Brighter Beginnings Program

Brighter Beginnings is an intensive Early Intervention Program specifically tailored to meet the individual needs of each child between the ages of 2 1/2 to 5 1/2 years who may have a severe and/or moderate delay in one or more developmental areas, such as speech and language, fine and gross motor, or a medical condition.

Brighter Beginnings at Madonna offers a rich literacy, communication and numeracy experience for children with loving, experienced educators and consultants.

We offer PUF (Program Unit Funding) services for children aged 3 or 4 years by December 31, 2018.

We welcome you to contact the Early Learning Consultant during school hours with your questions about Program Unit Funding (PUF).

Please click on the link below for information about PUF to see if it is right for your child.

Link to Alberta Ed Programming for Children with Special Education Needs:

 Enrollment "How To's"

Brighter Beginnings is a program for children who receive Program Unit Funding (PUF). This funding provides the opportunity for Early Childhood Services (ECS) children with severe disabilities/delays to receive additional educational and developmental supports beyond that offered in a regular ECS program.

 Contact Marg Schimpf, Early Learning Consultant at

  1. Provide Marg with a copy of the most recent assessment. The report(s) can be scanned and e-mailed to her at margs@eics.ab.caOR faxed to her at 780-467-5469.
  2. When funding eligibility is confirmed by Marg, complete the Registration 2018-2019 form. Your registration will be automatically confirmed.
  3. Purchase school supplies.

 There are no school fees for children eligible for Program Unit Funding (PUF) services.