Welcome to Always A Child Team!
The O.T. can address child development concerns in the areas of fine motor development, readiness skills and self-care independence. This encompasses the use of arms and hands for support and manipulation; developing and using perceptual skills in play and increasing personal care and independence with the assistance of specialized equipment if necessary.
The SLP addresses any concerns with communication skills, which may affect a child’s social skills, relationships and/or learning. Some children may have special needs in the areas of articulation, language, fluency, voice, hearing impairment, and/or augmentative communication systems.
You are your child’s first teacher and our most important team members.
The P.T. will assess and provide ideas for treatment for children who have some difficulties with movement, posture and gross motor development, such as rolling, crawling, walking, jumping etc. Where specialized equipment will aid the child to participate in programs or to be more independent, the P.T. is actively involved in choosing, fitting and monitoring the use of this equipment.
The psychologist can ensure that programming is adapted to meet the child’s cognitive, social, and emotional needs. On the basis of informal and formal assessments, the psychologist can consult to teachers and other team members, provide treatment to individual children, and provide support and consultation to families on parenting skills and handling special problems with their child’s behavior.
Child Development Specialist
The CDS provides daily child support in the child’s centre-based program to facilitate your child’s success in that environment and to implement the goals and strategies on the IPP that have been developed by the learning team.
Alberta Certificated Teacher/Coordinator
Teachers/coordinators have a number of important roles they bring to the learning team, including: Involving parents and, when appropriate, children and other professionals in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of children’s’ IPPs Documenting child progress and providing feedback to parents and, when appropriate, children throughout the centre based programming Updating the IPP, as required Providing Child Development Specialists (CDS) with directions regarding roles and responsibilities for implementing programming.
A little about us
Always a Child Team Ltd. (AACT) is a private Early Childhood Services (ECS) operator with Alberta Education. Always a Child Team Ltd. is a Non-Profit Corporation located in the city of Calgary, Alberta. We proudly provide our services in the home, community and preschool settings, depending upon the individual needs of the child and the family. Our learning team is comprised of innovative, compassionate, enthusiastic, solution-focused, and skilled professionals. We have extensive experience training and supervising, mentoring, and implementing programs developed to meet the individual needs of your child. You will receive a contact page at your first IPP meeting that will outline our child’s learning team and contact information.