Child Development Advisor

Welcome to the Child Development Page

CDA: Mrs. G McManus

The Child Development Advisor (CDA) offers a collaborative, planned, and balanced approach to student development. Planned activities focus on developing specific skills in students, with the goal of enhancing both their social interactions and their academic achievement. The CDA consults with staff, students, parents, and when necessary, with outside agencies. This ensures that the needs of all learners are being met. The program is designed to provide proactive and preventative programs as well as interventions with issues, which have already been identified. CDAs are active members of both the School Learning Support Team and Crisis Management Teams.

Accessing the CDA: Students can be referred to the CDA in FOUR ways:

  • Student Self Referral
  • Parent Referral
  • Teacher Referral
  • Administrative or CDA Referral

If you feel that your child would benefit from support, please consult with your child's teacher, administration or the CDA.

Support Services

  • Alberta Mental Health (24/7):  1-866-408-LINK [5465]
  • Kids Help Phone (24/7):  1-800-668-6868
  • Calgary Distress Centre (24/7):  403-266-HELP [4357]
  • Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter:  403-234-SAFE
  • Suicide Prevention Line:  1-800-SUICIDE [784-2433]

Land Acknowledgment

Rocky View Schools would like to acknowledge the land and recognize all the Indigenous Peoples whose footprints have marked these lands from time immemorial. Together, we can learn and honour the Ways of Knowing of Indigenous Peoples for all future generations.