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 Educational transition Centre

An education integration program for children in Kindergarten to Grade 12
with complex developmental and behavioural conditions.

We believe that children and families thrive best in a strengths-based environment. Families are at the centre of services and supports are collaborative, culturally sensitive, individualized and flexible. We are trauma-informed and attachment based.

What we do

The Educational Transition Centre offers a school program for children who attend, or will be attending, school in the Surrey School District.

We start with assessing the strengths and needs of each child. By providing a smaller, more supported and structured classroom environment, and developing social and emotional coping skills along with basic literacy and numeracy skills, the centre helps prepare children for re-integration into the most appropriate school setting.

Parents are an essential part of the team and are included in all aspects of goal-setting, planning and decision-making. Services at the Educational Transition Centre include extensive classroom support and adapted programs that foster resilience, self-regulation, and social-emotional development, as well as academic and school readiness skills.

You can expect

  • A school setting that is highly sensitive and responsive to your child’s social and emotional needs.

  • Stabilization of your child experiencing acute challenges.

  • Assessment of your child’s needs.

  • Individualized and family-centred planning for your child.

  • An understanding of your child’s strengths and how to build on them.

  • An understanding of your child’s needs and how to effectively support them for success.

  • A safe, supportive atmosphere where you and your child can build trusting and therapeutic relationships.

  • Transition planning and re-integration into the regular school system.

  • Support and access to other community resources and services.

Contact us

Referrals are accepted from the Ministry of Children and Family Development, education
services administrators, district resource counsellors and district behaviour specialists from the
Surrey School District.

Services at the Educational Transition Centre are provided to children and families at no cost.

James Stumph
#1000 (10th Floor), 13737 96th Avenue, Surrey, BC V3V 0C6
Tel: (604) 434 9101

james.stumph@childrens-foundation.org