Our EASE Preschool program has a knowledgeable and experienced Classroom Staff Team who administers our specialized preschool program.
Two Alberta Certified Special Education Teachers coordinate each child’s program. These teachers have specialized training in early childhood development, and are up to date on “best practices” in early educational instruction and interventions in order to provide the play-based program in our EASE Preschool.
Each classroom also has an Early Learning Facilitator (ELF) who oversees various aspects of the classroom program and supports the teachers as well as other EASE staff and families to ensure children’s needs and goals are met.
Working directly with the children are 10 Child Development Facilitators in each classroom who are assigned to work with one or two children for the programming year. These staff support the children in all aspects of the program by using play activities to teach skills identified in the child’s Individual Program Plan.
There are 2 CDF/Therapist Liaison staff who offer additional support where needed and liaison with the therapists.
A huge part of our specialized preschool program is our On-site Therapy Team. This team is housed at Aspire, and therefore provide close support to both the children of the EASE Preschool program, as well as the staff.
This therapy team works closely with our Special Education Teachers, Early Learning Facilitators, and Child Development Facilitators in the classroom and other areas of the children’s programs to ensure the best interventions for each child’s success.
In addition to our on-site team, our EASE program also works with other specialists who enhance the children’s programs, and are brought in on an as-needed basis to assist with specific needs. These can include: