Keystone Child Development Center students enjoy Navy Woodwind Quintet’s holiday music

Navy Band Southeast’s Woodwind Quintet, Fair Winds Quintet, will perform Christmas music for students at Keystone Child Development Center’s Christmas party, 11:30 a.m. to noon, Friday, Dec. 18. The performance will be extra special for one KCDC student, 3-year-old Oliver Corneanu, whose father, Ovidiu Corneanu, plays the clarinet in the quintet. Oliver is a member of KCDC’s Early Intervention Program.

“We started the Early Intervention Program this fall because we recognize that early identification, intervention and treatment are the keys to maximizing potential and preventing major challenges throughout a child’s life,” Ashley Kiser, M.S., BCBA, director of early childhood services, said. Clinicians work to reduce students’ problem behaviors and promote acquisition of appropriate skills while the students simultaneously attend the classes appropriate for their level.

KCDC, a private preschool located in the Southpoint Office Park on Jacksonville’s Southside, offers children, ages 18 months through kindergarten, early childhood care including individualized instruction and a nurturing and stimulating learning environment that includes both children with special needs and typically developing children. In addition to its Early Intervention Program, KCDC offers Preschool (18 months – 3 years), Pre-K/VPK (3½ – 5 years and including free VPK funded by the state), Kindergarten (a one- or two-year program), and Aftercare.

Students attending KCDC may take advantage of services offered by Keystone Behavioral Pediatrics, such as onsite medical care including a pediatrician and nurse/psychological assessment; applied behavior analysis (ABA); early identification and intervention of developmental delays and behavioral challenges; and feeding, speech and occupational therapy.

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Oliver Corneanu’s father, Ovidiu Corneanu (second row, center), plays clarinet in the Navy Band Southeast’s Woodwind Quintet, Fair Winds Quintet, and will be performing for his son and other students at Keystone Child Development Center’s Dec. 18 Christmas Party.

Navy Band Southeast’s Woodwind Quintet performs musical styles ranging from traditional woodwind quintet literature to patriotic fare, Broadway hits and the popular music of today.  They have performed at numerous military ceremonies, official receptions, public concerts and schools throughout the Southeast region.  They also have a dynamic educational program specifically designed for elementary-aged children.

For more information about Keystone Child Development Center or Keystone Behavioral Pediatrics, make an appointment online or contact or 904.619.6071.

Keystone walks to support children with autism

Fourteen staff members with their friends and family raised $635 and walked in the 2015 Walk Now For Autism Speaks event on Sept. 19, on behalf of children who have been diagnosed with ASD (autism spectrum disorder). They were joined by more than 2,000 walkers as they walked to change the future for everyone who struggles with autism. The walk itself raised over $45,000 toward the $90,000 goal, and donations are still coming in!

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Keystone employees Christopher Stover with Cindy Xhelo and their son; Maegan Howell; Hannah Edelstein and Rachel Grue are ready to show their team pride in the 2015 Walk Now For Autism Speaks at Jacksonville Landing on Sept. 19, 2015. Seven other Keystone walkers joined them in the event.

Autism Speaks’ mission is to fund research, increase awareness and family services, and advocate for individuals with autism and their families. Keystone, as a full-service, outpatient clinic, helps children with ASD and more than 40 other behavior diagnoses and disorders by providing individual- and family-based services.

Keystone emphasizes an integrated whole-child approach to assessment and treatment. Treatment commonly involves new skill acquisition through evidence-based behavioral programming strategies to promote positive behaviors and to decrease problematic actions.