Specialized Services Program

Renfrew’s Specialized Services Program is an intensive half-day program designed to help children improve their daily living skills at home and in the community. The program serves children ages 2 to 6 years old who are enrolled in Renfrew’s Early Childhood Services (ECS) program and who meet the criteria for funding through Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD).

The Specialized Services Program is primarily based in the family home but also includes community outings. Specific programming is tailored to the individual needs of each child and family with a goal of creating positive and meaningful interactions in the home, school and broader community. Play is used to engage children in the learning process and parents are supported in taking an active role in working towards program goals and advocating for their child at school and in the community.

Our Approach

  • Family-centered
  • Developmentally appropriate
  • Play-based
  • Culturally sensitive

Our transdisciplinary therapy team works with families to provide targeted supports and interventions across a wide range of areas including communication, socialization, self-care, adaptive functioning, regulation, and physical and motor development. Team members may include child development facilitators, psychologists, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and physical therapists. Parent involvement is essential to program success.

Who it’s for

Children ages 2 to 6 years enrolled in Renfrew’s Early Childhood Services program who meet the criteria for funding through FSCD.


FSCD funded but additional fees may apply i.e. bus, preschool program.

Additional information

Program is offered half-days, five days a week in the family home. The other half-day is spent in an ECS classroom.

Locations Offered

Bowness Centre

48 Ave NW
Calgary, AB T3B 2B2

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Child Development Centre

24 Ave NW
Calgary, AB T3B 2X9

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Thomas W. Buchanan Centre

Sunpark Dr SE
Calgary, AB T2X 3V4

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Janice McTighe Centre

21 St NE
Calgary, AB T2E 6S5

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Renfrew’s Specialized Services Program has made a huge impact on our family and we are truly amazed with the great progress our son Pio has achieved through it. We will always be grateful to his amazing SSP team for all their dedication, support and compassion in helping our son get a chance at a brighter, happy future!
Frances A., Parent