INTEGRATED PRESCHOOL (for children between 18 months and 4 years)



CICC's integrated half-day program emphasizes individual planning in an enriches, structured and nurturing environment. Children with special needs and those who are typically developing come together in an educational setting and learn from one another. The curriculum supports each child's development and prepares them for kindergarten.

What we Do

  • Teach young children in a safe environment with a low staff to child ratio

  • Develop an Individual Program Plan (IPP) for each child with special needs in consultation with family and therapists

  • Help parents become strong advocates for their child

  • Help  parents access and coordinate with other services elsewhere

  • Guide parents in navigating the school system to ensure a smooth transition into kindergarten

  • Provide employment for young adults with special needs


What the Children Learn

  • An understanding of themselves and their families

  • Concepts such as colours, size, sequences, numbers, letters and shapes

  • Changes that occur in their world such as seasons, holidays, community events

  • Motor skills through daily gym activities

  • Rhythm and movement in a daily music circle

  • Activities to promote fine motor development

  • Sensory play and art

  • Social and imaginative play

  • Life skills such as following a routine, switching between tasks and participating in groups


Who Guides the Children

  • Five teachers with training and experience in Early Childhood Education and Special Education

  • Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist and Speech Pathologist when these services are requested by the teacher. Click here for more information on these specialists.

  • Trained adult volunteers, supervised by the teacher, who work one on one with children needing this support

  • University and College students preparing to work in the Early Intervention and Education sectors


What is the role of the Occupational Therapist (OT), Physiotherapist (PT), and Speech Pathologist (SLP)
OT, PT and SLP are available to any children referred by their teacher

Physiotherapist:

  • Provides information to teachers and parents on activities to build large muscle development, advice on feet and appropriate footwear, information on safety while on stairs, in the classroom and at home

  • Coordinates the gym program

  • Assesses child, provides a report with recommendations to the teacher, and reassesses at timely intervals based on child's progress

  • Gives suggestions to parents if further assessment/therapy is required outside of CICC


Occupational Therapist:

  • Provides information to teachers and parents on positioning, hand skills, feeding and sensory concerns

  • Assesses child, provides a report with recommendations to the teacher and reassesses based on child's progress

  • Gives suggestions to parents if further assessment/therapy is required outside of CICC


Speech Pathologist and Communication Disorders Assistant:

  • Service provided by Early Abilities through Surrey Place Centre

  • Provides information on language and speech concerns

  • Assesses child, provides a report with recommendations to the teacher and reassesses based on child's progress

  • Gives suggestions to parents if further assessment/therapy is required outside of CICC


Hours & Fees for the School Year

September 2017-June 2018               Hours*                                  Fees
Morning Program                                   Monday-Friday                   $6,400
................................................................9:15am-11:45am
Afternoon Program                               Monday- Thursday             $5,400
-------------------------------------------------...-1:15pm-3:45pm
*The Integrated Preschool follows Toronto’s public school system holiday schedule.


Admission to the School

To Refer by Phone, call:    Kim Clarke, Centre Manager.
416-935-0200 Ext 231
Complete the Integrated Preschool Application form below and send to Kim Clarke via:
Email:    kclarke@cicc.on.ca
Fax:         416-935-0300
Mail:        Centennial Infant and Child Centre, 1580 Yonge St., Toronto, ON M4T 1Z8




Forms and Policies


Preschool Application Form revised 2016

Preschool handbook 2016-2017

Preschool information sheet

Policies
Program Statement
Parent Involvement 2016

Behaviour Management Policy
Access and Equity Policy 2016
Child Abuse 2016
Withdrawal Policy 2016


Health Policies
Anaphylaxis Policy 2016
First Aid Policy 2016
Illness Policy 2016
Immunization Policy 2016
Infectious Diseases 2016
Medication, Emergency Plans, Allergies, Special Dietary and Feeding Policy 2016