Full Time REAP 2022 - Information

Full Time REAP 2022 courses will be delivered remotely and online via Zoom and other online platforms.  There will be some occasions when students will be reqired to attend classes in-person.  Also, all practica will be in person in Richmond School District schools.


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 must have sufficient physical ability to perform activities such as supervision on the playground/gymnasium as well as perform activities such as the physical lifting of students.


Participants will be in a Full Time program that will begin in early July 2022 and end in November, 2022.  There are eleven courses, a seven week practicum and a learning portofolio.  All instructors are highly qualified with specialty training and experience in their fields.



Courses will be held remotely and online from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm Monday through Friday.  Zoom will be the  main platform that will be used.  Zoom can be accessed via a laptop or desktop. It is important to ensure that you have access to both audio and video components of your device as well as good internet connectivity.  There may be a few occasions in which students be asked to attend in-person sessions in which health and safety protocols will be in place.


The practicum will be held at various public schools in the Richmond School District during regular school hours Monday through Friday. The exact start and end times of your practicm will depend on the schedule of your school placement.


Please note that there will be an Orientation Session in May and a Welcome Session at the end of June for successful applicants.  More details will be provided to the successful applicants prior to these events.


Anyone who is interested in REAP is strongly encouraged to register and attend the FREE Information Session on Saturday, February 5 at either the 9 am or 10:30 am session. Click here to register for the Information Session.