My son attended CLDP for a year prior to play school. He has Down Syndrome. He was assigned a programme suited to his needs which was reviewed with us his parents and his early intervention team on a regular basis. I feel that the one-to-one tuition was the biggest advantage. Also he learned to sit and listen and be part of a group in a classroom environment. From removing his coat, taking his lunch and toilet training, Joan and the staff were all fantastic in giving him his independence. When he started play school the following year he was more than able to hold his own. CLDP gave him the best start for school life.