Early Learning Programs (ELP’s) and Early Childhood Intervention Programs (ECIP’s) are divisions of province-wide networks of community based supports for families of children who experience developmental delays. ELP’s utilize a strength-based approach to deliver family-focused, home– and center–based services to families. An Early Learning Facilitator builds trusting relationships with families and assists them in working towards mutually identified goals.
Holy Family ELP shares the vision of:
“...ALL families have the capacity to meet the
developmental needs of their children”.
The Holy Family Early Learning Program focuses on engaging with children who are experiencing delays. Delays may be demonstrated in any of the following areas:
- Motor Skills
A child whose parent or siblings have experienced delay may be at risk for delays so may also be enrolled in the program. The participating child may or may not have a diagnosis in any area. Reaching appropriate developmental milestones is an indicator of school success. When a child is not reaching these milestones independently, intervention can increase success and therefore better prepare the child for school achievement.
Examples of Delayed Development
Examples of delays children may experience could include, but are not limited to:
Physical Delays: difficulties associated with crawling, walking, eating, fine motor skills.
Language Delays: difficulties associated with speech and language-limited or infrequent use of speech, caregivers having difficulty understanding child’s speech.
Developmental Delays: children diagnosed or experiencing symptoms of an early childhood developmental disorder.
Social and Emotional Delays: difficulties associated with playing and interacting with others and emotional regulation.
What We Offer
Early Learning Facilitators will come to your home on a regular basis and offer the following:
- Assessment and collaborative goal making for your child’s needs
- Play based services for your child
- Modeling and support to enhance your parenting abilities with your child
- Access to our Lending Library of toys, books and support material
- Referral to other agencies for further assessment and support
- Assist with networking and joining community programs and events to enhance child development
- Assistance with transitioning from your home environment into our school (PreK or Kindergarten) environment.
- Education and training for families
In addition, Early Learning Facilitators work with community agencies such as:
SCHR Mental Health, SCHR Autism Program, SCHR Speech and Language Pathology, Wascana Children’s Program and other professionals and agencies specialized in child development.
Parents can refer their children to our program, by calling the number below or submitting a referral form.
Forms are available at:
- Each of our Holy Family Schools
- Community Centers
- Health Regions
- On this webpage - in Parent Forms
Preschool teachers, childcare providers, professionals, and doctors who are working with children and families can also refer parents to our program, with their knowledge and consent. You can also contact us if you have questions or would like to know more about our program.