The Corbett Hall Early Education Program (CHEEP) provides exceptional preschool programming to children, three to five years of age, who have been diagnosed with developmental delays. Typically developing children (community children) are included in the classroom in a reverse integration model. Community children provide peer modelling and benefit from exposure to a language-rich preschool setting with a high adult-child ratio.
The funding to operate CHEEP is provided through specialized funding (Program Unit Funds) from Alberta Education. Programming is designed and implemented by a team of education/intervention specialists to support children in expanding and developing their skills/abilities across developmental areas (communication, motor skills, sensory processing, social skills, self-help skills, cognition and problem-solving).