Like so many children, our four year old daughter has trouble communicating with her peers because of a speech delay. In Alberta, Canada children with severe disabilities/delays who require extra support in regular Early Childhood Services (ECS) programs, such as preschool, are eligible for Program Unit Funding (PUF). The government provides the funding directly to approved Early Childhood Services (ECS) operators. Under the existing system, families are forced to choose between plans (and rules) set out by these operators. What happens when no single plan (operator) fits the needs of a family? Perhaps parts of several plans (offered by different operators) would be a better fit? It means families are forced to compromise and work within a structure that is not in their child's best interest or their families' values. Parents are forced to pay for added private therapy out of pocket. In our case costing $130/hour. Parents need direct access to their child's funding and should not be restricted by the regulations set out by individual ECS operators. The government of Alberta needs to restructure program unit funding.