ASCD SEED: Support and Education for Early Development, is an early intervention programme supporting children aged 3 years to 7 years who benefit from intensive targeted support before integrating into a school.
The programme involves a community of specialists including occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, an art and play therapist, and special needs educator working hand-in-hand with families.
What skills does ASCD SEED support?
What is the programme’s approach to teaching and learning?
Learning is facilitated through a multi-sensory and play based approach.
Regular activities involve: a listening corner, reading and book sharing, painting, drawing, construction, play equipment, tabletop activities, sand & water play, a home corner, writing, drama and music.
Children are provided with the support and space to feel stimulated, recognised & emotionally secure, while building skills necessary for participation in play, learning, social activities, future academic activities, and activities of daily living within the wider community.
Parents are encouraged to be involved in their child’s learning with additional support for home programmes that reinforce the skills taught at ASCD because we believe in integrating the skills learnt outside of the classroom.
What facilities are available?
Children have access to two specialized gyms, with a wide array of specialist equipment. Children also have access to facilities at The Winstedt School including the school library, playground and cafeteria. Additionally, healthy lunches and snacks can be pre-ordered.
When does the programme run?
The 5-day week programme runs year round from 9am to 2.30pm.