Early Intervention (PUF) Program

Early Intervention (PUF) Program

Florence MacDougall Community School offers a very successful Early Intervention Program designed for 3 and 4 year old children who would benefit from some level of intervention prior to attending Kindergarten. We are currently seeking children who may qualify for our upcoming 2022-2023 program.

About Early Intervention

Early Intervention provides its students with a structured, language enriched environment that will support the development of language, fine and gross motor skills, social skills and other areas of need identified by specialists. The classroom teacher, with the help of a team of assistants, will implement a hands-on, interactive style of programming.

The program curriculum is completely designed to meet the diagnosed needs of the children in the classroom and support the development of social and academic skills needed for Kindergarten.

Programming will include group activities, centers (ie. puzzles, dramatic play, crafts, building, etc.), writing, read alouds, music and much more.

Eligibility Requirements

Parents MUST present a birth certificate in order to register their child for early
intervention. As well, a specialized assessment that indicates a moderate to severe
level of delay/disability must be provided. Areas of need may include language,
articulation, and/or a medical diagnosis, with priority given to 4 year old's with speech/language delays.

Alberta Education’s eligibility requirements include:
► Have completed specialized assessment within the last six months
that indicates an area of moderate to severe need;
► MUST BE 3 years of age as of December 31, 2022 if results indicate a severe delay;
► MUST BE a resident of the Town of High Level or Mackenzie County;
► For children living on reserve, please call 1-844-588-8748 to inquire about funding.

For more information on Jordan's Principle please visit the Indigenous Services Canada website: Jordan's Principle

Visit our Registration Page to download a copy of our Early Intervention Handbook and for information on registering your child with FMCS.

For further information and to discuss eligibility and assessments, please contact our Inclusive Education Coordiator.

Jenny Dempster, Inclusive Education Cooridinator
Phone: 780-926-2331