I'm for Kids Team provides an Early Intervention Program to meet the identified special needs of your child. We have a complete team of professionals to provide programming strategies in a play-based and community-based preschool program. All programming decisions are made in the best interest of your child and parental input is valued while focusing on BEST Early Childhood Education (ECE) practices.
We provide programming to children between 2 years & 8 months - 5 years & 8 months of age which may include Program Unit Funding (PUF), Mild/ Moderate Funding (M/M), and Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD).
Our programming provides each child with identified 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 (Okotoks, Cochrane, Chestermere, Strathmore & Airdrie). We offer training to the partnering preschool staff.
Wendy Jones is the founder/owner of “I’m for Kids Team” (IFKT). Wendy has been involved in teaching/consulting for over 40 years. Her belief in young children leading a full life through early intervention and learning formed her philosophies of today. It was while working with the REACH Program, in Southern Alberta, that Wendy learned how valuable having a multidisciplinary team to provide assessment, consultation and programming was. She began to think of ways to improve upon the services they offered, and ideas for her own company started to form. It took many years of planning and preparation, as well as trials and tribulations, before Wendy would open the doors to “I’m for Kids Team” in July of 2005.
"I’m for Kids Team" has developed a reputation for excellence, caring and results because of its principles and the people that follow them. "I'm for Kids Team" is successful because of the team service delivery model that believes in the inclusion of all children into their community preschools, daycare settings, day-homes, and home-based options.
IFKT is truly an amazing company. There are many things we do well, but most of all we support families, children and teachers beyond what would be seen as 'typical', in other settings. (Anonymous Employee - Organizational Feedback 2021)
IFKT is incredibly supportive and encouraging of their staff. I truly feel like I am valued in this company and that I am an important part of my “team”. (Anonymous Employee - Organizational Feedback 2021)
Navigating, leading and caring throughout provincial budget cuts and a global pandemic. THANK YOU! Thanks to everyone for being open and available always. (Anonymous Employee - Organizational Feedback 2021)
IFKT is always there for staff members and the kiddos 100%. I love working for IFKT, it feels like family. (Anonymous Employee - Organizational Feedback 2021)
Wow! What a fantastic job! The first week was smooth sailing, my two supervisors … Kim and Marlena are absolutely wonderful. They are both a wealth of knowledge and so easy to talk to and receive direction from! I am loving my new position. Everyone from the staff at both offices and the pre-school are all so lovely and helpful! Thank you so much for this opportunity, I am so looking forward to growing as a professional and making some really great connections! (Steph P. – New PSA 2022)
IFKT is amazing at looking after their employees during a Pandemic. I can't imagine working for anyone else, they respect and care about their employees. Just amazing! (Anonymous Employee - Organizational Feedback 2021)
My EC's and therapists take time out of their day to meet with me about programming and strategies to better help my understanding and better support the children we work with. (Anonymous Employee - Organizational Feedback 2021)
I feel honored to work with so many amazing individuals, this organization builds people up and that is so important. (Anonymous Employee - Organizational Feedback 2021)
Learned a great deal! LOVE THE HUB!! Can't wait to go in and read! Orientation was really informative and made me feel very welcome to the I'm For Kids Team! (Tammy C. - New hire 2019).