Child Development Advisor (CDA)

Welcome to Mrs. Lehmann and Mrs. White’s CDA corner

Mrs. Lehmann:

I am so excited to be part of the Prairie Waters Team again this year!  I feel so lucky to be able to take my passion for children and their families and put it into practice.  I have been working in the field of early childhood for 24 years and a member of the Prairie Waters family for 9 years. One of my families favourite things to do is go camping. I also love watching my 16 year old son play hockey, baseball and basketball. Here's to another great year at PWE!

Mrs. White:

Welcome PWE families! I am very happy to be joining Mrs. Lehmann in the role of child development advisor for another year. I have been a part of the Prairie Waters team, supporting students in the classroom, since 2016 and supporting our student body mental wellness since 2019. I bring over 20 years of experience working in the classroom and school settings to my assignment, as well as education and training in psychology and applied behaviour analysis. I strongly encourage using natural, community and universal supports for our students and approaching all challenges from a positive and strength-based standpoint. When I am not at school, you can find me in the garden, at the lake or playing board and video games with my family!

Food for Thought

Fuel the Body

School Safety Patrol

Mental Health

Parent Resources

Bullying Awareness

Stepping Stones


The CDA offers responsive services that directly support students and staff, as well as the coordination of community based services that support families.  Basic screenings of student needs in social, behavioural, and emotional areas is also provided by the CDA.  At the time, support is provided to staff in recommending and implementing specific strategies that identify and address student needs.  The CDA may work with individual students, small groups, or whole classes.  Programs include topics such as:  Positive Self-esteem, Social Skills, Emotion Management, Peer Mediation, Conflict Resolution.

  • Preventative Programming for kids at risk
  • Peer issues and choices
  • Relationship Building
  • Reinforcing Social Skills
  • Coping with changes in the family
  • Classroom Survival Skills
  • Self-esteem/Building Resiliency/Character Building
  • Dealing with loss and grief
  • Bully proofing
  • Promoting Safe and Caring Schools
  • Family support and referrals
  • Conflict resolution and anger management

Please click here to contact Mrs. Rachael Lehmann and here to contact Mrs. Renee White.

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