Early Childhood Learning Specialist – Did you know Rocky View has a team of Early Childhood Learning Specialists?
We are Kelsey, Kelly, Kirsty and Tam. We provide support to all Rocky View elementary schools. Working with school learning teams, classroom teachers, school-based therapists (such as speech language pathologists and occupational therapists), and community support teams, we provide optimum learning opportunities for children in grades Kindergarten through Grade Two. However, our primary role is to support children in Kindergarten who have been designated to receive Program Unit Funding (PUF). In addition to supporting in-school programming, we also provide Family Oriented Programming Sessions (FOPS).
Through FOPS, we strive to enhance parents’ knowledge and involvement in supporting their child’s learning. By providing a combination of community-based and home-based sessions, our FOPS program helps to build parents’ awareness of available materials and resources which enhance their child’s development.
Research shows that when families are engaged, children develop their abilities and learn new skills with greater ease. Our team offers a variety of play-based activities which allow the child and family to explore learning together. Over the past four years, we have provided FOPS to over 400 Rocky View families.
Early Intervention programs, such as FOPS, are essential in providing the foundation for future success in a child’s educational journey. As Early Childhood Learning Specialists, it is our greatest pleasure and joy to connect and empower families and schools in supporting children’s learning.
Your Early Childhood Learning Specialist Team,