Early Learning Program


February 6, 2020 - Application day for early childhood programs. We ask that families visit their in area school on Thursday, February 6, 2020 to apply for the Early Learning Program (ELP), Kindergarten and/or the Play & Learn program. 

Early Learning Program in Medicine Hat Public School Division (MHPSD): Our educational practices are shaped by a strong focus to create learning environments that honour the unique individuality of each child and nurture their growth in body, mind and spirit. Early Learning Program settings have been designed to include children with assessed developmental delays from three to five years old and play partners from three to four years of age. Program Unit Funding (PUF) or mild to moderate support is available depending on your child’s assessed level of need. ELP is available in many of our Elementary Schools (see list below). We also provides early intervention supports within private preschools and child care centres.   

Early Learning offers the following: 

  • Quality, early childhood education that supports healthy child development
  • Certified teachers and educational assistants
  • Low child-to-adult ratios
  • On-going professional development regarding special needs supports
  • Play-based, active learning
  • Integrated art, music, movement and sensory programming
  • Diverse student population
  • Family involvement opportunities
  • Inclusion with school activities
  • Ability to meet individual needs
  • Literacy, numeracy, creativity and social-emotional skill development
  • Involvement with school division and inter-agency supports
  • Services may include: speech language pathologist supports, occupational/physical therapist support, Behavior and Emotional Support Team and transportation subsidy or support.

ELP is offered in the morning or the afternoon based on availability in each school. 

Please contact your in area school or Joanne Stockman at 403.528.6725 for more information about our Early Learning Programs.

The following schools offer Early Learning Programs:

Early Intervention Services

Alberta Health Services provides assessment free of charge. Families may self refer their children for assessment in speech and language occupational therapy, physical therapy and others. 

Speech Language and Hearing
To make an appointment, call 403-528-8175.

Speech Language and Hearing – Website

Children’s Health and Development Services
To make an appointment, call 403-529-8966.

CHADS – Website

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