This program is ideal for students who are preparing to learn in a small group, and who require additional support with appropriate peer interaction, classroom skills, as well as foundation academic skills. Our curriculum is developmentally-based with reference to the Ontario Curriculum goals. In the classroom, there is focus on explicit lessons and activities that will develop a foundation of social and emotional skills that are essential for children. Our high instructor-to-child ratio allows us to meet the needs of each child, while providing them with the opportunity to develop secure relationships that will prepare them for many school years to come.
Additional support for students is available through our Support Level program, which allows students to receive additional shared support within the classroom.
Who is this program for?
Social development is placed as a priority in the Academic program, and explicitly taught lessons and activities are planned to teach students skills such as:
• joining & initiating playing with peers
• sharing & turn-taking
• imaginative play
• expressing & recognizing emotions
• problem solving
The Academic 1:4 program is structured to teach children classroom routines and foundation academic skills essential for success in any classroom. Skills taught include:
• calendar routine
• learning in a group setting
• attending in the classroom
• classroom independence
• language comprehension
• foundation reading & writing
• foundation numeracy concepts