Category: Education

Open Door Provides Quality Education for Children with Special Needs

Open Door pic
Open Door
Image: opendoorpreschool.org

Alex Getelman is the founder of a real estate project management and consulting firm in the Greater New York City Area. Through his business, Alex Getelman is able to support several organizations, including Open Door.

Open Door is a preschool program founded by a couple who had difficulty finding a school for their child with special needs. It was established in 1975 with only 9 children. Today, Open Door has three facilities in Austin and serves over 200 preschool children. Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the school implements a curriculum that combines several approaches, such as Reggio-Emilia and Nature-Based Learning, for a developmentally appropriate preschool program.

Open Door’s tuition rates only cover 73 percent of the school’s annual operating costs. Its commitment to provide the best care for children with special needs requires extra help from foundations, corporations, and private individuals. Donors are welcome to contribute any amount, for the betterment of Open Door’s early childhood education program.