Kindergarten Program

The New Heights full day Kindergarten / Grade 1 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.

Curriculum

Our Kindergarten / Grade 1 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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Labour Day
Labour Day
Sep 5 all-day
Labour Day
All Programs Closed.
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PAC meeting
PAC meeting
Sep 15 all-day
PAC meeting
Contact [email protected] for more details.
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New Heights 101
New Heights 101
Sep 21 all-day
New Heights 101
An in-person session for parents who are new to New Heights.  More information coming soon.
Parent Teacher Interviews
Parent Teacher Interviews
Sep 21 – Sep 22 all-day
Parent Teacher Interviews
3:30pm-8:00pm Watch for more info coming from the Office.
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Organizational Day
Organizational Day
Sep 23 all-day
Organizational Day
All students have the day off!
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