by PR Admin | August 30, 2011 5:57 pm

Learn all about PREP, click here[1]

Learn all about PREP, click here[2]

The PREP Program (PREP) is where families, who have a child with Down syndrome, find expert advice, innovative services, and best of all, hope, for their child’s future. The goal is “inclusion for life” and that begins in the home, continues at school, then leads to an independent life with a meaningful job. Parents connect in a welcoming, supportive community that accepts their child’s disability yet challenges them to expect more.

PREP partners with government, community sponsors, and individual donors to provide educational, therapy and family support services that enable each child to achieve his or her own unique potential and help parents become their child’s best advocate.

At PREP it is all about “inclusion for life” and it is happening in Calgary first!

About PREP

Our dedicated staff are here to support families along their unique journey of parenting a child with Down syndrome.  Our goal is that each becomes a contributing member of the community, enjoying all the rights and responsibilities that being a caring, contributing member of the community entails. We welcome families from out of town, province and country to visit PREP on a Outreach basis. Parents can book a speech-language therapy consult for their child or meet with an Inclusion Strategist and access resources from PREP Links.


The Woodridge PREP Centre is pleased to provide our families with current resources on Down syndrome, child development and parenting. In addition, articles are available for download on our website. ‘Like’ PREP on Facebook[3] and visit our page regularly for inspirational stories and photos. Join a community of  caring parents who share your journey.


PREP offers programs for children with Down syndrome from 14 months – 18 years. Signing-up is easy as parents self-refer. A great first step is to book a tour of the Woodridge PREP Centre. Our Family Support team will be pleased to answer your questions and assist you with registering. Please contact, Annamarie Zobatar at (403) 282-5011 ext. 125 or email at annamarie@prepprog.org[4] to book an appointment when you’re ready.


Private Speech-Language Therapy
In addition to weekly programs parents can also register for private speech-language therapy[5] , reading tutoring or private occupational therapy consults. Appointments can be weekly, biweekly, or occasional depending on your child’s needs.

Inclusion Resource Centre
Discover the potential in every student!  The Inclusion Resource Centre is the place to learn best practices for including students with Down syndrome in regular classes, community activities, and the workplace. Click here to read more >>

Partners in the Community:

Click here to read more![6]


  1. [Image]: http://www.prepprog.org/?p=3765
  2. Learn all about PREP, click here: http://www.prepprog.org/?p=3765
  3. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PREPProg
  4. annamarie@prepprog.org: mailto:annamarie@prepprog.org
  5. private speech-language therapy: http://www.prepprog.org/wp-content/uploads/FFS-FLyer-2016.pdf
  6. Click here to read more!: http://www.prepprog.org/?page_id=315

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Workshop: Win/Win Advice for Successful Inclusion

by PR Admin | December 15, 2017 12:42 am

Join us for an interactive workshop that will give teachers practical advice, proven strategies, and appropriate modifications to accelerate learning for children with Down syndrome in the inclusive classroom.  From listening skills to literacy, behaviour management to building independence, social skills to self-esteem; our professional panel will provide expert advice to encourage teachers to think outside the box!

Session Topics Include:

Audience:    Elementary School Teachers

Date:             Friday, January 26th

Time:             8:30 – 9:00 Check in and light breakfast

9:00 -12:00 Workshop

Location:      The PREP Program 2004 12 Ave NW

Registration:  Contact Natalie Pentney

Email natalie@prepprog.org[1]

Phone: 403- 282-5011

Please RSVP by December 21st, 2017

  1. natalie@prepprog.org: mailto:natalie@prepprog.org

Source URL: http://www.prepprog.org/?p=3823

Thank you Harvest Energy!

by PR Admin | December 4, 2017 5:36 pm

Our sincere thanks to Harvest Energy for their workplace fundraising campaign.

They raised over $2000 for the PREP Program!

Source URL: http://www.prepprog.org/?p=3818

Welcome to The PREP Program

by PR Admin | June 2, 2017 1:07 am

PREP_Overview_Booklet_ May_15_2017

Click here to download the PDF[2]

  1. PREP_Overview_Booklet_ May_15_2017
    : http://www.prepprog.org/wp-content/uploads/PREP_Overview_Booklet_-May_15_2017.pdf
  2. Click here to download the PDF: http://www.prepprog.org/wp-content/uploads/PREP_Overview_Booklet_-May_15_2017.pdf

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Introducing Natalie Pentney

by PR Admin | March 5, 2017 6:52 pm

I am very excited to be joining the PREP Program as the Community Outreach Coordinator. I have a passion for education and helping each individual student reach their full potential.

I have previously worked as a kindergarten specialist with the Calgary Board of Education where I helped design and implement educational programs to meet individual student’s learning needs. Previous to that I worked as an English Language Learner Specialist and a classroom teacher.

I have completed my graduate studies in Inclusive and Special Education and look forward to helping to support families on their exciting and rewarding journey through their child’s school years.

Source URL: http://www.prepprog.org/?p=3731

The Board of Directors honoured Gerry & Elaine Wood

by PR Admin | June 15, 2016 7:02 am

The Board of Directors honoured Gerry & Elaine Wood at a celebration dinner for their passion, heart and dedication to building PREP to where it is today. The Woodridge PREP Centre is a wonderful, lasting legacy of the Woodridge Charity Golf Tournament 1985 – 2015.

Although the tournament has ended the Woods continue to support PREP through the Woodridge PREP Partner Match.

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