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Pre-Kindergarten

Program Description

Pre-Kindergarten builds children's strengths and skills in a playful, language-rich environment. The program is for children with severe needs who are between the ages of 2 years and 8 months and 4 years and 8 months old by September 1 of the year they are attending.

GOALS

  • Learn to express themselves, share and problem solve
  • Improve communication and motor skills through specific intervention, exploration and guided activities
  • Build social skills and confidence in a playful and welcoming environment
  • Discover new experiences, friends and a love of learning

BENEFITS

  • Regular access to specialized support (e.g., speech and language pathology, occupational and physical therapy)
  • Development of appropriate skills and strategies that support learning and growth
  • Improved ability to socialize and play with others
  • Opportunities to share and celebrate the diversity of each other
  • Strong partnership between family and school

PROGRAM DELIVERY

  • Half-day classes
  • Small class sizes
  • Playful and engaging learning environment
  • Flexible instruction based on children’s needs and interests

ELIGIBILITY 

Pre-Kindergarten is for children with severe needs who are between the ages of 2 years and 8 months and 4 years and 8 months old by September 1 of the year they are attending, as per Alberta Education criteria.

Contact a school offering Pre-Kindergarten for information about eligibility and special education programming options.

REGISTRATION FOR PRE-KINDERGARTEN

To register for Pre-Kindergarten, your child will need to meet program eligibility requirements based on an assessment or diagnosis from a healthcare provider.

If your child has a report from a qualified professional, or has been directed to contact an early childhood service provider by Alberta Health Services, please contact a school offering Pre-Kindergarten.

TRANSPORTATION

Children registered in a Pre-Kindergarten Program may be eligible for busing depending on their location. Contact a school offering Pre-Kindergarten to discuss eligibility and busing options.

Locations:

Elementary 2021-22


Junior High 2021-22


Senior High 2021-22