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Preschool Intervention Program

About Preschool Intervention

Rocky View Schools' Early Childhood Services, known as the Preschool Intervention Program (PIP), supports children aged 3 to 5 years old with severe developmental needs and 3 ½ to 5 year olds with mild/moderate needs. PIP provides specialized service for preschool aged children with needs to be supported within their own community. It provides children with small class sizes, small adult-child ratios, language enriched environments, family orientated programming sessions, and transitions to the next year.

Using a collaborative approach, practitioners integrate services and strategies functionally in the classroom. The areas of need addressed include: speech and language; fine motor skills; and gross motor skills. PIP team members also collaborate with the Alberta Children's Hospital, Medical Personnel, outside agencies, Private Preschool Programs, as well as the Calgary Health Authority to help support families by gathering information to understand and support their child.

Who can access these services?

The majority of children who access PIP must meet criteria set by Alberta Education. PIP is currently being offered in Airdrie at R.J. Hawkey Elementary and Cooper's Crossing School, in Cochrane at Elizabeth Barrett Elementary, and in Chestermere at Prairie Waters Elementary.

How do you access services?

Parents must complete an application form, available at the four schools or through our Education Centre's Early Childhood Services Team.

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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