Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Does Lead have a waitlist?
Openings within our programs vary from month to month depending on the type of program. Feel free to contact us to discuss availability of openings. Contact Us
Q: How do I know if my child is eligible for government funding?
Eligibility for government funding is determined by the applicable funder. You may need to gather additional information such as assessments and reports to request funding. We are here to help. Contact us if you are in need of assessments or simply need guidance in knowing where to start when applying for funding.
Please visit the Alberta Education website and/or the Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) website for further information on government funding and eligibility.
Q: How do I register my child for a program with Lead?
Call or email us! We are more than happy to discuss our programs with you and find one that may suit your family’s and child’s needs. We will help you with all the necessary steps to get started. Contact Us
Q: Does Lead offer private therapy or assessments?
Yes! Assessment and therapy services may be available by request on a fee for service basis. Our multidisciplinary teams specialize in assessment and therapy within the areas of speech and language skills, motor skills, social interaction and play, pre-academic development, participation and daily living skills. Feel free to contact us to learn more. Contact Us
Q: Does Lead have its own preschool location?
By choice, we do not have our own preschool location. Lead believes in supporting families in their own community and in their chosen Early Childhood Services program (e.g., community preschool, daycare or kindergarten program).
Q: Does Lead provide respite services?
No, unfortunately we do not provide respite services. Please contact Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) website for further information about funding for respite and respite providers.
Q: Does Lead provide programs outside of Calgary?
Yes! We offer programs for children and their families in Calgary and surrounding areas including, but not limited to, Airdrie, Cochrane, Chestermere, and Okotoks.
Q: Do I need to be at home during my child’s home program sessions?
As a family focused organization, our motto, “Your Child, Your Lead” encompasses our belief that parents know their child best. Our team is here to support you in learning how to help your child and family achieve your goals. Although it is not mandatory, parent involvement in learning opportunities is invaluable to both your and your child’s success. While you do not need to be directly involved in home sessions, we do require a parent or guardian over the age of 18 present in the home at all times during sessions.
Q: Does Lead provide transportation for my child?
Transportation may be provided by Lead. Feel free to contact us to discuss this option further.
Q: Does Lead pay for preschool fees?
Lead may be able to pay for preschool fees. Feel free to contact us to discuss this option further. Contact Us