Early Child Intervention Program Wins Grant

Thursday, December 16, 2004 at 15:07



The Children North Early Childhood Intervention Program based in La Ronge was given a $15,000 cheque today.


The money is coming from Ronald McDonald House Charities in the form of a grant.


Children North provides home-based early childhood intervention to children who are developmentally delayed or at risk of delay.


The agency has assisted roughly 70 families this year, and about 300 families over the last five years.


The funding is expected to be used to buy educational tools, including developmentally-appropriate toys and craft materials.


Children North chairperson Lorraine Poirier says there was a lot of hard work involved in applying for the grant, but the benefits will last the next few years.


Ronald McDonald House Charities spokesman Rem Langan says this northern agency is exactly the kind of organization his group wants to assist.