ERIC Number: ED355677
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
ECS Program Unit Grants: A Handbook for ECS Operators. Second Edition.
Alberta Education Response Centre, Edmonton.
This handbook was written as a resource for Early Childhood Services (ECS) operators in Alberta (Canada) who are applying for Program Unit Grants (PUG). An introduction explains the principles of ECS in providing a coordinated system of services to meet the developmental and special needs of young children and their families, including children with disabilities. Basic requirements for Program Unit Grants, which provide funding for serving children with disabilities, are then outlined. Eligibility criteria include: approved operator status; handicapping condition of child; age of child; demonstrating a commitment by way of a declaration; functioning level of the child; meeting important timelines; and establishing local policies. Forms that need to be completed to secure funding are discussed and illustrated with examples of completed forms. The handbook emphasizes that in making a PUG application, the applicant attests to seven criteria that compose a declaration of conditions to be met on behalf of the disabled child. These criteria include: parent involvement, screening and assessment, development of program goals, most enabling educational environment, consultative assistance, direct services, and case conferences. Appendixes present a developmental framework for children ages 2-5, definitions of severely handicapping conditions, various administrative forms, and a copy of the relevant sections of the Alberta School Grants Manual. (Contains 15 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Eligibility, Foreign Countries, Grants, Program Proposals, Records (Forms), School Funds, State Programs
Education Response Centre, 6240-113 St., Edmonton, Alberta T6H 3L2, Canada.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alberta Education Response Centre, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada