Our First Steps program began in the 2003-2004 school year as pilot project, and has grown into a full time program. It is an early intervention program for preschool children with delays in speech, fine and gross motor skills. The class is set up so that each child has his/her own program tailored to his/her individual needs. A speech pathologist, occupational therapist, and physical therapist help the teacher with assessing the individual needs and suggesting programming for the children. The program has educational assistants to aide the teacher in delivering individual student programs. A typical day in the class includes calendar activities, group and individual speech therapy sessions, singing songs, craft time, story time, snack time, gym, and center time.
Springfield School offers kindergarten programs in both French Immersion and English. Children should be five years old as of September 1 st to register. Some parents may wish to register their children at four years old if their birthday falls in September or October if they feel this is right for their young child. Early entrance testing is required to register a child who is four years old until November or December. Early entrance testing is done at Springfield School by the kindergarten teacher.
- Child Centered Learning
- Timely Assessment of Skills Reported to Parents
- Quality Lessons/Centers Designed to Give the Students the Necessary Skills to Be Successful in Grade One
- Current Technology in the Classrooms including Computers and SmartBoards
Students Take Part In:
- Numerous Field Trips
- Music Class
- Library Class
- Christmas Concert
- Computer Class
- Book Bag Program
- Gym Class