PUF Pathways for 3 & 4 yr olds

PUF Pathways for 3 & 4 yr olds 2020-2021

For all students, educational practices should be flexible and responsive to their strengths, needs, and learning preferences.   Flexible Pathways, a new program at EICS, helps create learning experiences to ensure students with complex learning needs are successful (i.e., students with a diagnosed developmental disability). This program strives to balance our vision and values of inclusive education with interventions and strategies of targeted instruction for our most complex learners.  

Our Flexible Pathways program provides a half-day of targeted instruction focused on Literacy, Numeracy, Communication, and Social skills in a structured, yet flexible environment, with experienced teachers giving students the attention and support they need to succeed.  Targeted instruction is complemented by inclusive and authentic learning opportunities that allow students to further explore and develop their interests in school environments with peers and appropriate supports. 

Flexible Pathways also provides a collaborative structure of support including Educational Assistants, Educational and Behavioural Consultants, Speech-Language Pathologists and Speech-Language Pathology Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Low Vision Consultant, and Deaf & Hard of Hearing supports. 

Flexible Pathways is available at the following schools:

Please contact the Principal Mrs. Antoniuk for further information on Madonna Catholic School Flexible Pathways Program.

Brighter Beginnings Program 2019-2020

Pre-K Calendar 2019-2020

FOP Information Sept to Dec 2019

FOP Information Jan to June 2020 Sessions

BB Newsletter October 2019

BB Newsletter December 2019

BB Newsletter January 2020

Early Learning News February 2020

Early Learning News March 2020

Our preschool programs offer 3 and 4-year-olds the opportunity to learn and develop their skills in a play and faith-based environment.  Led by a certified teacher and supported by Educational Assistants, children will learn through play that is integrated with arts, literacy, numeracy, speech and language activities.  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.

Our programs will take place at Madonna Catholic School in Sherwood Park and at St. John XXIII Catholic School in Fort Saskatchewan.


Criteria for Eligibility    

To be eligible for the preschool 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, 2020
  • Severe developmental delay (i.e. CP, Autism, Down Syndrome)
  • Severe delay in speech and language 

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