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In the Community

 

Community based programming is a philosophy that supports the idea that some children's educational needs are best supported in their own community.   The opportunity to go to their community preschool provides connections with neighbourhood friends and families. In addition, locations within that community (library, stores, recreation areas, etc.) all become opportunities for learning and engagement with others

 

The child is able to work on their areas of need with skilled support in a variety of community environments. This supports the generalization of skills across people and places and leads to functional and effective learning for the child. The goal of community-based programming is to facilitate integration and to provide the opportunity for a child to live, learn and grow within various natural settings.

Exposure to New Environments

Goal areas may include:

 

Speech and communication 

Social skills development

Pre-academic learning skills

Self-help/ fine motor and feeding skills

Gross motor/physical skills

Sensory integration skills

Vision support/ orientation and mobility

Inclusion at Preschool

Functional Learning

Connecting