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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Organizational Day
Organizational Day
Jun 12 all-day
Organizational Day
No School or Preschool classes.
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PAC meeting 6:30 pm
PAC meeting
Jun 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
PAC meeting
This PAC meeting will be held virtually. Contact [email protected] for more details.
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FOP
FOP
Jun 22 all-day
FOP
For ECS families. Contact [email protected] for more details.
FOP week
FOP week
Jun 22 all-day
FOP week
For ECS families only. Contact [email protected] for more details.
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Grad 2020
Grad 2020
Jun 25 all-day
Grad 2020
The virtual tribute will be held at 1:30pm.  Contact [email protected] for more details.
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Summer Break!
Summer Break!
Jun 27 – Sep 1 all-day
Summer Break!
New Height School is on Summer Break!
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Organizational Day
Organizational Day
Jun 29 all-day
Organizational Day
No school or ECS classes.
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Organizational Day
Organizational Day
Jun 30 all-day
Organizational Day
No school or ECS classes.

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