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Bragg Creek Education Services Association
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Services and Early Interventions

Bragg Creek Education Services Association (BCESA) partners with preschools, daycares and dayhomes to administer Alberta Education funding for children who have been identified with a variety of learning needs. The BCESA currently provides services in Calgary, Springbank, Bragg Creek, and Banff/Canmore. 

The Little Schoolhouse offers extra programming, free of charge, for funded children on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.  Check with the classroom teacher to see if you child qualifies for services and this extra programming.

Screening/Assessment & Funding Process


Step 1: Consent Forms


Parents of children ages 3-6 complete a consent forms allowing their child to be screened by a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) and an Occupational Therapist (OT).

Step 2: Screening & Assessment


After the child is screened and if concerns are identified as mild/moderate or severe, parents will be notified by the therapist.


Step 3: Funding Application


Parents will complete a Funding Application   form for children who are eligible to receive Program Unit Funding (PUF) or Mild/Moderate (MM) funding.


Step 4: Alberta Education Approval


BCESA will apply for Alberta Education funding for each individual child. Once Alberta Education gives funding approval, therapists in combination with our education teams, will begin programming with PUF and MM children.



Mild/Moderate (MM) Funding

This level of funding provides services for children with mild to moderate delays in one area such as speech or motor development. This funding is available for a maximum of two years, one of which must be the child’s kindergarten year.


Program Unit Funding (PUF)


Program Unit Funding is available to children who have been identified with severe delays and require support within their learning environment. PUF is available for a maximum of three years. The child must be registered in and be attending a preschool, daycare or community program that offers a minimum of 475 hours for the school year.


​Children receive a multi-disciplinary team who will work in the classroom on developmentally appropriate learning goals, in consultation with teachers, parents and teaching assistants.


Our Team

  • Education Coordinators

  • Certified Teachers

  • Speech-Language Pathologists

  • Occupational Therapists

  • Physiotherapists 

  • Behaviour Specialists

  • Psychologists

  • Education Assistants 

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