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Pre-Kindergarten Program

 

It is the goal of our Pre-Kindergarten Program to foster the necessary growth and development that will enable a child to deal competently with his or her environment and future learning experiences. As a program, we recognize that this is a reciprocal process involving both home and school. Families are viewed as an integral part of the education process and are invited to be involved in all aspects of their child's educational planning.

Children in the Pre-Kindergarten Program are seen as young children first and children with special needs second. As much as possible, teaching occurs in the context of play situations and learning centres. We also recognize the need for developmentally appropriate learning and when necessary, individual instruction. Mayfield's Pre-Kindergarten Program provides a wide range of experiences that capitalize on a child's strengths.

At Mayfield School, we have a multi-disciplinary team that work seamlessly together to create the best learning environment for our students. This team consists of a Teacher, Educational Assistants, Speech Language Pathologist, Speech Language Pathologist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Therapy Assistant. Every classroom in pre-kindergarten has a collection of staff that teach, assist, and educate through different programming, including one on one with students that require therapy. 

 

 

Pre-Kindergarten Program description.

 

Interactions Program

 

Interactions programming supports students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ASD impacts how people understand what they see, hear and sense. Although some students with ASD achieve at grade level, many have uneven or delayed achievement.

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

Watch this video to learn more about Interactions

WHAT HAPPENS IN OUR PROGRAM

Watch this video to see inside Interactions classrooms

GOALS

  • Improve communication, social interaction and behaviour while developing academic skills

BENEFITS

  • Demonstrate growth in communication skills
  • Demonstrate growth in building and maintaining relationships, and understanding social situations
  • Demonstrate growth in managing frustration and problem-solving
  • Improved ability to handle change or challenging emotions (e.g., anxiety)
  • Development of life skills to support independent living and employment

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT INTERACTIONS

Please see information on the Edmonton Public School Website https://epsb.ca/programs/specialeducation/interactions/