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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 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 of technology can help

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Jamal’s Story

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 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 support of Pacekids, Jamal’s

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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

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G’s Journey with Pacekids

“Our journey with Pacekids started in the fall of 2019 when we got an approval from FSCD to start Specialized Services process for our daughter, G, who was 3 years old at that time. G was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and 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 both my husband and I had full-time jobs and could not possibly had the therapy at home all

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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. The tournament saw Pacekids supporters, families and community members come together to raise nearly $12,000 for Pacekids! Pictured at the 1st annual Golf for Pacekids are board members, Kyle Edwards (Left) and Scott Matson (Right) and Executive Director, Alex Reed (Middle).  

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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; half

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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 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 of technology can help

Read More »

Jamal’s Story

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 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 support of Pacekids, Jamal’s

Read More »

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

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