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Colin’s Story

Our family’s story begins many years ago. I was a young mother and had my first child at 18 – Colin’s sister, Kaylea. She was a perfectly healthy baby girl, but as a mother, I knew something was wrong. I knew from day one that Kaylea was different – right from the first moment they placed her in my arms. Kaylea screamed and screamed and screamed. She did not cry – she screamed. She was so sensitive to touch and even being held. As Kaylea grew into a young girl, her sensitivities to the world and the people that loved her grew. I would

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Little boy going to locker

ECS Registration is Open!

Pacekids ECS Program registration for the 2021-2022 school year is open!   We provide 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) program, which include a multi-disciplinary team of on-site therapists.  If you are looking PUF preschool, ECS Program, or simply looking for help in seeking support for your child with special needs, contacts us!  We are always happy to share details about our program, discuss options, and conduct virtual tours. We recognize that choosing a preschool, particularly one that

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FSCD at Pacekids Information Sessions: In-Home Programming During a Pandemic

Pacekids is proud to present a series of FSCD Information Sessions held via Zoom. Join us for a virtual session to learn more about Pacekids’ FSCD services, funding, and what to expect for in-home programming during a pandemic. We will be available to answer any questions you may have about the different FSCD programs available at Pacekids for your family. Pacekids offers six in-home programs for children aged 6 months to 17 years funded through Family Services for Children with Disabilities (FSCD), including Developmental Behavioural Aide programming, Specialized Services, Infant & Family Support, and Stepping Stones Triple P. Session Outline Overview

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Pacekids staff at vendor booth at Preschool Resource Fair

2021 Virtual Preschool Resource Fair

Would you like an opportunity to connect with the Pacekids team and learn more about our preschool programs? We provide 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 therapists.  Join us at the Annual Children’s Link Preschool Resource Fair sponsored by Pacekids! The purpose of the Preschool Fair is to provide information, resources, and education for families who have children with special needs. There will be many agencies, organizations, and associations ready

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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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Colin’s Story

Our family’s story begins many years ago. I was a young mother and had my first child at 18 – Colin’s sister, Kaylea. She was a perfectly healthy baby girl, but as a mother, I knew something was wrong. I knew from day one that Kaylea was different – right from the first moment they placed her in my arms. Kaylea screamed and screamed and screamed. She did not cry – she screamed. She was so sensitive to touch and even being held. As Kaylea grew into a young girl, her sensitivities to the world and the people that loved her grew. I would

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Little boy going to locker

ECS Registration is Open!

Pacekids ECS Program registration for the 2021-2022 school year is open!   We provide 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) program, which include a multi-disciplinary team of on-site therapists.  If you are looking PUF preschool, ECS Program, or simply looking for help in seeking support for your child with special needs, contacts us!  We are always happy to share details about our program, discuss options, and conduct virtual tours. We recognize that choosing a preschool, particularly one that

Read More »

FSCD at Pacekids Information Sessions: In-Home Programming During a Pandemic

Pacekids is proud to present a series of FSCD Information Sessions held via Zoom. Join us for a virtual session to learn more about Pacekids’ FSCD services, funding, and what to expect for in-home programming during a pandemic. We will be available to answer any questions you may have about the different FSCD programs available at Pacekids for your family. Pacekids offers six in-home programs for children aged 6 months to 17 years funded through Family Services for Children with Disabilities (FSCD), including Developmental Behavioural Aide programming, Specialized Services, Infant & Family Support, and Stepping Stones Triple P. Session Outline Overview

Read More »
Pacekids staff at vendor booth at Preschool Resource Fair

2021 Virtual Preschool Resource Fair

Would you like an opportunity to connect with the Pacekids team and learn more about our preschool programs? We provide 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 therapists.  Join us at the Annual Children’s Link Preschool Resource Fair sponsored by Pacekids! The purpose of the Preschool Fair is to provide information, resources, and education for families who have children with special needs. There will be many agencies, organizations, and associations ready

Read More »

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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