ECS Covid-19 Programming

As always, the health and safety of our staff and the families we serve is of utmost priority. As we all face the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pacekids is committed to supporting the achievement of learning outcomes and goals for the children in our programs by being creative, adaptable and flexible with program delivery.

Preschool & kindergarten spaces still available; registration closes September 30th.

Pacekids is pleased to offer flexible ECS programming options for children through home-based, virtual & centre-based ECS programming.

Home-Based 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 day (2.5 hours), five days per week
  • Weekly overview for learning as well as daily lesson plans provided
  • Weekly teacher-led classes (via Zoom), home visits, and family-connect calls with Classroom Therapy Aide (CTA) & child’s therapy team
  • Optional on-site classroom experiences (parented) offered monthly with strict health protocols in place

Important to Know

  • All children in this program must have a severe delay/diagnosis as well as medical conditions or considerations
  • A child’s success in Pacekids’ Home-Based ECS Program will be a shared responsibility requiring parent involvement
  • Limit of approximately ten (10) enrollments per classroom
  • Fees include $40 registration fee and a $20/month program supply fee

ECS Program

Flexible delivery options available including remote

Multidisciplinary programming (Monday through Friday, 8:45am – 11:45am)

  • Designed for children who have multiple areas of need and may have physical and/or medical involvement including but not limited to Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Global Developmental Delay, Down Syndrome and Brain Injury.
  • Pacekids’ full therapy team is involved in programming and the development of goals.
  • Teachers implement a modified Alberta Education curriculum.
  • Education goals focus on both academics as well as social skills and participation.
  • Program focus is on helping children reach their full potential in all areas of development.
  • The program offers small class sizes with a very low child to assistant ratio (as low as 1:1).
  • Ratios are determined based on the needs of each child and may be modified as necessary.

Speech and Language Enhancement (SLE) programming (Monday through Friday, 12:45pm – 3:45pm)

  • Program focuses on language development and ECS academics according to each child’s abilities; classroom instruction that is tailored to each child’s language level.
  • Teachers implement a modified Alberta Education curriculum.
  • Language and Early Literacy programming is overseen by a Speech-Language Pathologist.
  • Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Behavioural Strategists are available for consultation as needed.
  • Small class sizes with a low child to assistant ratio.
  • Ratios are determined based on the needs of each child and may be modified as necessary.