Check back in the spring for more information about Pre-Kindergarten. If you have concerns about your child's development or speech and language skills, please contact Alberta Health Services or your family doctor to book an appointment.
Pre-Kindergarten builds children's strengths and skills in a playful, language-rich environment. To attend Pre-Kindergarten, children need to meet criteria to be eligible.
Build social skills and confidence in a playful and welcoming environment
Develop speech, language and motor skills through exploration and guided activities
Learn to share, problem solve and express themselves
Discover new experiences, friends and a love of learning
Improved ability to socialize and play with others
Opportunities to share and celebrate a variety of cultural backgrounds with classmates
Family activities to help support their child’s learning before Kindergarten
Half-day classes, four days per week
8 to 16 children per class
Playful and engaging learning environment
Flexible instruction based on children’s needs and interests
Families and children have direct access to multidisciplinary support, such as speech and language, physical therapy, occupational therapy and school family liaison services
Pre-Kindergarten is for children aged three and four. To be eligible, children need to meet one or more of the following criteria:
English Language Learners (must be 4 years old by December 31 of the year they are attending)
First Nations, Metis, Inuit (must be 4 years old by December 31 of the year they are attending)
Mild/Moderate developmental delays (must be 4 years old by December 31 of the year they are attending)
Severe developmental delays (must be 3 years old by December 31 of the year they are attending)
Pre-Kindergarten may be available to children for one, two or three years of programming, depending on children’s needs.
ELIGIBILITY FOR PRE-KINDERGARTEN
To register for Pre-Kindergaten, you will need to attend a screening session with your child unless they have or are scheduled for an assessment from a healthcare provider.
For children with assessments or reports
If your child has a report (dated after March 1) from Alberta Health Services or another healthcare provider, or is scheduled to receive an assessment after March 1:
Email your child’s assessment and contact information to PreK@epsb.ca. OR
Phone 587-489-4740 and fax your child's assessment to 780-498-8778.
You do not need to attend a screening session if your child has or will have an assessment report.
Pre-Kindergarten screenings for the 2019-20 school year are now over.
During screening sessions, a Speech Language Pathologist and Occupational Therapist will use toys, books and fun activities to evaluate your child to help us figure out if your child is eligible for Pre-Kindergarten.
All Edmonton Public Schools programming is based on curriculum determined by Alberta Education. Children enrolled in Pre-Kindergarten will receive the same high-quality education offered in all of our programs.
For more information about Pre-Kindergarten, contact a school offering Pre-Kindergarten.
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Centre for Education
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