Programs & Services
This section includes information for parents to assist them with understanding the curriculum and how they can be supportive of their child’s learning.
Want to know how your child is developing?
The Nipissing Developmental District Screen (NDDS) is an easy to use tool that asks questions about your child’s vision, hearing, speech, language, communication and social/emotional growth. It also suggests activities that you can do with your child to help them develop.
Complete the checklist before school starts by visiting eNDDS.ca (note: Parents will need to create a free account) .
Call Region of Waterloo Public Health at 519-575-4400 (TTY: 519-575-4608) if you:
- Need help completing the checklist, or
- If there are check marks (a) in any “no” answers,
A Public Health Nurse will help you with the results and suggest services.
Want to know if your child is a healthy eater?
Go to this link to know more www.eatrightontario.ca.
Nutri-eSTEP asks questions about your child’s eating habits and physical activity level. The results tell you what is going well, if there are areas you can work on, and gives information and links to resources that you can use to improve your child’s eating and physical activity habits. . Call EatRight Ontario at 1-877-510-5102 and talk to a Registered Dietitian for free to answer your questions about Nutri-eSTEP (help is available in different languages).
Want to know how well your child can see?
Are your children really ready to go #BackToSchool? Only if they’ve had an eye exam! #Eye See…Eye Learn more Eye See…Eye Learn
Make sure your children are ready to learn. For JK kids, Eye See…Eye Learn program offers a complimentary pair of glasses with their OHIP eye exam. Learn more:www.EyeSeeEyeLearn.ca #BackToSchool #Eye See…Eye Learn
Best starts in school start with an eye exam. For JK students, the Eye See…Eye Learn program offers a complimentary pair of glasses with their OHIP-covered eye exam. #BackToSchool #Eye See…Eye Learn Learn more: www.EyeSeeEyeLearn.ca
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Did you know that a child can have 20/20 eyesight & still have a vision problem? Get them a comprehensive eye exam with an optometrist: Book your Eye See…Eye Learn® exam with an optometrist today #BackToSchool #Eye See…Eye Learn
Most kids don’t know what good vision looks like, so they can’t always tell you that they can’t see clearly. Regular eye exams with an optometrist will detect any issues. #BackToSchool #Eye See…Eye Learn http://ow.ly/SG29w
Did you know that OHIP covers eye exams for kids up to 19 years old? Book an appointment today: http://ow.ly/SG29w#BackToSchool #Eye See…Eye Learn
True or False: Children with vision problems will always complain about their eyes. – PSA #BackToSchool #Eye See…Eye Learn more by clicking on this link here .
The Program Services Department is responsible for supporting the curriculum provided by the Ontario Ministry of Education. Click here to visit the Ministry web site.
Working collaboratively with teachers, principals and community partners, the Program Services Department designs curriculum implementation strategies, provides input on resources and delivers professional development for teaching staff.
The Waterloo Catholic District School Board Program Services Department works collaboratively with teachers, principals and community partners to –
- Design curriculum implementation strategies;
- Recommend authorized resources and materials that support the curriculum;
- Plan and implement professional learning for teaching staff.