The OCYI's School Readiness Task Group organizes their work around the following objectives:
For more information, and to access concrete tools for service providers, please visit our Resources section.
The School Readiness Task Group lends ongoing support to the implementation of the Nipissing District Developmental Screen (NDDS) tool . The Task Group is working with NDDS on the tool into different languages, as well as on encouraging its implementation as intake in preschools and daycares. They also hosted training workshops on how to use the tool, and are currently in the process of collecting follow-up data from service providers regarding their subsequent successes and challenges in implementation.
An article on the
topic of School Readiness and the NDDS, Help your child be ready for school, was written as a collaboration by Task Group members and published in Parenting Times
The School Readiness Task Group has hosted several workshops for service providers, in both official languages, and will continue to host many more in the upcoming months. Here are a few of the topics covered thus far:
Upcoming School Readiness Events:
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