Entry to School

Entering school for the first time can be stressful for parents, but our Entry to School Program is here to help. This program offers support and resources to families with children starting either kindergarten or Grade 1, making the transition easier.

The Entry to School program is designed to be comprehensive and multi-stage, including: a 6-month group program to equip children with the skills necessary for starting school, transition support for children once they begin their educational journey, and ongoing consultations to ensure a smooth transition during the first six months of school.

Program Details:

  • In-person
  • Group session
  • Up to 6 months of skill building followed by up to 6 months of transition support in school setting
  • Morning or afternoon sessions available
  • Up to 15 hours/week
  • Monday to Friday, 3 hrs/day
  • 1 facilitator: 3 children


  • Your child has a diagnosis of ASD
  • You have a child between the ages of three to six.
  • Your child is entering kindergarten or grade one for the first time
  • Your child is registered in the Ontario Autism Program (OAP)
  • You have received a letter of invitation to participate in the program from the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCS)

What to Expect:

Entry to School Skill Building helps equip your child with the tools they need for a successful transition into school. It is a group-based learning program that runs for 15 hours per week for up to six months.

The program focuses on enhancing key skills in the following areas: communication, play, social interaction, behavior, pre-academics, and attention.

The children will develop the ability to follow classroom routines and acquire essential self-help skills, including dressing and toilet training.

Consultation from speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and Board Certified Behavior Analysts will be available to address all areas of development and implement the most up-to-date and effective strategies in the classroom.

The children will receive transition support as they progress from the skill-building phase to the first six months of their formal schooling.


This program is being operated in partnership with the Toronto Autism Services Network (TASN). Please click on the Register Now button to be taken to the TASN registration portal.

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