.(Bonus one) Reciprocal – a hugely important part of every-day life: reciprocity. It’s a two-way process.
We will be exploring CO-REGULATION in our webinar on Tuesday evening, if this is of interest then do join us! You can book your ticket here:
Here are some pics of the work the wonderful crew at completed for us! So grateful for the face lift! Check out that gravel work and fresh mulch💜❤and that truck🛻!!!
Another shout out to and his crews for making our farm look happy and refreshed. Fresh mulch, old fence removal, driveway fixed with rock and new railroad ties, trees taken down and trimmed....I could go on and on. Thanks from ALL of us!!!!
We were so fortunate to have Alff Construction’s crew on our property this week to clean up our grounds and help us look all spring pretty! Annnnd - they fixed our sweet little farm truck! Volunteers and donors make such a huge difference to our little community!
Who we are:
Kimberly Parker is a former lawyer with expertise in disability advocacy. She is the Founder of Special Child NWA, a resource and advocacy service for children with special needs. Kimberly is an appointed member of the Arkansas Department of Education Advisory Council for the Education of Individuals with Disabilities. She has served on numerous boards, including AIM (Autism Involves Me) and the Northwest Arkansas Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities/Grace School, and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Spectrum Living Solutions.
Sharon Bense has worked as a teacher in the public schools for over 15 years. She has a degree from the University of Texas at Austin in psychology. She went on to earn a special education, K-12, teaching certification in the state of Texas and is currently certified to teach in Arkansas as well. Sharon specializes in the education of students with various disabilities. She has extensive experience in both school and home settings. She has taught social skills classes, uses the TEACCH model, has experience with ABA therapy and is familiar with academic curriculum through the 10th grade. She has provided professional development on various special education topics as well as presented at conferences. In 2013, Sharon was awarded Teacher of the Year the in Eanes Independent School District (Austin, TX) and was also awarded Teacher of the Year in 2015 at Willowbrook Elementary which is part of the Bentonville Schools. Sharon currently is the founder of Effective Education, LCC, a tutoring/advocate business for special needs families in the NWA area.
Chosen Youth is the youth ministry at Word of Life Fellowship in Bentonville, AR. Our desire is to see the young people of this generation know God intimately and serve Him passionately.
I owe it to me...to make educated decisions, it is my life and my choice! www.Ioit2me.com
The purpose of the Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce is to serve our members as the voice of the business community; to promote planned economic growth; to foster community interaction and provide information and leadership.
Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter is a private, non-profit organization that provides 24-hour emergency care to children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned.
Increasing access to higher education for NorthWest Arkansas Community College students through philanthropy. Consider making a gift today! www.nwaccfoundation.org
Horses for Healing, Inc. 14673 Daniels Rd Bentonville, AR 72713 479-795-0570
Ducks Unlimited conserves, restores, and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people.
Building and promoting a welcoming, lively downtown Bentonville
Havenwood provides transitional housing and case management to single mothers and their children facing homelessness.
Our Mission: to support and enhance the education of students in the Bentonville Public Schools.
Autism Involves Me (AIM)