First Presbyterian Day School

Early Intervention

Research has shown that early intervention is key and makes a significant difference in the long-term reading abilities of children.  At FPDS, we offer early intervention to our kindergarten students through a program called Enhancement and Remediation (EAR) and in first grade, we offer a program called Learning Lab.  

In kindergarten, students work with an Academic Language Therapist twice a week in a small group targeting foundational reading skills such as: phonological awareness, the alphabetic principle, phonics, decoding, and spelling.

Similarly, in first grade, students work with an Academic Language Therapist twice a week in a small group and are provided supplemental instruction and additional exposure of concepts and skills being taught through our reading curriculum Superkids.