Early Learning Facilitators
The position of Early Learning Facilitator was created to enhance the quality of programming in pre-kindergarten and full day kindergarten, as well as provide a higher level of support to classroom teachers and families.
These early childhood educators have specialized training (i.e. child development, communication, emergent curriculum, creating early learning environments) and have enhanced the overall programming in our early learning classrooms as well as offer a wealth of knowledge and expertise
Early Learning Facilitators plan and assist in educational program delivery together with teachers in classrooms and in non-traditional settings such as City of Edmonton Recreation sites (Terwillegar Rec Centre, EMU, daycares, etc.)
Under the supervision and guidance of a Therapist, Therapeutic Assistants can support students whose learning and development is impeded by challenges due to physical injury, disability, learning challenges, skill delays, or behavior challenges. They develop activities, model strategies and document student progress for the Therapist, while working collaboratively with the school team.
Therapeutic Assistants are a new role within the district that support Multi-Disciplinary Teams and classroom staff. Schools may have Therapeutic Assistants in Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, or Behavioural Therapy as part of their school team.
Educational Assistants assist a teacher in the implementation and delivery of instructional plans and developmental strategies for students. EA’s provide a range of assistance to address specific student needs including personal and physical care. Educational Assistants work with a whole class, small groups, or with individual students.
Working as a team, teachers and educational assistants promote independence, facilitate peer relationships and maximize student opportunities to learn and grow.