Child Development Advisor

Welcome! My name is Tammy Nisbet and I am the Child Development Advisor (CDA) at Ralph McCall School. As the CDA I offer a planned and balanced approach to student development. Planned activities focus on developing social and emotional skills in students, with the goal of enhancing both social interactions and academic performances. My role also allows to me to consult with staff, students and parents and when necessary liase with outside agencies to ensure a continuum of services is provided to ensure that the needs of all learners are being met. I work with students individually, within the classroom setting, and in small groups. I am proud to deliver social emotional programming such as Friends, Social Detective and the Incredible Flexible You.


The Child Development Advisor promotes and advocates for the development of the whole child.


The Child Development Advisor is a collaborative resource for children thier parents, staff, and community to support and enhance the healthy development of social, emotional, behavioral and mental health competencies. The CDA consults with staff, students, parents and when necessary, with outside agencies. This ensures that the needs of all learners are being met.

Areas of Support

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Bully Proofing
  • Conflict resolution
  • Coping with changes in the family
  • Coping with loss, dealing with grief
  • Family support and referrals
  • Friendship Skills (Friends Program)
  • Self Esteem Awareness
  • Preventative programming for kids at risk
  • Relationship Building
  • Resiliency/Character building
  • Social Skill awareness (Social Detective, Incredible Flexible You)

Referral Process:

Students can be referred to the CDA in ways:

  • Self referrral
  • Parent referral
  • Teacher referral
  • Administrator/CDA referral
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