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Preschool Early Development Centre Preschool Program

Early Development Centre Preschool Program

2022-2023 School Year

The Early Development Centre (EDC) preschool program will continue to operate for the 2022-23 school year for children who are currently in our program that continue to meet eligibility requirements as set forth by Alberta Education. We will not be accepting any new enrolments for the 2022-23 school year.

Early Development Centre Preschool Program

Program Description

The Early Development Centres (EDC) supports pre-school children who have been identified with moderate-severe delays/disabilities in speech and language, social, emotional, behavioral, and/or physical/medical development. Through play in a language-rich environment, we are able to better prepare children for Kindergarten and beyond. Early intervention support is partially funded through Alberta Education’s Program Unit Funding (PUF).

Eligibility for Attending an EDC Program for the 2022-2023 School Year

Children need to be at least 3 years 8 months and younger than 4 years 8 months as of August 31, 2022 and be currently enrolled in an EDC preschool program.


We are not accepting any new registrations for the 2022-2023 school year.

EDC Programs

Through a play-based program, each child will receive specific services targeting their identified needs and building upon their strengths. Children will have access to 400 hours of programming. Early Learning Staff will personalize instruction directed by a certified teacher and attend to each child’s learning so they can all participate, progress, and achieve. Class sizes may vary up to a maximum of 10 children.

The EDC classroom offers an enhanced support team that may include:

  • Certificated teachers
  • Early Childhood Education Support Staff
  • Speech Language Pathologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Behavior Support Worker
  • School Family Liaison

For program dates and hours, please see the 2022-2023 EDC Traditional Calendar | PreK-4 on the upper right-hand side of this page under Supporting Documents.​ Families are required to transport their child to and from the program as transportation is not offered.

2022-2023 EDC Program Locations

James Short Memorial School
6333 - 5 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2A 3V7

Guy Weadick School
5612 Templehill Rd NE
Calgary AB T1Y 4W7

For information on these locations or to register, email​​

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