Our Program

A holistic approach to early intervention

We believe it is not possible to address the learning needs of children without recognizing that they are members of larger systems where opportunities for learning are plentiful. The name Foundation4 was born from this holistic approach to early intervention.

 

Foundation4 the child’s independence in learning

  • We strive to identify and target important skills that will lay the foundation for later learning.
  • Children require opportunities to explore and engage during supportive interactions with adults and peers.
  • We offer developmentally appropriate play interactions to maximize your child’s strengths while always encouraging growth in challenge areas.
  • We use evidence-based intervention, drawing from proven social communication and behavioral theory, to promote success.
  • We act as a cheering squad during every interaction: recognizing gains and celebrating improvements; and, motivating your child while nurturing self-esteem and independence.
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking down complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.”

Mark Twain

Foundation4 Family
 
Research tells us that all children do better when families are involved in education.  This is especially important when a child has individually special needs.

The family is the foundation of security, safety and nurturing. As such, we strive to activate family resourcefulness in order to capitalize on learning opportunities in the home. Parents and professionals working together with mutual respect and cooperation is the most effective delivery of services. Parents are invited to help choose goals for your child that reflect, and are consistent with, the priorities of your individual family.  We understand that you know your child best and we respect and support the important role of your family in determining priority goals.

 

Foundation4 School Readiness
 
We strive to determine your child’s learning style, preferences, and interests so that we can make appropriate accommodations within the classroom. When supported appropriately, children develop a strong sense of self-esteem and independence. This is what establishes the foundation for future experiences in school. Foundation4 is unique in that we do not designate Special Needs Assistants to individual children. Our team approach promotes independence, flexibility, and transference of skills across people.

 

Foundation4 Community Participation
 
Participation in community activities is an important way for children to learn about the world around them. Children are supported appropriately during regular field trips so that they can be successful and confident.

We utilize and integrate appropriate Airdrie community resources to support your child’s program. Inclusion is a way of thinking that allows every individual to feel accepted and valued. By working together, we strengthen our capacity to provide a richer future for all of us, especially our community’s children.

“The best education does not happen at a desk, but rather engaged in everyday living – hands on, exploring, in active relationship with life.”

Vince Gowmon

Airdrie Foundation4 Early Intervention

#1101, 403 Mackenzie Way SW,
Airdrie, AB T4B-3V7
Phone: (403) 945-4561
Fax: (403) 945-4562

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