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Burns Memorial Fund Helps Children Thrive Through Technology

Thanks to our generous friends at the Burns Memorial Fund, Pacekids has been able to purchase a Smart Board for our north school. A Smart Board is an interactive whiteboard that combines the capabilities of a projector and a white board. The addition of the Smart Board has enhanced Pacekids’ ability to provide critical education and early intervention to supplement children’s developmental skills including communication, speech language, and fine motor. The Smart board is currently being utilized within Pacekids’ Early Childhood Services (ECS) programming and is shared among the school’s seven classrooms in the morning and afternoon programs. Pacekids’ ECS programs support

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Little girl with special needs playing with toy

What is PUF?

Program Unit Funding, or ‘PUF’ is educationally focused funding available to children in Alberta between 2 years, 8 months, and 6 years of age. Parents do not have to apply for funding, school authorities will access this funding on family’s behalf. The goal is to provide early intervention services to students across the province, in the hopes of providing a successful transition into their early elementary years. To enroll a child in PUF programming, parents must present documentation indicating that their child has a medical diagnosis impacting their development, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Global Developmental Delay, or Cerebral Palsy.

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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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Child using Smart Board

Burns Memorial Fund Helps Children Thrive Through Technology

Thanks to our generous friends at the Burns Memorial Fund, Pacekids has been able to purchase a Smart Board for our north school. A Smart Board is an interactive whiteboard that combines the capabilities of a projector and a white board. The addition of the Smart Board has enhanced Pacekids’ ability to provide critical education and early intervention to supplement children’s developmental skills including communication, speech language, and fine motor. The Smart board is currently being utilized within Pacekids’ Early Childhood Services (ECS) programming and is shared among the school’s seven classrooms in the morning and afternoon programs. Pacekids’ ECS programs support

Read More »
Little girl with special needs playing with toy

What is PUF?

Program Unit Funding, or ‘PUF’ is educationally focused funding available to children in Alberta between 2 years, 8 months, and 6 years of age. Parents do not have to apply for funding, school authorities will access this funding on family’s behalf. The goal is to provide early intervention services to students across the province, in the hopes of providing a successful transition into their early elementary years. To enroll a child in PUF programming, parents must present documentation indicating that their child has a medical diagnosis impacting their development, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Global Developmental Delay, or Cerebral Palsy.

Read More »

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

Read More »
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

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