ECS Preschool + Kindergarten

A program for children aged 2.8 – 6 years.

Overview
Pacekids’ Early Childhood Services (ECS) Program follows the curriculum and standards set by Alberta Education. Pacekids is an approved, Private ECS Operator for Program Unit Funding (PUF) from Alberta Education. Pacekids offers two separate ECS Programs. The Multidisciplinary ECS Program: a multidisciplinary approach for children with needs in several areas of development and the Speech and Language Enhancement Program (SLE): specifically for children who primarily have speech and language difficulties.

Multidisciplinary ECS Program (Monday through Friday, 8:45am – 11:15am)

  • 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.
  • Ratios are determined based on the needs of each child and may be modified, as necessary.

Speech and Language Enhancement (SLE) Program (Monday through Friday, 1:00pm – 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.

Common Approach

Common Approach involves a team or teams implementing one plan across settings for Early Childhood Services programming and Specialized Services programming.

For additional information, to book a tour or register for a program, please contact us.