ERIC Number: ED407783
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
ECS Program Unit Funding: A Handbook for ECS Operators, 1996-97.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Special Education Branch.
This handbook discusses the Program Unit Funding that is provided to approved Early Childhood Services (ECS) operators in Alberta (Canada) for children with severe disabilities who require additional support above that offered in a regular ECS program. Funding is available for a maximum of 3 years for each eligible child who is two and a half years of age to less than six years of age on September 1. An overview of the funding is provided, followed by chapters that address: (1) basic requirements of Program Unit Funding; (2) how to fill out the application for Program Unit Funding; (3) ECS transportation funding; (4) reporting of actual costs; and (5) other types of ECS funding, including ECS Basic Instruction Funding, funding for children with mild/moderate disabilities, and program enhancement projects. A blank application for Program Unit Funding is provided as well as a checklist to help ECS operators determine the appropriate program for a child with a disability. Appendices include a checklist for development of local special needs policies, a special needs profile to determine eligibility for Program Unit Funding, excerpts from a funding for school authorities manual relating to ECS funding and transportation, and a sample completed Program Unit Funding application. (CR)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Eligibility, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Program Administration, School Funds, Severe Disabilities, Transportation, Young Children
Alberta Education, Special Education Branch 10th Floor, East Devonian Building, 11160 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5K OL2, Canada; telephone: 403-422-6326; fax: 403-422-2039.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Special Education Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada