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
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.
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
Bonanza, Savanna, Woking, and home schooling in Bonanza
Beaverlodge Regional High School, alternate placements, Early Childhood Services (ECS), Kindergarten and Program Unit Funding (PUF)
LaGlace School, Robert W. Zahara Public School, Sexsmith Secondary School, and home schooling in Sexsmith
Elmworth School, Beaverlodge Regional High School (WJ assessments), and home schooling in Elmworth
Clairmont Community School (CCS), Peace Wapiti Academy, Penson School, and home schooling for CCS
Beaverlodge Elementary School, Harry Balfour School (HBS), Whispering Ridge Community School (WRCS), and homeschooling for HBS/WRCS
Eaglesham School, PAVE, Rycroft School, Spirit River Regional Academy
Bezanson School, Ridgevalley School, Teepee Creek School
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.