Youth Special Needs

Strengthening Educational & Emotional Development System (SEEDS)

S.E.E.D.S. stands for Strengthening Educational and Emotional Development

The SEEDS classes is a system class that was developed to be an early intervention program for “at risk” students presenting severe social, emotional, and behavioural difficulties that are interfering with their learning, social integration, and ability to function in a regular classroom. This program aimed to provide these fragile students with a highly structured and nurturing setting where they could learn specific strategies to self-regulate their emotions, learn effective social skills, and reach their academic potential.

The SEEDS classes were created to answer the needs of those students who experienced trauma in their life and needed an intensive nurturing approach. The main target group have been those students in Kindergarten and Grade 1.

Partnerships involve Student Services professionals, CSSS social workers and hospital personnel.