Early Childhood Services Program
About the Program
The Early Childhood Services Program supports children ages 2 years 8 months to 5 years of age (must be 3 years by December 31) in a play-based inclusive environment. Universal, targeted and individual programming is delivered in high quality Early Childhood settings throughout the school division.
Early Education Classroom Features
Rich play-based programming
Specialized supports embedded through play for children with mild-moderate or severe special needs three mornings a week
Teams who collaborate to meet the individual needs of each child within an inclusive environment
Classrooms that incorporate a mix of children from the community as Play Partners
Family-oriented program sessions, which are provided regularly at the schools, communities or in homes to further support families in meeting their children’s needs
Each Early Childhood Services (ECS) Program has a multi-disciplinary team of professionals dedicated to meet the individual needs of all children. Embedded specialized programming is provided within the ECS day as required.
The multidisciplinary team consists of:
- Educational Assistant(s)
- Speech Language Pathologist
- Speech Language Assistant
- Occupational Therapist
- Physical Therapist
- Education Psychologist
- Other specialists as needed
Parkland School Division believes in having the best start possible for our young children. We provide activities that support the whole child including their social/emotional development, communication and motor skills. Play Partners are typically developing young children that participate alongside their peers in order that they all become the mightiest little learners! Play Partners are welcome in all Early Learning classrooms and priority is given to the program closest to the child's home.
Cost: $120/month, 4 afternoons per week
Age: 3-4 Years
Please register at your community school or by calling Early Childhood Services at 780-962-0212.
Further information can be found on the Parkland School Division Early Childhood Services page.