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About SCEP

A child expelled from several daycares for aggressive behaviour... a little girl shifted from one home to another so often she has no idea where she belongs... a family struggling to understand why their four-year-old won't speak and remains in his own world... a child leaving a beloved foster home for a new 'forever' adoptive family. These are just a few examples of children and families that have come to SCEP CENTRE since our doors opened in 1968 and have found help.

Our Staff

Our staff have a wide range of backgrounds that include social work, psychiatric nursing, psychology and teaching. Most of our dedicated senior staff have been with SCEP CENTRE for ten years and more.

Expertise is added through the work of a speech language pathologist, music therapist and at times, an art therapist.



SCEP CENTRE, an intensive early intervention preschool program, supports children with complex needs and offers guidance and support for their parents/caregivers.


SCEP CENTRE helps vulnerable young children and their families develop their full potential in a safe and supportive environment.


  • Respect

  • Confidentiality

  • Quality of Service

  • Holistic

  • Honest

  • Communication

  • Non-judgemental

  • Responsiveness

Our History

The program was designed in 1968 by Elisabeth P. Brandt, Ph. D., S.O.M., specialist in the communication problems of young children. A group of parents of troubled teens had requested this because there were no services for their children at an early age. SCEP continues to provide services to families and agencies in southern Saskatchewan who are concerned with the problems of young children.

In 1994, Patricia B. Clark, B.A., M.Ed., R.S.W., SCEP's first staff member and Executive Director from 1984-2019, initiated SCEP CENTRE's Day Care Friends program to provide hands-on training and support to child care workers. 

Pat Clark retired from SCEP CENTRE in 2019.  


Members at Large

Kerrie Hammett
Leigh McKnight

Jessica Jeannot

Justin Harrison

Board of Directors 2023/2024

President: Barb Krause-Snow
Treasurer: Jeremy Hubick

Special Advisor to the Board:  Bob Juby
Secretary: vacant
Executive Director/Ex-Officio:

Shauna Forbes

Privacy Notice

SCEP takes the privacy of families and children very seriously and has in place policies and procedures to help protect their personal information. Inquiries surrounding privacy may be addressed to the Executive Director.  Photos of children used on our website and in promotional material are either not SCEP children, the children are unidentifiable in the photo or their parent/caregiver has signed a consent for the use of the photo.

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