Early Intervention Preschool and Kindergarten Program

The New Heights Early Intervention Preschool and Kindergarten Program is based in play and designed for children with autism spectrum disorder or who have significant delays in language development, social interactions, or communication abilities.

For each student, we develop an Individualized Program Plan (IPP) designed to address their specific educational needs and provide the basis for intervention strategies. Each plan focuses on the individual strengths and interests of the child to foster engagement and address their goals.

The children in this program typically range in age from three to six years old, and programming runs half days, five days per week.

Curriculum

Our Preschool and Kindergarten programming directly targets Social Communication, Emotional Regulation, and Transactional Supports (SCERTS)® along with adaptive and executive functioning skills

We focus on:

  • Communication
  • Emotional, Behavioural, & Social skills
  • Cognitive Skills
  • Problem-Solving
  • Self-Regulation & Sensory Integration
  • Self-Help
  • Cooperation
  • Fine & Gross Motor Skills
  • Academic Readiness Skills

 



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The method

To develop organizational and independent work skills, we draw from the principles of TEACCH® (Treatment and Education of Autistic and Communication related Handicapped Children).

We also use a thematic, literature-based curriculum that reinforces rhyme, repetition, and rhythm, and creates a language-rich classroom environment. Song, story, dramatization, and art projects promote greater flexibility and the development of imaginative play skills. We use visual schedules, visual aids, or written words to enhance participation and understanding.

Common Approach

Families in our Preschool and Kindergarten program who have an approved FSCD Specialized Services contract will have the same therapy team working with them at home and in the classroom. The home and classroom goals will be together on one Individualized Service Program Plan (ISPP).

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Spring Break!
Spring Break!
Mar 26 – Apr 5 all-day
Spring Break!
No School or ECS classes.
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Good Friday
Good Friday
Apr 2 all-day
Good Friday
All Programs Closed
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Easter
Easter
Apr 4 all-day
Easter
All Programs Closed
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Classes Resume
Classes Resume
Apr 6 all-day
Classes Resume
School and ECS classes resume after Spring Break.
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Virtual PAC Meeting 6:30 pm
Virtual PAC Meeting
Apr 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Virtual PAC Meeting
Contact [email protected] for more info
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Parent Teacher Interviews
Parent Teacher Interviews
Apr 15 all-day
Parent Teacher Interviews
Virtual interviews from 3:30pm to 8:00pm. Contact [email protected] for more information.
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Assembly
Assembly
Apr 22 all-day
Assembly
A virtual assembly brought to us by the Mount Rundle classroom.
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PD Day
PD Day
Apr 26 all-day
PD Day
No School or ECS classes.
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