At SOAR, children on the Autism spectrum learn alongside typically developing classmates. Children who have no diagnosis benefit from the school’s individualized curriculum while they build social awareness and learn to accommodate different types of friends. They master early learning lessons by sharing them with classmates, becoming role models and partners for practicing play and communication skills.
All children can learn at SOAR Inclusive Preschool, regardless of diagnosis or needs. We know everyone has something to work on, whether sharing or shyness, patience or paying attention. Learning to accept and enjoy friends with differences prepares young learners to succeed in their community schools and in Canadian society.
Our caring instructors are fluent in contemporary teaching and behavioural support strategies and receive regular supervision and consultation from experts in the field. We are the first preschool in British Columbia to provide an equal number of independent and supported placements (1 support worker for every two students).