Providing Early Childhood Services
Kids Developmental Services strongly believes in and follows the principles of Developmentally Appropriate Practice. All children will receive educational programming that is based on a thorough knowledge of child development and a solid understanding of individual children’s growth patterns, strengths, interests, and experiences.
Developmentally Appropriate Practice and programming emphasizes child-initiated activities, learning through structured play, integrated learning activities across developmental domains, and active engagement with the learning and social environment.
Young children with special educational needs require additional supports, accommodations and adaptations to general early childhood programming.
Kids Developmental Services is a private Early Childhood Services (ECS) Operator which is funded by Alberta Education. Our mission is to collaboratively create a developmentally appropriate and individualized educational program for each child that encompasses their strengths to support their areas of need, in a play-based and inclusive learning environment.
We believe that all children have unlimited potential; creative minds; and a playful nature.
Teaching children and families to play, learn, and grow together.
Children between 2 years 8 months and 6 years of age may be eligible to receive support services within their preschool or child care center and kindergarten classrooms.
Alberta Education has prioritized the identification and remediation of Severe, Mild, Moderate, and English Language Learners’ needs by funding services prior to the child’s entry into Elementary School.
Young children learn best when programming meets their developmental needs.
Young children with special educational needs, through early intervention strategies, develop knowledge, skills and attitudes that prepare them for later learning.
Your Child's Program
Team Members Could Include
- Families and their Children
- Community Preschools
- Alberta Certified Teachers
- Education Program Assistants
- Speech-Language Pathologists
- Occupational Therapists
Programming could Include
- Standardized Assessments
- Individualized Program Plan
- Individualized Support in the Classroom
- Developmentally Appropriate Programming
- Family Oriented Programming Sessions
- KiDS Playtime
What To Expect..
Teams consist of families, preschools, and professionals. Your child’s team starts with you and the preschool they attend. Each member of your child’s team has the same goal – to see your child develop to their full potential in a play-based and developmentally appropriate environment.