ERIC Number: ED392226
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
ECS Program Unit Funding: A Handbook for ECS Operators. Third Edition.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Special Educational Services Branch.
This handbook is written specifically for Early Childhood Services (ECS) operators in Alberta (Canada) to apply for Program Unit Funding. It is also designed to enhance the understanding of how assistance is provided to ECS children with severe disabilities by teachers, special needs assistants, parents, and supporting agency personnel. ECS operators are encouraged to integrate children with special needs into their regular programs to the fullest extent possible. Program Unit Funding is provided in addition to basic instruction funding to offset the costs of providing educational services for children with severe disabilities. Sections of the handbook cover: (1) "Understanding the Context for Program Unit Funding"; (2) "Recognizing Basic Requirements for Program Unit Funding"; (3) "Completing the Necessary Forms for Program Unit Funding"; and (4) "Making a Declaration for Program Unit Funding." Each section provides an overview, presentation of principles, examples and specifics such as timelines and checklists, and common questions and answers. Appendices include: a developmental framework for ages 2-5; definitions of severe disabling conditions; a checklist for development of local special needs policies; a special needs profile; and a manual on funding for school authorities. (Contains 10 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Expenditure per Student, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Inclusive Schools, Preschool Education, Program Costs, Program Development, Records (Forms), School Districts, Severe Disabilities, State Aid
Special Education Branch, 10th Floor, East Devonian Bldg., 11160 Jasper Ave., Edmonton, Alberta T5K 0L2, Canada.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Special Educational Services Branch.