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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Spring Break
Spring Break
Mar 30 – Apr 8 all-day
Spring Break
School and Preschool programs are on Spring Break. Classes resume April 9th, 2017.
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World Autism Awareness Day
World Autism Awareness Day
Apr 2 all-day
World Autism Awareness Day
Join the 5th Annual YYC event at Olympic Plaza from 11:00am – 2:00pm.
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Classes Resume
Classes Resume
Apr 9 all-day
Classes Resume
School and Preschool classes are back in session.
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PAC meeting 10:30 am
PAC meeting
Apr 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
PAC meeting
Contact [email protected] for more details.
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FOP Day
FOP Day
Apr 16 all-day
FOP Day
For Preschool/Kindergarten families. Contact [email protected] for more details.
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Parent/Teacher Interviews 3:30 pm
Parent/Teacher Interviews
Apr 19 @ 3:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Parent/Teacher Interviews
For more information, contact [email protected]
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Organizational Day
Organizational Day
Apr 20 all-day
Organizational Day
No School or Preschool classes.
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Whole School Activity: Egg Drop
Whole School Activity: Egg Drop
Apr 26 all-day
Whole School Activity: Egg Drop
Brought to you by the Whole School Committee.
Assembly 9:30 am
Assembly
Apr 26 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Assembly
Brought to you by the Rundle Mountain classroom.
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