SCEP CENTRE Children's Program
SCEP CENTRE's regular program runs from September to June of each year and provides therapeutic group sessions for pre-schoolers.
SCEP's staff are thoroughly trained in SCEP CENTRE's methods. These methods are based on the philosophy that children should be helped to become mature citizens, that is, to act confidently, making well-informed decisions with due regard to their own needs and to the rights and needs of others. This is to be achieved by an emphasis on reciprocal, honest communication between children and adults, and adult models of responsibility, dependability, planning, sincerity and affection.
Hear From SCEP Parents
"It makes me feel good as a parent that they were willing to help me. I knew my son was in good hands."
Summer Friends Program
SCEP's Summer Friends is a program offered during July and August to children currently enrolled in SCEP CENTRE. This program provides respite for families over the summer months. It also provides some continuity in SCEP's therapeutic work over the summer. The children greatly enjoy the recreational and educational activities.
Hear From SCEP Staff
"This experience made it evident to me how essential special programs such as SCEP are in the lives of these children and families."
Coming Together Growing Together is a collaborative project between Eagle Heart Centre and SCEP CENTRE Early Intervention and Training Services. It is a voluntary community based service providing guidance and support to children and their families.
The program has a special focus on improving the communication and relationship between parent and child, and helping the parents more effectively manage their child's behavior.
Hear From Childcare Centre Staff
"There are many children currently in (child) care that could benefit from SCEP's program. In fact all children could benefit from spending time at SCEP. Your emphasis on social and emotional development is one of the least planned for, yet most important areas of development in a young child. That is why the "Day Care Friends project is so wonderful."
Education/Training for the Community
Practicum and volunteer placements
Active involvement in new initiatives
Briefs to government on relevant topics
Specialized Assistance for Foster Placements and Adoptions
Support to foster family, birth family and adoptive family
Provide neutral supportive environment for visits
Consultation and Training for Child Care Centers and Preschools
Consultation and support by phone or in person
Hands-on training in SCEP methods
Workshops for child care staff
How Do I Access SCEP Services?
Parents can contact SCEP directly and/or other agencies/professionals can make referrals. The next step is to hold an intake interview which always includes parents/caregivers and the child. To book an appointment, call (306) 543-6944 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the Cost of SCEP Services?
SCEP is a fee for service program. Staff make every effort to assist families in obtaining funding for fees. Fees may be available through the Ministry of Social Services (MSS) or school boards. On occasion scholarship funds may be available or fees may be waived.
How do I know if my Child Needs Help?
These may be some of the difficulties:
Seems intelligent but talks very poorly or not at all
Does not have age appropriate communication skills
Will not listen to parents or teachers
Shows no affection
Is unusually aggressive to other children and adults and may become a danger to self and others
Cannot get along in preschool, daycare or kindergarten
Is disorganized and constantly on the move
Is exceptionally shy and clinging
Is suffering from trauma or abuse
Has tantrums which control or disrupt the rest of the family or classroom