Back to School for One World Students!
September has rolled around the corner already and similar to other schools, it’s the start of another year at CUPS One World Child Development Centre!
There are many events and changes happening this year that we are excited about. In particular, the Calgary Stampeders are giving our students the opportunity to play football with some of their players, which will be a memorable experience for many of the kids. Also, with a new social worker on staff, we will have a greater capacity to help support high-needs families with children attending One World.
Every year, CUPS welcomes 70 students ages 3-6 to our classrooms. With almost 80% of One World students having a least one developmental delay and over 60% having severe delays, our early intervention programming has a focus on social, emotional, and academic activities to build a strong foundation for future school and life success. Along with the help of our on-site specialists targeting the core child development areas of communication, motor skills, problem-solving, and social-emotional skills, we see improvements in at least one area of child development in over 90% of children by the end of the school year.
CUPS One World students also regularly see a pediatrician, dentist, and optometrist, and are served two-thirds of their nutritional needs a day while at school.
Let’s welcome our new and returning students to One World, and wish them a school year full of learning and fun!
● 1 in 10 Calgarians live in poverty
● 1 in 4 Canadians lives with diabetes, undiagnosed diabetes or prediabetes
● 1 in 5 Canadians experience mental illness or addiction problems each year
● 4 million people in Canada experience food insecurity
● 1 in 8 Canadian households struggle to put food on the table.
● An estimated 45% of the overall homeless population are individuals living with mental illness
● 28 – 34% of shelter users are Indigenous peoples
● 40% of Indigenous children in Canada live in poverty