LEAP Preschool

What is LEAP Preschool?

The LEAP Preschool is a program designed for pre-school aged children with autism or suspected autism.

LEAP Preschool is overseen by two Board Certified Behaviour Analysts who are trained at the advanced level of the Early Start Denver Model.

We'll help your child 'leap' into successful first years of school by supporting them to develop:

communication skills
imitation skills
social attention skills
play skills

Register Today

Contact Jessica Gallino, Intake Coordinator

Phone: 905-689-4727 ext. 115
Email: haltonautismservices@woodview.ca

Program Location & Hours

LEAP Preschool is offered year round at 69 Flatt Road in Burlington in a minimum of 3-month blocks.

Choose from morning (9am-noon) or afternoon (1pm to 4pm) sessions.

What is the focus of LEAP Preschool?

LEAP preschool is founded on the principles of the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) and Applied Behavioural Analysis principles (ABA).

In the Early Start Denver Model, children with autism or suspected autism, follow a developmental curriculum. This means they learn specific skills at specific stages of development. Specially designed methods are used to teach the curriculum. You can learn more about the Early Start Denver Model on the Autism Speaks Canada website here.

In simple terms, Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) uses principles of learning to change behaviour. Offering rewards for appropriate behaviour is one example. You can learn more about the Applied Behavioural Analysis on the Autism Speaks Canada website here.

The preschool aims to help children with autism or suspected autism “leap” into successful first years of school.This is done by using the proven techniques and principles of ESDM and ABA to teach them skills in critical areas such as communication, social attention, imitation and play.

LEAP Preschool is overseen by Board Certified Behaviour Analysts who are trained at the advanced level of ESDM and implemented by ABA Therapists who have received ESDM training.

LEAP Preschool Fall Session

Starts September 6th, 2022
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 
9 am – 12 pm OR 1 pm – 4 pm 

Cost

3 days per week $450

*Minimum block of three months*

You’ll love our location at 69 Flatt Road in Burlington! LEAP Preschool is run at our cozy Pathways House which is nestled in a woodland setting, has a fenced-in playground for recess, group activities, teaching gross motor and play skills. Our green space offers a beautiful and calming backdrop with plenty of fresh air!