On May 29 in the legislature, the following was read out:
Early Childhood Intervention Program Week
Mr. Dennis: — Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I am pleased to rise in the House today to recognize this week’s early child intervention program, or ECIP, week in Saskatchewan. Mr. Speaker, it is difficult to put into words to describe the invaluable impact that ECIPs make on families and children across this province. Today and every day, we recognize each individual who works to enhance children’s development in the areas of speech and language, motor, cognitive, and social skills, and beyond. We know that the earlier children experiencing delays receive help, the better the outcome.
ECIPs work with agencies and communities to ensure families and children receive the support they need for the success in school and across their lifetimes. This government understands the significance of ECIPs, Mr. Speaker, and I am proud to say that this year we are investing almost $4 million into the 14 ECIPs across the province and the over 1,200 children and families they support.
I want to again thank each ECIP across the province for playing a crucial role in the success of many individuals. Your work is so very valued, not only by those who directly support, but the province as a whole. I ask all members to join me today to show their appreciation for ECIPs across Saskatchewan. Thank you.
Today, the Government issued a news release proclaiming May 27-June 2nd Early Childhood Intervention Week. The news release includes your new ECIP video. I’ve attached the link for your easy viewing https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/news-and-media/2018/may/30/early-childhood-intervention-week
The video was also profiled in the Government’s social media pages that have thousands of followers: