There is no cost the family to access an Early Intervention Program with I’m for Kids Team. The funding is accessed through Alberta Education and/or Human Services. All services are provided via this funding.
This is a “crystal ball” question as each child is unique in his or her needs and progress. Research strongly supports Early Intervention for preparing children for learning.
Families of children who are less than 3 years or age, need to understand that Program Unit Funding (PUF) funding is only available for a maximum of 3 years. Alberta Education requires that the 3rd year be reserved for your child’s kindergarten year.
Mild/ Moderate (M/M) and English as a Second Language (ESL) funding is a maximum of 2 years and children must be 3 ½ years old on September 1st to be eligible. Alberta Education requires that the 2nd year be reserved for your child’s kindergarten year.
Alberta Education believes that Preschool Fees are the responsibility of the family. Only PUF funding will consider paying preschool fees if it is deemed a financial hardship for the family.
Transportation funding is available to assist in transporting PUF children to preschool if a family is unable to ie. working full-time or do not drive. We are a community-based program and do not have school busses, any transportation of children must be provided by our Program Support Assistants (PSA) in their private vehicle.