Preschool and Kindergarten Program

Early Intervention Preschool and Kindergarten Program

The New Heights 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, and social skills
  • Cognitive Skills
  • Problem-solving
  • Self-regulation and sensory integration
  • Self-help
  • Cooperation
  • Fine and 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).

Learn more about New Heights’ Home and Community Support Program.

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Labour Day
Labour Day
Sep 4 all-day
Labour Day
All programs are closed.
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First Day of School!
First Day of School!
Sep 5 all-day
First Day of School!
Welcome back! Preschool and School classes are in session.
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PAC meeting 10:30 am
PAC meeting
Sep 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
PAC meeting
Contact [email protected] for more details.
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Parent Teacher Interviews 3:30 pm
Parent Teacher Interviews
Sep 20 @ 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Parent Teacher Interviews
Contact [email protected] for more information.
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Parent Teacher Interviews 3:30 pm
Parent Teacher Interviews
Sep 21 @ 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Parent Teacher Interviews
Contact [email protected] for more information.
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Organizational Day
Organizational Day
Sep 22 all-day
Organizational Day
No school or preschool classes.
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FOP Day
FOP Day
Sep 25 all-day
FOP Day
For Preschool/Kindergarten families. For more information about FOPs, please contact [email protected] or the Turtle Mountain teaching team.  
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School Spirit Day and Hot Dog Lunch
School Spirit Day and Hot Dog Lunch
Sep 28 all-day
School Spirit Day and Hot Dog Lunch
Brought to you by the High School classes and the Whole School Committee.
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News

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September 14, 2017

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Preschool/Kindergarten now accepting registration!

September 14, 2017

Limited spaces are available in our preschool/kindergarten classrooms for the 2017-2018 school year!   For questions regarding admissions, or to…...

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Family Oriented Programming (FOP) for Preschool and Kindergarten families

September 14, 2017

As part of our Preschool/Kindergarten program, you are invited and encouraged to attend Family Oriented Programming (FOP) sessions throughout the…...

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