Alberta Education Funding for children starting as early as 3 years & 8 months of age identified as English Language Learners and meeting criteria for English as a Second Language (ESL)
programming. Funding is only available for a maximum of 2 years with the last year intended for Kindergarten.
I’m for Kids Team provides screening at the request of individual preschools.
We assist preschool teachers by providing materials and support to children identified as ESL.
The primary focus for I’m for Kids Team is to include all ESL children in the regular program.
I’m for Kids Team provides specialized learning kits, puppets, and books for preschool teachers to include with their regular classroom themes and projects. These resources are
rotated every two-three months.
We offer In-service Professional Development for all private preschool teachers at no charge.
We meet all recommended ESL guidelines set by Alberta Education for eligibility.
We have been asked to be representatives on a task force to plan future services to young ESL children.