Programs

Our Program

Through a comprehensive three-year educational and therapeutic program, we aspire:

  • To reverse a child’s developmental delays from an average of 70-90% to within 5% of childhood norms
  • To build children’s resiliency and coping skills to better manage at-risk environments
  • To enable preschool children to enter Grade 1 on an equal footing with their peers
  • To provide family parenting and resource supports
  • To reverse or eliminate the effects of cyclical poverty on a child’s promise and potential for school and life success

We do this by providing:

  • A safe place to be…a place that is predictable, that establishes boundaries, and where the most important work we do is form a relationship with each child. Through these relationships, a child feels safe enough to learn a new way “to be.”
  • At least one staff member to every four children
  • Speech therapy, occupational therapy, play therapy and behavioural support to assist children with closing their developmental lags and heal their emotional wounds
  • Door-to-door transportation to and from our program, because the majority of our families do not have vehicles
  • An abundance of food, because we know many of our children come to school hungry
  • Support and training to parents in their homes to assist in carrying over the child’s learning

And, we do this with respect for the child’s family, knowing that many of our parents are simply these same children grown-up who were not afforded these same opportunities.