FDEL-K Summer v2

Planning Entry to School
Full Day Early Learning Kindergarten
ProgramSpecial Education
Planning Programs for Children/Students
with Special Education Needs
Respect for diversity,
equity, and inclusion are
prerequisites for honouring
children’s rights, optimal
development, and learning.
Principle 3, Early Learning for Every Child
Today, 2007
Education for All
1. Early child development sets the foundation for
lifelong learning, behaviour, and health.
2. Partnerships with families and communities
• Classroom teachers need the support of the larger
strengthen the ability of early childhood settings to community to create a learning environment that
meet the needs of young children.
supports students with special education needs.
3. Respect for diversity, equity, and inclusion are
prerequisites for honouring children’s rights,
optimal development, and learning.
4. A planned curriculum supports early learning.
• Fairness is not sameness.
• All students can succeed.
5. Play is a means to early learning that
capitalizes on children’s natural curiosity and
6. Knowledgeable, responsive educators are
• Each student has his or her own unique patterns of
• Successful instructional practices are founded on
evidence-based research, tempered by experience.
• Universal design and differentiated instruction are
effective and interconnected means of meeting the
learning or productivity needs of any group of students.
• Classroom teachers are key educators for a student’s
literacy and numeracy
Accommodated, Modified or Alternative
Program Expectations
Personal and Social Development
Science and Technology
Health and Physical Activity
The Arts
Activity #1
• Select one specific expectation in one/all
of the program areas.
• Consider: What accommodation,
modification, or alternative expectations
could look like.
• Report back.
Effective Planning for Students with
Special Education Needs
Research shows that
effective entry-to-school
planning occurs both at the
community level and at the
level of the individual child.
Planning Entry to School: A Resource
Guide, 2005
Principles Guiding
Planning Processes
• Focus on the Whole
Child and The Family
• Collaboration
• Sensitivity to Diversity
• Clear Definitions
• Responsiveness
Planning Entry to School: A Resource
Guide, 2005
Early Learning Program (ELP)
Students with Special Needs/Special Education Needs
Year One Guiding Principles
The shared goal of the ministries of Education,
Children and Youth Services, and Health and
Long-Term Care is to ensure that students and
their families get the support they need to fully
participate in the ELP.
Guiding Principles for ELP
Transition Planning
Service Delivery
Review of Services
Transition Planning
• Include students who are already receiving
services within their community or who are on a
waitlist to receive services within their
• Occur early
• Be coordinated by a designated individual
• Parents/guardians and relevant community
service agencies should be invited by school /
school board personnel to participate in
transition and service planning.
• Collaboration should focus on the individual
needs of students and supporting seamless
service delivery.
Service Delivery
Continuity of service
Expedient service
Optimizing outcomes
Supporting the child’s participation in the ELP
Supporting the continuum of special needs /
special education needs
Review of Services
• Involves the family and all relevant partners
• Includes both formal and informal
• Takes place throughout the school year
Community and Local Decisions
Who will provide services?
How will services be delivered (model)?
When will services be delivered?
Where will services be delivered?
Rethink, Repeat, Remove
Transition Planning
Service Delivery
Review of Services
•Education For All: The Report of the Expert Panel on Literacy and Numeracy
Instruction for Students With Special Education Needs, Kindergarten to Grade 6
•Learning for All K-12 (draft)
•The Individual Education Plan (IEP), A Resource Guide
•IEP Samples, and other Special Education Resources
•Planning Entry to School – A Resource Guide
•Special Education, Ministry of Education website