The Richmond Education Assistant Program (REAP) is designed for professional and caring adults who wish to work with K-12 school age learners with physical, behavioural, sensory and learning needs in schools. REAP participants will learn about the role and responsibilities of Education Assistants, child development, personal & health care, current issues in education, theories and principles of learning, team work and communication, curriculum & learning resources, understanding behaviour management as well as other relevant job-related topics and skills. Participants will be in a part-time program that will begin in February 2018 and end in February 2019. There are ten courses, two practica and a Learning Portfolio. All instructors are well qualified with specialty training and experience in curriculum, instruction and special education. PROGRAM OVERVIEW Part - Time Program Schedule Courses will be held from 6:30 pm -9:30 pm, Mondays and Wednesdays and a series of Saturdays from 9:00 am -3:30 pm. The two practica will be held during regular school hours Monday through Friday. The exact start and end times of the practica will depend on the hours of the school in which you are placed.