The Corbett Hall Early Education Program (CHEEP) provides exceptional preschool programming to children, aged two and a half to five years, diagnosed with developmental delays. Typically developing children (called 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).