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Early Education

Our Early Education Program fosters the growth and development of preschoolers with diverse learning needs. The program is funded  by Alberta Education and is provided at no cost to participating families.

Support

• four half-days per week

• highly trained professional staff

• small class sizes• ongoing monitoring and reporting of children’s progress

• Individualized Program Plans (IPPs)

• speech and language

• physical therapy

• occupational therapy

• family oriented programming sessions

Transportation

• door-to-door transportation provided within Edmonton

Eligibility

• children with severe and mild/moderate special educational needs must be between the ages of 2.8 and 4.5 by September 1st of any school year

• children may be eligible for Program Unit Funding for a maximum of 3 years. 

Opportunity

Opportunity gives support to students who demonstrate mild cognitive disabilities and significant academic delays. Programming emphasizes development of literacy and numeracy skills, and the application of important academic, social, work and life skills in the classroom, school and community. The program fosters student independence. Some schools offer Behaviour and Learning Skills/ Opportunity programming which assists students with mild cognitive disabilities and extreme behavioural difficulties. 

 

For more information: EPSB Opportunity Brochure