June 11th Open House: Integrated Kindergarten Program at Sunny View

You are invited to come out and find out about an alternative Junior Kindergarten experience for September 2019.

WHERE: Sunny View School’s Adventure Center
WHEN: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 from 1pm until 2:30pm
RSVP to: Edward.goldring@tdsb.on.ca by Monday, June 10, 2019

Background

In June of 2017, six senior kindergarten students graduated from the Integrated Kindergarten Program (IKP), a partnership between Bloorview School Authority (BSA) and the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Lab School (JICS). These are the last graduates of the 21-year-old reverse integration program, a program that integrates students with and without disabilities in a classroom located on-site at Holland-Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. As of June of 2017, the program was suspended due to low enrollment from JICS. The program is going to be reintroduced as a TDSB pilot modelled after the BSA/JICS program for September 2019 at Sunny View Junior and Senior Public School.

Unlike usual integration efforts where a physically challenged child is placed as a minority into a mainstream educational setting, the IKP offers reverse inclusion, i.e., placing children without physical disability directly into a congregated school. Special needs children do not lose their group affiliation and they are not placed in the position of entering extant social groups in community school settings.

Please note that this is a revenue neutral pilot which means that transportation to Sunny View will not be provided.

For more information or to RSVP please contact Principal Edward Goldring at 416-393-9275.

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