Tue, 24 Jan, 2017
We’re excited to announce that in 2017-2018, Edmonton Public Schools will have more Pre-Kindergarten programming locations than ever before! Pre-Kindergarten (formerly called Early Education and Early Learning) supports children who have a first language other than English or mild, moderate or severe delays in their development in building their strengths and skills in a playful, language-rich environment.
Families are invited to learn more about Pre-Kindergarten and find out if their child is eligible for programming at a session starting in March. If your child is eligible, we will contact you to tell you which school your child can attend. Your child might not be placed at the same school that you attended a screening or information session.
Screening sessions are for children and families who are not yet connected with an early intervention agency or Alberta Health Services for assessment. During the session, a Speech Language Pathologist and an Occupational Therapist will assess children using toys, books and fun activities while parents are in the same room.
Some children will have a formal report or diagnosis from a healthcare professional. If your child has a report (dated after March 1, 2017) from Alberta Health Services or is scheduled to receive an assessment after March 1, you are invited to attend an information session to find out if your child is eligible for Pre-Kindergarten in the upcoming school year.
Use the Find a School tool to search for Pre-Kindergarten schools in your area, and contact one of them to learn more about the information sessions and sign up. Please register for one session only.
Watch this video to get a sneak peek inside these fun and busy classrooms where children learn through playing with their peers.
Learn more about this program by contacting a school that offers Pre-Kindergarten or call our District Support Services team at 780-429-8030.