I think my child may have a disability/delay and I need help with a diagnosis:
What other supports are available for children with delays or disabilities:
- Family Support for Children with Disabilities
- Alberta Health Services Early Intervention Programs
- Welcome to the Family - An information guide for parents who have a child with a disability
My child has not been diagnosed with a disability/delay, but I think that he/she might need extra help to prepare for kindergarten:
- My Child’s Learning - common questions (how can my child prepare for the transition from home to kindergarten?)
- The Galileo Network - is your child ready for kindergarten?
- Early Literacy: Preparing for Kindergarten
What community options and programming are available for my child?
If your child has not been identified with a disability/delay see the Early childhood development (ECD) community coalitions and the many other pre-school options available:
- Pre-school and child care look up through Alberta Human Services
- Parents - out of school care options
- Alberta Parent Link Centres
- Strathcona County Early Childhood Resources
- Fort Saskatchewan Families First Society
- Strathcona County Early Childhood Coalition
- County of Lamont Early Steps to Success
Other resources for parents:
- Alberta Education: My Child’s Learning
- Building Better Brains- Alberta Family Wellness Initiative
- Eye See...Eye Learn
- Standards for ECS Special Education
- ECS Age of Eligibility
- CMOH Let's Talk Early Years - Early Childhood Development
- 10 things every parent should know about play
- How to Support Children’s approaches to Learning? Play with them!
- Why this toy?
- Toys as Tools: Everyday Science Experiences
- Learning and Development: Topics to Explore
- Parent Links: Galileo Organization
Preschool Talk Box The purpose of the Talk Box is to give parents suggestions to help create language-rich environments at home, in the park, at the mall, or anywhere. It is meant to be a resource for any parent. It is not meant to be a substitute for a speech-language pathologist.
Alberta Education Literacy Support
Literacy is more than reading and writing. Working together families can help support literacy develop and success for their children.
Zero to Three Early Literacy
A variety of videos and learning guides from the Zero to Three organization that explains the development of early literacy skills.
The Alberta Reads Network works with schools, educators, volunteers, researchers and community partners across Alberta to offer programs, events and resources to encourage a passion for reading at every age. Our early literacy network inspires children to read with confidence and joy by Grade 3.