Mission Statement

The mission of The Hagedorn Little Village School(HLVS) Jack Joel Center for Special Children is to provide the finest educational and therapeutic programs to infants, pre-school and elementary school children with a wide range of developmental delays and disabilities. We strive  to help each child we serve achieve their highest potential, educationally, emotionally and socially by creating a nurturing environment for the child and a supportive framework for their families.

Our Philosophy

  • To facilitate each child in achieving his or her highest potential socially, educationally and emotionally.
  • To provide support and direction to families.
  • To collaborate with outside service providers in fulfilling this mission.

 In this work we are committed to the values of:

  • Compassionate care for all we serve.
  • Deep respect for the dignity of each child.
  • Integrity in all our business dealings.
  • Providing ongoing professional development to our staff to ensure that our children receive the most current and effective instruction and therapeutic interventions.