FAQ

How do I know my child will qualify to attend your program?

Any child with a developmental delay, disability or a medical condition, and who would benefit from an educational program that provides intensive therapy, may be eligible for Program Unit Funding (PUF). Alberta Education determines eligibility.

How do I apply for funding for my child?

Once you have completed the registration package, Debra Busic will apply to Alberta Education for your child’s Program Unit Funding (PUF) approval.

How many children are in a class?

Providence offers two types of classroom settings:

Who are the staff members working with my child?

The classroom teams consist of: a certified teacher, a speech-language pathologist, an occupational therapist, therapeutic and educational assistants, a physiotherapist, a behavioural specialist, and a specialist for the deaf or hard of hearing, as required.

Therapy is provided to each child through a combination of direct classroom-based therapy and a consultation to staff and parents. The staff work together in a team environment to meet all of your child’s needs.

For more information on each team member’s role in your child’s education, please see Therapy Services.

How does the therapy occur?

Your child will have an individual program plan (IPP); this is a set of educational and therapy goals specific to your child’s individual needs.

Our therapists work directly in the classroom providing individual and small group treatment focusing on the IPP goals. Working in the classroom allows the therapist to follow the child’s lead as well as work with them in a more natural setting where they can continue practicing these skills.

What programs do you offer?

We offer Preschool, Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs. All of our programs are half day and operate from September through June. Morning classes are from 8:30 to 11:15am. Afternoon classes are from 1:00 to 3:45pm. See Program Details for more information.

What does your program offer?

We have a learning through play philosophy that will provide your child with an enriched, safe and fun preschool experience.

All locations have a gym area, multi-sensory room, and outdoor play space.

Daily activities may include:

Is there bus service to and from school?

Yes, there is bus service, but it is not provided by Providence.

Bussing is provided through First Student Canada. Providence does not operate the bussing service and cannot guarantee availability. The bussing service is available as a convenience and may not be available in all areas of the city. Please discuss your needs at time of registration.

Children who are funded through Alberta Education and who register before September 30 are eligible for a transportation grant that will cover the bussing fee. It is not guaranteed that your child will receive bussing.

What do I do next?

To schedule a tour or request more information, contact Debra Busic at (403) 255-5577, or you can email her at dbusic@providencechildren.com.