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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Classes Resume
Classes Resume
Apr 1 all-day
Classes Resume
Welcome back School and Preschool!
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Parent Teacher Interviews 3:30 pm
Parent Teacher Interviews
Apr 11 @ 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Parent Teacher Interviews
For more information, contact [email protected] 
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FOP Day
FOP Day
Apr 15 all-day
FOP Day
For Preschool/Kindergarten families only. Contact [email protected] for more details.
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Egg Drop 6:41 pm
Egg Drop
Apr 18 @ 6:41 pm – 7:41 pm
Egg Drop
A tradition brought to us by the Whole School Committee.
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Good Friday
Good Friday
Apr 19 all-day
Good Friday
All Programs Closed.
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No School
No School
Apr 22 all-day
No School
No School or Preschool classes.
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