An Individualized Kindergarten Experience
Every element of our Indi-Kindie program is crafted with intentionality; beneath the fun, hands-on play and experiential activities is a hidden curriculum designed just for our students.
Our relationship-focused, small group environment is the perfect place to start your academic adventure, and a great way to develop:
Taught by professionals with extensive experience in facilitating child development in children with autism, language delays and similar needs, and supported by our multi-disciplinary clinical team, our program targets foundational learning skills and pivotal behaviours in a way that feels just like kindergarten. In fact, we call it Indi-Kindie because it is quite literally an Individualized Kindergarten experience for each student.
Our pedagogical approach is rooted in the science of learning and evidence-based strategies for maximizing outcomes for students with social and/or communication needs. In addition to targeting developmental goals unique to each student, we recognize the importance of a firm foundation of academic and cognitive skills that supports learning for years to come.
Our hands-on, multi-sensory approach to instruction supports our students in making connection, extending their knowledge, and building school readiness that carry them forward for years to come.
Though we appreciate the importance of traditional (teacher-led) learning, we also uphold the idea that for successful learning (that lasts) it is essential to engage the body and the mind.
Our lessons take students into the community, to our outdoor learning spaces, and beyond the walls of their classroom. We get busy learning, and playing, in a way that evokes collaboration, investigation, and creativity.
Other noteworthy elements of our program:
After School Social Club
School-Wide Track and Field Days
Classroom Updates via Virtual Classroom
Optional referral to add-on services: OT, SLP, ABA or 1:1 Therapeutic Support in Classroom
Join for us a trial day in our Indi Kindie Classroom and see how you like it!
Class size & Ratios
8-10 students per class.
Maximum 1 teacher to every 4 students.
Approach & Methodology
We rely on evidence based teaching strategies derived from best practices in learning theory and selected based on the individual needs of our students.
Daily (pending weather).
On-site in our fenced-in play space.
Autism, language delay and similar needs
Our students reflect a diverse population; students with and without formal diagnoses but whose needs align in social and communication goals. Our specialized and individualized approach is rooted in principles of child development.
Classroom teachers have varied backgrounds in education and child development including: ECE, CYW, RBT, Masters of Ed., Bachelor of Ed. and other relevant degrees.