Watch: Funding for children with complex needs is uncertain

Program Unit Funding (PUF) provides integrated early learning supports for children with medical needs or learning or cognitive disabilities beginning in pre-kindergarten to prepare them to enter Grade 1 and learn alongside their peers.

With 15,000 new students set to join Alberta schools in September, NDP education critic Sarah Hoffman said it is vital the PUF program grows with the need in the province.

“Maintaining … still means that there will be less for everyone if there’s more kids coming in,” said Hoffman.