Our programming provides each child identified as special needs an opportunity to grow and develop to their optimum potential within their family, community and early childhood settings. I’m for Kids Team forms Preschool Partnerships with over 70 private preschools throughout Calgary and surrounding areas. We offer Professional Development to our partnering preschools and to our staff.
It's because of Wendy’s approach to education, her honesty, openness and her willingness
to assist families in any way possible that “I’m for Kids Team” has flourished.
The goal of an inclusive education system is to provide all children with the most appropriate learning environments and opportunities for them to best achieve their potential. Inclusion is about ensuring that each child belongs and receives a quality educational experience. An inclusive education system is best realized when leadership is shared between school, home and family. Preschools reflect the attitudes, beliefs and health of the communities they serve and must be equipped to reflect inclusive practice.
Through play children explore their world, discover how to get along with others, test their skills and muscles, try out new ideas, and feel competent enough to try different activities (i.e. we utilize a multisensory teaching model to enhance learning). Curiosity, Self-esteem, Language, Problem Solving, Cooperation, Endurance are just a few of the many kinds of learning involved in play. Adults can encourage children to play in ways that are valuable by setting the stage for them and, when appropriate, extending the children’s ideas during play.
We are passionate about helping all families with young children with developmental needs.
We're always looking for passionate individuals experienced with young children.
Our team provides an Early Intervention Program to meet the identified special needs of children. We have a complete team of professionals to provide programming strategies in a play-based and community-based preschool program.
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We have a set of 5 year-old twins (a boy and a girl) with mild to severe hearing impairment. This loss of hearing is a permanent challenge and began from birth requiring hearing aids in both ears for each of them starting at the age of 2 and a half. My wife and I have both done supplementary research and reading on the issue and attended courses but our knowledge and experience with this type of disability was still somewhat limited – we did the best we could given our resources.
Since they were 3 years old to almost 6 (2014 – present), we began meeting with the I’m For Kids Team consisting of Education Coordinators, Physiotherapists, and Speech/Behavioral Pathologists composed of Karen, Sarah, Corey, Haley, Britney, and Osialine. Both of us were absolutely amazed and impressed with their devotion, knowledge, and overall professionalism in implementing best practices to ensure a positive, healthy development for our children.
It is our belief that each team member brings unique traits and gifts that make the I’m For Kids Team an invaluable resource for developmental learning. Britney has a wide array of knowledge and great judgment. Both Sarah and Corey have great personal attitudes with positivity, understanding, and compassion to help relate to any child and offer strategies and tips to parents that greatly aid almost any situation (motion developments). Osialine and Haley demonstrate practical, real-life solutions and options coupled with positive enthusiasm. And finally, Karen, our primary contact, was always available for assistance, offering her professionalism, sound judgment, and overall relaxing, personable manner.
This entire team has given us the tools and knowledge to ensure that our twins continue to grow and succeed in so many key areas, their language and fine motor skills have vastly improved, expression and communication standards have increased and they have helped our children reach the platform of expression and happiness that any parent would want for their child. We would highly recommend the I’m For Kids Team to any parent struggling with issues or challenges that need to be addressed as all of these ladies are of tremendous assistance and support in progressing a child to their full potential.
Aaron & Christine - July 10th, 2019
To everyone at I'm for Kids Team, thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my Heart! I'm so grateful for everything you have done for my daughter and we'll miss all of you!
I really want you to know how much you all are appreciated. I would be completely lost without everyone's help, aid, and counseling. We wish everyone a wonderful summer!
Meaghan - 06/21/2019
Families and children that you receive your service and support through “I’m for Kids” are so fortunate to learn how to understand their child.
- Donna L. Brown, Assistant Principal, Banting and Best School, 05/08/2015
His teacher, aide, and Student Services teacher called him"a poster child for Early Intervention" and were all giving examples of how they've seen him use strategies that he's been taught. Plus, the school uses The Zones of Regulation, and he essentially taught it all to the class :)
Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you to you all for working so hard with Aaron, and doing so much to help him, over the past couple of years! It's paying off and we appreciate all you do!
- Ben and Terri Kooistra, 10/15/2015
There are so many families who struggle with their providers. I feel so blessed.
I wanted to make sure that you ALL know how very special you are and how much of a difference you are making in our sweet boys life (as well as our families). Eternally grateful!
- Sarah and Colin, 01/25/2014
I just wanted to say thank you, you have given our family the best gift of all this Christmas..... Kayla's speech. I appreciate all the work you do for and with her it is such a joy to be able to have a conservation with her and for her to be able to communicate back to us.
- Jill, 12/15/2013
I would like to thank you and your staff for a amazing two month. That little voice that says "mommy water peese" Is worth more than I can ever say. God Bless!
- Tammy, 10/24/2013
I know I would not be where I am today - without you.
- Sylviane, Westbourne 02/27/2013
We wouldn't be where we are today without all of you, and are SO grateful. The work you all do is so important. It's too bad that you often don't get to see the results of all that hard work, since kids move on after age 6.
- Alison, 11/23/2012
I would like to thank you for all your support; Everyone at IFKT has been absolutely great. I was more than pleased with the care, patience, knowlege and encouragement from the staff.
- Ali, 06/24/2012
She can't believe how great your agency is and how your people work so hard for Kristiane. God bless!
- Clarita and Lorenzo, 06/7/2012