Brighter Futures Private School is happy to provide Early Intervention services for children who require them. These services are directly immersed, and in conjunction with our preschool and junior kindergarten classes, in an inclusive setting program. Children that are accessing early intervention services will be part of the regular programming and also receive pull out services for individual therapy and small group work (as required based on the needs of the child). These services are fully funded through Alberta Education. Alberta Education offers different types of funding depending on the needs of the child. These include: Mild/Moderate (M/M) funding for children with either mild or moderate delays in development; Program Unit Funding (PUF) for children whose needs are more significant/severe/medical, and English Language Learner (ELL) funding for children who are new to learning English.
Our kindergarten program helps to support the 3rd year of PUF supports. We currently work in collaboration with the LEAP Centre to provide our kindergarten program. In line with the values of the EFC, the kindergarten program is a child-centered, developmentally appropriate program of learning for kindergarten aged children. The purpose of the program is to establish a strong foundation for learning in the early years, and to do so in a safe and caring, play-based environment that promotes the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of all children. There will be a focus on servicing the needs of PUF funded children, who may benefit from a smaller class size and regular, integrated specialized supports and services, however this is an inclusive program. The goal of the program is to help children make a smoother transition to Grade 1 and to aid in improving their success in school moving forward. The class has an enrollment cap of 10 students to allow for one-on-one and small group focus.