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Preschool Intervention Program

About Preschool Intervention

Rocky View’s Preschool Intervention Program (PIP) is a publicly funded, early intervention program designed to support children aged 3 to 5 years old who have been identified with severe developmental needs. PIP provides children with the opportunity to increase their independence, develop social-emotional, self-regulation and school-readiness skills in an environment where individuality is celebrated.

Programming

PIP offers a developmentally appropriate, language-rich, play-based program in which therapeutic interventions are embedded within daily classroom activities and routines. The PIP team includes a certified teacher, speech-language pathologist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, psychologist, family-school liaison as well as classroom assistants who work collaboratively to plan instruction and intervention to meet the unique needs of each child.

Family Oriented Planning Sessions

FOPS are an integral part of programming with the goal of engaging and educating parents to support their child’s on-going growth and development.

Frequently Asked Questions

Refer to the list of FAQs to help clarify any questions you may have.

Who can access these services?

To be eligible for PIP, children must be at least 3 years of age on or before September 1 of the application year. Children with severe developmental, medical, social-emotional, and/or behavioural needs will take priority over children with mild/moderate needs and English Language Learners. Rocky View Schools' PIP programs are located in Chestermere, Airdrie and Cochrane; running Monday through Thursday (am or pm). Fridays are dedicated to FOPS.

How do you access services?

Acceptance into PIP is determined through an online application process. To apply:

  • Forward any assessment documentation to RVS Learning Supports. Current assessment reports and/or letters of diagnosis are required before acceptance in the program can be confirmed. Assessment documentation must be dated March 1 or later of your child's year of entry.

Once you have been notified of acceptance into the Preschool Intervention Program, you will be sent registration information. Your child’s teacher will contact you to provide programming details and information regarding start dates and times.

Who can I call for more information?

For more information contact RVS' Early Childhood Services Team at 403.945.4022 or email.

 

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