FACTS FOR PARENTS
What is Primary Project?• A school-based early intervention and prevention program.
• Designed to enhance school related competencies and reduce social, emotional and school
adjustment difficulties in children kindergarten through third grade.
How are children selected to participate?• Children K-3 are screened by asking teachers to complete a checklist of questions about their
students':- Social interactions- Happiness- Success in learning• Children who may be shy, anxious, withdrawn, exhibit problems engaging other peers in positiverelationships, or lacking interest in school.
Who will work with the children?• Child associates, who are selected based on their natural abilities to work well with children.• They receive ongoing training and supervision by the school social worker.
If my child is selected, what will he or she be doing in the program?• Child associates form a trusting relationship with the child using play based strategies.• Children are typically seen once a week for 30-40 minutes usually for one semester or 12-15sessions.
How will parents be involved?• Asked to sign a permission form if they would like their child to be involved in Primary Project.• Encouraged to communicate directly with the school social worker and child associate and attendparent conferences to establish goals and review progress.