Early Intervention, Program Unit Funding

Our early intervention program for preschoolers is part of our Flexible Pathways Program at EICS.  These programs are available at Madonna Catholic School in Sherwood Park and St. John XXIII Catholic School in Fort Saskatchewan.

Our Flexible Pathways PUF program offers 3 and 4-year-olds the opportunity to learn and develop their skills in a play and faith-based environment.  Led by a certified teacher and supported by Educational Assistants, children will learn through play that is integrated with arts, literacy, numeracy, speech and language activities.  Children in the program benefit from a team of consultants such as Speech-Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, and Inclusive Learning Consultants.

Criteria for Eligibility    

To be eligible for our Flexible Pathways (PUF) programs, children need to be 3 or 4 years old and meet the following criteria:

  • Maximum age of 4 years and 8 months by Sept. 1, 2022
  • Severe developmental delay (i.e. CP, Autism, Down Syndrome)
  • Severe delay in speech and language 

This year we will be holding screening clinics in the spring to determine eligibility.  Please contact Andrea Boyle at andrea.boyle@eics.ab.ca for more information or to book an appointment.

To help you see how your child is doing compared with other children the same age please visit the following websites:

Talk Box Newsletter: Three Year Old

Talk Box Newsletter: Four Year Old

Alberta Health Information, Growth and Development Milestones