ERIC Number: ED451628
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
ECS Program Unit Funding: A Handbook of ECS Operators, 2000-2001.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Special Education Branch.
This handbook is written specifically for Early Childhood Services (ECS) operators in Alberta, Canada, applying 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) "Basic Requirements for Program Unit Funding"; (2) "Completion of Program Unit Funding Application Form"; (3) "ECS Transportation Funding"; (4) "Reporting of Actual Costs"; and (5) "Other ECS Funding," which addresses basic instruction funding, funding for children with mild or moderate disabilities, and Program Enhancement Projects. Sections provide an overview, presentation of principles, examples and specifics such as timelines and checklists, and considerations. Appendices include a checklist for development of local special needs policies and a special needs profile. (CR)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Expenditure per Student, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Inclusive Schools, Program Costs, Program Development, Records (Forms), School Districts, Severe Disabilities, State Aid
Alberta Learning, Special Programs Branch, 10th Floor, East Devonian Bldg., 11160 Jasper Ave., Edmonton, AB T5K 0L2, Canada. Tel: 780-422-6326; Fax: 780-422-2039.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Special Education Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada