Electronic PUF/MM Application Form
For children who are 2½ to 6 years of age by September 1, and who have been identified with a disability/delay. Children are eligible for up to three years of ECS funded programming, depending on age, severity of the disability/delay and its impact on the child’s ability to function within an ECS program.
The Standards for the Provision of Early Childhood Special Education apply to children who meet the eligibility criteria for special education programming.
ALBERTA EDUCATION TRANSPORTATION GRANT
All children registered with Alberta Education that live greater 2.4 kilometers from their school are eligible to receive a Transportation Allowance. The Transportation Grant payments will be made at the end of June 2019. The calculation will be based on the number of months for which your child received therapy sessions. We do not base payments on attendance records unless the child is absent for one month or more. Since Foothills Creative Beginnings does not provide transportation, this allowance will be paid directly to you and only you, as parents/legal guardians.
CLEAR Music Therapy
Does your child receive services from Foothills Creative Beginnings and qualify for Program Unit Funding (PUF) or are they considered for Mild Moderate? If so, your child qualifies to participate in music therapy sessions. The music therapy program cost is covered under Program Unit Funding (PUF) for a a nominal fee, however, Music therapy will not effect or take away from the funding hours you receive for other therapies such as speech therapy, physiotherapy, psychology or occupational therapy. The music therapy program has been created to provide an additional therapeutic service for your child to work on their Individual Program Plan (IPP) goals that have been established by your child’s multidisciplinary team!
Music therapy sessions will occur on a weekly basis on Thursdays, in Cochrane and on Fridays in Calgary. Each session will be un-parented, however, if your child requires an aide or community support worker to physically participate they are encouraged to attend to provide the support your child needs. Activities will include singing, playing instruments, songwriting, musical games, and moving to music. These activities aim to promote social interaction, improve language and communication skills, improve gross and fine motor coordination, increase creative self-expression, increase sensory stimulation, and address academic and life skills.
If you are interested in registering for music therapy sessions please fill out the e-form or if you have additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Julie Lowry at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that registration is on-going so your child may join at any time!