Sherwood Park, AB.— Registration for Play and Learn at School (PALS) for the 2020-21 school year is open. PALS provides early learning intervention programming for children older than 2 years 8 months and younger than 4 years 8 months, who are experiencing moderate to severe delays including speech-language or motor-skills development.

The PALS program is offered at:

  • Vegreville | A.L. Horton Elementary
  • Ardrossan | Ardrossan Elementary
  • Fort Saskatchewan | École Parc Élémentaire
  • Lamont | Lamont Elementary
  • Mundare | Mundare School
  • Sherwood Park | Pine Street Elementary

Highlights of the program include:

  • Play-based, active learning
  • Quality, early childhood programming that supports healthy child development
  • Certificated teachers and educational assistants
  • Specialized support services, including Speech Language Pathologists and Occupational/Physical Therapists
  • Enhanced transition planning to Kindergarten
  • Low child-to-adult ratios
  • Support for diverse learners
  • Family involvement opportunities
  • Inclusion with school activities
  • Ability to meet individual needs
  • Assistive technology for learning

Is Your Child Eligible for PALS?

Your child may already have a diagnosis that will qualify him or her. Our speech language pathologists will also complete an online screening with you and your child to determine whether a full assessment is required, once we are able to resume face-to-face assessments. For more information, and to determine your child’s eligibility for the program, visit or call 780-417-8219.


Elk Island Public Schools is one of Alberta’s largest school divisions, serving approximately 17,150 students in 43 schools. We are proud to be an integral part of our communities, including Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan, Vegreville, Strathcona and Lamont counties and the western portion of the County of Minburn.




Laura McNabb, Director, Communication Services, EIPS 780-417-8204 cell 780-405-4902