Section 2: Services for Children & Adolescents (birth-age 18)

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (EECD)

To request support services for your child in the New Brunswick public school system, the process begins at the school level by contacting the Principal.  The student’s name is then forwarded to the school-based team for discussion.  The school-based team is comprised of an Administrative person, the Guidance Councillor, the person in charge of Resource and Methods, the Classroom Teacher and the District Liaison person.  The team will undertake a problem solving process to generate strategies to address identified strengths and needs.  These strategies are prioritized and implemented.  Informal and, if required and warranted, formal assessment would occur.

Inclusive Education

Inclusive education is a pairing of philosophy and pedagogical practices that allow each student to feel respected, confident and safe so he or she can learn and develop to his or her full potential. It is based on a system of values and beliefs centered on the best interests of the student, which promotes social cohesion, belonging, active participation in learning, a complete school experience, and positive interactions with peers and others in the school community. These values and beliefs will be shared by schools and communities. Inclusive education is put into practice within school communities that value diversity and nurture the well-being and quality of learning of each of their members. Inclusive education is carried out through a range of public and community programs and services available to all students. Inclusive education is the foundation for ensuring an inclusive New Brunswick society.

Services Branch
Services to children with special educational needs are coordinated through the Student Services Unit, under Brian Kelly, Director, telephone (506) 444-4715.

Student Services Unit

Place 2000
PO Box 6000,
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
Tel: (506) 453-3678
Fax: (506) 457-7835
Email :
Web Site Anglophone Sector

School District Offices / Bureaux de Districts Scolaires

  • Anglophone North………………………………………..778-6075
  • Anglophone South ……………………………………….658-5300
  • Anglophone East …………………………………………856-3222
  • Anglophone West ………………………………………..453-5454
  • Francophone Nord-Est ……………………………………394-3400
  • Francophone Nord-Ouest …………………………………737-4567
  • Francophone Sud ………………………………………….856-3333

First Nation Education Initiative Inc.
The mission of the First Nation Education Initiative is to establish and maintain an educational jurisdictional model for First Nation education, which will result in improved capacity for First Nation educators ultimately leading to improvements in the educational outcomes for all First Nation students attending Band Operated and Provincial schools.

First Nation Education Initiative Inc.

2398 Route 102 Highway, Unit A2
Lincoln, N.B.
E3B 7G1
Main Office: (506) 357-7230
Fax Number: (506) 357-6082

For an updated list of Education Directors, visit:

Education Directors

  • Ingrid Brooks, Indian Island First Nation
    Phone: (506) 523-9795
    Fax: (506) 523-8110
  • George Ginnish, Eel Ground First Nation
    Phone: (506) 627-4600
    Fax: (506) 627-4602
  • Louise Ouellette, Madawaska First Nation
    Phone: (506) 739-9765
    Fax: (506) 735-0024
  • Annette Paul, St. Mary’s First Nation
    Phone: (506) 459-2219
    Fax: (506) 459-2216
  • Tracey O’Reilly, Kingsclear First Nation
    Phone: (506) 363-3028, Ext. 120
    Fax: (506) 363-4324
  • Shelley Sabattis, Oromocto First Nation
    Phone: (506) 357-2083
    Fax: (506) 357-2628
  • Patricia Ward, Metepenagiag First Nation
    Phone: (506) 836-6113
    Fax: (506) 836-2787
  • Stephanie Peter Paul, Pabineau First Nation
    Phone: (506) 548-2911 Ext. 125
    Fax: (506) 548-5348
  • Rebecca Knockwood, Fort Folly First Nation
    Phone: (506) 379-3400
    Fax: (506) 379-3408
  • Andrea Polchies, Woodstock First Nation
    Phone: (506) 328-3303
    Fax: (506) 328-2420
  • Ann Mary Steele, Buctouche First Nation
    Phone: (506) 743-2520
    Fax: (506) 743-8995

EECD Resource Materials

  •  Ø Resource for the Identification and Teaching of Students with Specific Learning Disabilities (Elementary/Middle Level)
  • Ø Resource for the Identification and Teaching of Students with Specific Learning Disabilities (High School)
  • Ø Guidelines for Exemptions and Accommodations – Provincial Assessments and Examinations – Provincial Examination Program
  • Ø Trouble Audition Centrale (French Only)
  • Ø Appeal Process 2003
  • Ø Early Childhood Services Act
  • Ø Education Act

Home Schooling

To learn more about the rules and regulations regarding Home Schooling in New Brunswick, contact the Home Schooling Representative at your local school district office.  (See list above for phone number).   Otherwise visit the Department of Education Web Site:

Private Schools

To get more information regarding Private Schools in New Brunswick, call the Department of Education at (506) 453-3678

Riverbend Community School

Riverbend Community School is a full time day school and tutoring centre that provides education for students of all ages struggling in reading, writing and math. We help students and their families understand why they have been struggling. We also help to demystify the complicated world of learning disabilities. Riverbend is a safe, empowering, non-judgemental space where students come to discover what they are truly capable of despite being unsuccessful in the past.

Our Mission: To teach struggling learners and those with learning disabilities who require meaningful, individualized educational services in the areas of reading, writing, spelling, math, GED, and all necessary literacy skills. We aim to offer unparalleled personal care to our students and their families.

Riverbend Community School
97 Church Street, Moncton,New Brunswick
Phone: 506-388-5813

Literacy Services

Learning Disabilities Association of New Brunswick (LDANB-TAANB)

  •  Barton Reading and Spelling Program (Fredericton)

The Barton system is a one-on-one specialized tutoring system based on the Orton-Gillingham Multisensory Method. It teaches the phonemic structure of the English language using a multi-sensory approach which recognizes that people who have a reading difficulty or reading disability learn best by involving all of their senses: visual, auditory, tactile and kinesthetic. The hour-long individualized tutoring sessions are held twice per week in the late afternoon or early evening. As a non-profit organization, LDANB strives to make this service accessible to all children, teenagers and adults who struggle with a learning disability or reading difficulties. As such, LDANB offers this service at minimal cost to the learner and subsidies are available for low-income families.


Ainsley Congdon, Literacy/Project Specialist
Learning Disabilities Association of New Brunswick
403 Regent Street, Suite 203
Fredericton NB E3B 3X6
Tel: (506) 459-7852
Fax: (506) 455-9300


LINKS is a 10 week Literacy Program designed for children who are experiencing literacy challenges that may be attributable to a learning disability. The LINKS program provides specialized 1 on 1 instruction and individualized programming based on phonological awareness and other literacy test scores.

Moncton Contact:

Millie LeBlanc
6 Peter Street
Moncton, NB E1A 3W3
Tel: (506) 383-5077

Saint John Contact:

Fabienne McKay
223 St. James Street
Saint John, NB E2L 1W3
Tel: (506) 642-4956

Kumon Math and Reading Centre

The Kumon Math Program is a comprehensive curriculum that develops the necessary skills to help children progress from counting through calculus. The Kumon Reading Program begins with basic phonics and progresses all the way through advanced reading comprehension.


Regent Station
403 Regent Street, Suite 201
Fredericton, NB E3B 3X6
Tel: (506) 472-0203

Sylvan Learning Centre (Fredericton & Rothesay)

Programs Offered:

Math Tutoring
Reading Tutoring
Writing Tutoring
Homework Help

900 Hanwell Rd
Carriage Place
Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 6A2
Tel: (888) 459-7323

154 Hampton Road
Rothesay, New Brunswick E2E 2R3
Tel: (506) 849-2555

Family Plus – Life Solutions

A trained team of Family Support Workers assist/support children and adults living with a disability in developing relationships; making informed choices; and acquiring skills necessary for living a quality life at home and in their community.

Linden Place
199 Chelsey Drive
Saint John, NB E2K 4S9
Telephone: (506) 634-8295
Toll-Free: (800) 360-3237
Fax: (506) 652-1477
E-mail: assist@familyplus.caWebsite:

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