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The mission of Oakes Children’s Center is to provide educational and therapeutic services to children with emotional disturbance and/or developmental delays.  We provide highly enriched emotional, psychological and educational support to these children and their families.  We help the children to develop the skills and self-awareness necessary to continue learning and to fully realize their potential within the community. 



  • We serve children diagnosed with emotional disturbance and/or developmental delays and their families.
  • We provide our children with the tools necessary to learn, to thrive and to function independently within the community.
  • We provide our children with a safe, structured and nurturing environment.
  • We provide our children with a variety of integrated educational and therapeutic services that are designed to meet their unique needs and are appropriate for their ages and disabilities. 
  • We operate Oakes for the benefit of the community and strive to remain flexible and responsive to emerging needs.
  • We are committed to responsible management of the resources entrusted to us by our community.
  • We embrace diversity, strive for cultural competency and recognize the value of a diverse work force, board and client base.
  • We provide comprehensive experience and a training site for graduate students in counseling and the behavioral sciences who want to work with children and their families.