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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Hour of Code
Hour of Code
May 2 all-day
Hour of Code
A Whole School Activity.  More details coming soon.
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PAC meeting 6:30 pm
PAC meeting
May 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
PAC meeting
Contact [email protected] for more details.
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FOP Day
FOP Day
May 16 all-day
FOP Day
For ECS families only.  Contact the Turtle Mountain classroom for more details.
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Talent Show
Talent Show
May 19 all-day
Talent Show
A New Heights tradition. More details coming soon.
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Organizational Day
Organizational Day
May 20 all-day
Organizational Day
No School or ECS classes.
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Victoria Day
Victoria Day
May 23 all-day
Victoria Day
All Programs Closed.
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PAC meeting 6:30 pm
PAC meeting
May 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
PAC meeting
Contact [email protected] for more information.
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Casino fundraiser
Casino fundraiser
May 27 – May 28 all-day
Casino fundraiser
Contact [email protected] for more information.
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