Utility links 8611A - 108 Street, Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 4C5| Phone: (780) 532-8133| Register Online| Contact Us
Peace Wapiti Public School Division
Educating today for success tomorrow
Peace Wapiti Public School Division No. 76
Inclusive Education

Early Childhood Services
ECS or Kindergarten programs are offered by most elementary schools in the district. Kindergarten programs run 475 hours according to provincial guidelines, while playschool hours vary from site-to-site. Program Unit Funding (PUF) is available for 3-year-olds who have severe delays. Programming may also be available for 4-year-olds who have a mild/moderate delay. For more information, contact Karen Chrenek.

Early Childhood Special Education Services

Kindergarten and Preschool brochure



Contracted Resources
Students with sensory impairments (deaf, blind) and severe communication problems are served by the CASE team, out of Grande Prairie. The team serves all of northern Alberta. Students must meet CASE criteria and are offered assessment and consultation services. For information about referrals, please contact Peace Wapiti Public School Division at (780) 532-8133.

Resources outside the district (ie. physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy) are contracted on an individual basis for severe disability children. Assessment and consultation for teachers and teaching assistants are provided. Please contact your school.

District Resources
Karen Chrenek 
Inclusive Education and Special Programming, including Program Unit Funding (PUF) for ECS

Inclusive Education Programs
Each school has resources available for inclusive education. Programs are developed for students in consultation with the special education/resource teacher and school Learning Coaches. Referral systems for in-school assessment, consultation and programming are school-based.

Inclusive Education Learning Coaches

Randy Carlstad
Bonanza, Savanna, Woking, and home schooling in Bonanza

Karen Chrenek
Beaverlodge Regional High School, alternate placements, Early Childhood Services (ECS), Kindergarten and Program Unit Funding (PUF)

Diedre Crocker
LaGlace School, Robert W. Zahara Public School, Sexsmith Secondary School, and home schooling in Sexsmith

Tatum Doris
Elmworth School, Beaverlodge Regional High School (WJ assessments), and home schooling in Elmworth 

Erin MacLellan
Clairmont Community School (CCS), Peace Wapiti Academy, Penson School, and home schooling for CCS

Carmen Moore
Beaverlodge Elementary School, Harry Balfour School (HBS), Whispering Ridge Community School (WRCS), and homeschooling for HBS/WRCS

Kathy Mykyte
Eaglesham School, PAVE, Rycroft School, Spirit River Regional Academy

Deb Reynolds
Bezanson School, Ridgevalley School, Teepee Creek School 

Erika Walsh
Helen E. Taylor School, Hythe Regional School, Wembley Elementary School, and home schooling in Wembley



School Community Teams
Interagency teams (i.e. R.C.M.P., Health Unit Nurse, Social Services, School representative) are available to provide support to families whose children are experiencing difficulties at home or at school. Access to school community teams for consultation and referral is available to all schools. Team members can be contacted directly or through the school principal or counselor.