Head Start and Early Learning Services

e4c


Description
Offers an early intervention preschool program for families with low income.

Service offers:

  • a free, early intervention preschool program for families with low income; fosters children to learn and strengthen their social and emotional capacity, which significantly increases success in school and life
  • parents groups, Parenting Education, English Conversation Circle, and Literacy Groups

Includes:

  • emphasis on family and community support for best learning outcomes
  • building trusting relationships with children and families for healthy growth and development
  • support and help to achieve success and increase self-esteem and confidence through use of Sustainable Livelihood Model and a strengths-based approach
  • opportunity for a family's support networks to expand as they connect with their community and peers to help achieve success
  • support for families to build their parenting capacity and support them in their role as the key resource in their child's life
  • a focus on inclusiveness in all classrooms and programs and learning through play
  • curriculum that follows the Alberta FLIGHT Framework; programs planned based on children's interest and abilities

Affiliation: Alberta Education, Community Action Program for Children (CAPC), Edmonton Community Adult Learning Association (ECALA), Family and Community Support Services (FCSS)
Key Provider: certified teachers, educational assistants, family support workers, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, speech assistants
Eligibility
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • parents / caregivers
  • with low income
  • with children 2.8 to 5 years
All adults welcome to English Conversation Circle and Daily Literacy Group. Welcome and include children and families with many learning needs, every gender identity, all ethnic, religion / cultural backgrounds, as well as all diverse family dynamics.
Application Process
Service Access: Application Required, To access service:
  • parents and / or caregivers must apply for their children
  • visit website for more information
If child and income meet eligibility criteria and there is space in the program, they are accepted.
Referral Process: No


Waiting Period: No,
Telephone
780-426-3666
Fax
780-475-1020
Web Site
http://www.e4calberta.org
Email
els@e4calberta.org
Languages
English
Fees
Fee: No


Fee Reduction: No


Membership Fee: No


Accessibility
Wheelchair access: Yes -
Other disabled access: N/A -
Topic(s)
Last Verified On
January 8, 2024
Address
1142 Hermitage Road
Edmonton, AB, T5A 4L4
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Hours of Operation
Mon
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Tue
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Wed
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Thu
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Fri
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM

Programs run 5 half days per week, Monday to Friday. Program hours vary. Closed statutory holidays.