Early Intervention Program

PUF Pathways

Did you know that we have an Early Intervention Program for 3 and 4 yr. olds for our Fort Saskatchewan families housed at St. John XXIII called PUF Pathways? In our program, children learn and develop their skills in a play and faith-based environment led by a certified teacher and supported by Educational Assistants. Children in the program benefit from a team of consultants such as Speech-Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant, Physiotherapist, and Inclusive Learning Consultants.

Criteria for Eligibility

To be eligible for our Flexible Pathways (PUF) programs, children need to be 3 or 4 years old and meet the following criteria:

  • Maximum age of 4 years and 8 months by Sept. 1, 2021
  • Severe developmental delay (i.e. CP, Autism, Down Syndrome)
  • Severe delay in speech and language

This year we will be holding screening clinics in the spring to determine eligibility. Please contact Andrea Boyle at andrea.boyle@eics.ab.ca for more information or to book an appointment.

To help you see how your child is doing compared with other children the same age please visit the following websites:

Talk Box Newsletter: Three Year Old

Talk Box Newsletter: Four Year Old

Alberta Health Information, Growth and Development Milestones

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EICS Schools Transition to Online Learning

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