LGES Primary Project

We are pleased to introduce you to Primary Project. It is an award winning early intervention program proven to help students feel more comfortable in the school environment. Primary Project has been an important part of our school for over 30 years, and has helped many children successfully adjust to school. Each year many of our youngest students participate in Primary Project.

Classroom teachers  and parents of the students who participate have seen the positive changes that occur as a result of support their child received in Primary Project.

At LGES we understand that all children grow and develop at their own unique pace and their individual needs are varied. Some young children experience challenges in their school adjustment, and may benefit from additional support to help them move past them and feel comfortable in school. Primary Project offers this support.

Although all students could benefit from this program, space is limited. The Project team works with classroom teachers and parents to invite students who could most benefit from extra support to cope with school adjustment. Referrals are accepted by teachers and parents of children in grades K – 2.

Students who are invited and have received parent permission, meet with a trained Child Associate, who works under the supervision of a school mental health professional.

Ms. Victoria Coddington, LMSW is the supervisor of Primary Project & Ms. Samantha Meyer is the Child Associate of Primary Project.

Primary project sessions last 30 minutes and happen once in a 6 – day cycle. The playroom is equipped with expressive toys, games and craft materials. The atmosphere is accepting and comfortable. Children can play, create, talk or just sit quietly. The child is free to use this time in the way they choose. The Child Associate follows the lead of the child. Children can learn to clarify and express their feelings, build confidence in social skills, and increase self – esteem.

For additional information please e-mail Ms. Coddington