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How Technology Supports Early Intervention

January 6th is National Technology Day and recognizes the way that technology has changed the world, how it helps us communicate, and how it will shape the future. The use of technology can help young children grow and learn. Early learners can use technology to actively engage in fun and challenging activities, communication and connect with their peers. Many children at Pacekids are non-verbal or have limited speech production and require alternative communication systems to be able to communicate with their families, friends, and teachers. Augmentative and alternative communication and technology resources have greatly benefited the children we serve. These types

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Rollin’ with Jamal

Jamal is a six-year-old boy who loves to play tag, read books and be the class clown. He also happens to have a diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy, Microcephaly and Global Developmental Delay. Jamal started with Pacekids in our ECS program over five years ago. When he first came to Pacekids, Jamal spoke a total of ten words which were often unintelligible, and he had no means to be mobile aside from walking on his knees. In his time at Pacekids, Jamal developed immensely! Jamal is now a thriving little boy who feels confident in all that he does. Through the

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Special Needs Child

Introducing Champion for Children

Pacekids Programs is thrilled to introduce Champion for Children, a community of monthly donors committed to helping children thrive. By making a monthly contribution in an amount that suits their budget, these Champions are helping children take their first steps, say first words, and meet milestones many were told they may not see. As Adrianne, a Pacekids parent says, “One dollar isn’t translated to one unit of work or one minute of time. It is changing a child’s life, potentially forever. It’s giving them something so that they can actually thrive in the way that they are capable of but haven’t learned how.” We are

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Grace’s Journey with Pacekids

“Our journey with Pacekids started in fall of 2019 when Grace was 3 years old. We got the approval from FSCD to start the recruitment process in finding a Specialized Services provider. When Grace was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, she was attending a daycare full- time. It was the first year when FSCD relaxed their processes and allowed the therapy team to attend both daycare/preschool setting as well as continue with the home visits. This was ideal for us since we both had full time jobs and could not possibly meet with the therapy team at home. After, multiple

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Golf for Pacekids is a Hole in One!

On Thursday, September 24, 2020 participants teed off at Cottonwood Golf & Country Club to participate in the first annual Golf for Pacekids presented by BD&P. Thanks to the generous support of Cottonwood and BD&P, Pacekids was able to safely host 63 participants on a beautiful Fall morning to raise critical funding for Pacekids’ Early Childhood Services program.  Pacekids provides centre-based preschool and kindergarten programs for children aged 2.8 years to 6 years that can be accessed through PUF or mild/moderate funding. Pacekids offers an ECS Program & Speech-Language Enhancement (SLE) ECS program, which include a multi-disciplinary team of on-site

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Special Needs Child Using Scissors

Home-Based Early Childhood Services (ECS) Program

Program Overview of Home-Based ECS Program Pacekids’ Home-Based ECS Program has been created to meet the needs of Calgarian families who have a child who has a severe delay/diagnosis as well as medical conditions or considerations that may prevent them from attending a centre-based program. Aimed at offering a valuable, early intervention educational experience for children who are unable to attend a centre-based program, this home- based program will be led by a Certified Teacher, with comprehensive support from Pacekids’ clinical ECS team and Classroom Therapy Aides (CTA).   School-year calendar and programming hours align with Pacekids’ centre-based ECS program;

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How Technology Supports Early Intervention

January 6th is National Technology Day and recognizes the way that technology has changed the world, how it helps us communicate, and how it will shape the future. The use of technology can help young children grow and learn. Early learners can use technology to actively engage in fun and challenging activities, communication and connect with their peers. Many children at Pacekids are non-verbal or have limited speech production and require alternative communication systems to be able to communicate with their families, friends, and teachers. Augmentative and alternative communication and technology resources have greatly benefited the children we serve. These types

Read More »

Rollin’ with Jamal

Jamal is a six-year-old boy who loves to play tag, read books and be the class clown. He also happens to have a diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy, Microcephaly and Global Developmental Delay. Jamal started with Pacekids in our ECS program over five years ago. When he first came to Pacekids, Jamal spoke a total of ten words which were often unintelligible, and he had no means to be mobile aside from walking on his knees. In his time at Pacekids, Jamal developed immensely! Jamal is now a thriving little boy who feels confident in all that he does. Through the

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Special Needs Child

Introducing Champion for Children

Pacekids Programs is thrilled to introduce Champion for Children, a community of monthly donors committed to helping children thrive. By making a monthly contribution in an amount that suits their budget, these Champions are helping children take their first steps, say first words, and meet milestones many were told they may not see. As Adrianne, a Pacekids parent says, “One dollar isn’t translated to one unit of work or one minute of time. It is changing a child’s life, potentially forever. It’s giving them something so that they can actually thrive in the way that they are capable of but haven’t learned how.” We are

Read More »

Grace’s Journey with Pacekids

“Our journey with Pacekids started in fall of 2019 when Grace was 3 years old. We got the approval from FSCD to start the recruitment process in finding a Specialized Services provider. When Grace was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, she was attending a daycare full- time. It was the first year when FSCD relaxed their processes and allowed the therapy team to attend both daycare/preschool setting as well as continue with the home visits. This was ideal for us since we both had full time jobs and could not possibly meet with the therapy team at home. After, multiple

Read More »

Golf for Pacekids is a Hole in One!

On Thursday, September 24, 2020 participants teed off at Cottonwood Golf & Country Club to participate in the first annual Golf for Pacekids presented by BD&P. Thanks to the generous support of Cottonwood and BD&P, Pacekids was able to safely host 63 participants on a beautiful Fall morning to raise critical funding for Pacekids’ Early Childhood Services program.  Pacekids provides centre-based preschool and kindergarten programs for children aged 2.8 years to 6 years that can be accessed through PUF or mild/moderate funding. Pacekids offers an ECS Program & Speech-Language Enhancement (SLE) ECS program, which include a multi-disciplinary team of on-site

Read More »
Special Needs Child Using Scissors

Home-Based Early Childhood Services (ECS) Program

Program Overview of Home-Based ECS Program Pacekids’ Home-Based ECS Program has been created to meet the needs of Calgarian families who have a child who has a severe delay/diagnosis as well as medical conditions or considerations that may prevent them from attending a centre-based program. Aimed at offering a valuable, early intervention educational experience for children who are unable to attend a centre-based program, this home- based program will be led by a Certified Teacher, with comprehensive support from Pacekids’ clinical ECS team and Classroom Therapy Aides (CTA).   School-year calendar and programming hours align with Pacekids’ centre-based ECS program;

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