Early Childhood Services

Early Childhood Services (ECS) provides support to children prior to their entrance into Grade 1. Within Early Intervention, this support is generally provided to children presenting with a variety of learning needs. These include children identified as meeting criteria for Program Unit Funding (PUF) or mild/moderate funding. The two environments in which Rocky View Schools (RVS) Early Intervention supports children are the regular Kindergarten programs and the four division-based Preschool Intervention Programs (PIP).

It is our aim to identify and provide support to all young children (2 1/2 - 5 years) who require enhanced educational placements and programming support.


  • Division-wide Kindergarten screening to promote the early identification and support for potential learning concerns
  • Access to Alberta Education Special Education funding.
  • A collaborative problem-solving approach to programming
  • Programming support provided for school-based programs
  • Opportunities to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to prepare children for later learning
  • Support services in the areas of Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech-Language Therapy and School Psychology
  • Individual Program Plans (IPP's) developed by the child's team around the unique needs of each child meeting criteria for PUF and M/M funding
  • Liaison with outside agencies
  • Staff development through in-services and workshops
  • A focus on the family as an important partner in the child's placement and program design
  • A variety of placement options to meet the individual needs of each child
  • Ongoing communication to parents regarding progress made by the child
  • Transition planning provided for the following year

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