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Early Identification Program
The Early Identification Program, an integral part of the elementary program, began in the Winnipeg School Division No. 1 in 1976. The goal of the program is to identify the strengths and areas of difficulty of children when they enter school. The program also provides appropriate services and programs to meet the identified needs of these children.
All kindergarten children participate in this comprehensive screening program during the Fall. The resource teacher is an integral part of this screening and follow-up. Nursery to Grade 3 children have now been included in the program.
The screening program components include vision, hearing, school readiness, gross motor skills, speech and language. Information regarding the Early Identification Program is shared during parent-teacher conferences and/or whenever it is appropriate throughout the year.