Early Access to Supportive Education (EASE) is a highly specialized, early education program which serves children with special needs from 2 ½ to 6 years of age. The EASE program uses a play-based philosophy to help children with special needs achieve their potential. The on-site multidisciplinary therapy team provides strategies to the teachers and child development facilitators working directly with the children. Transportation is available upon request within Red Deer, Innisfail and Lacombe. This program is partially funded by grants from Alberta Education, Student Health Initiatives Program, Alberta Independent Schools Initiatives, , application, program fees and donations.