Our Kindergarten program is designed to help prepare children for Grade 1 with becoming familiar with teacher expectations and appropriate classroom behavior.
Our schools offer a warm, safe and caring environment to welcome your child to the wonderful new world of discovery and learning. It also encourages children to play and learn through a variety of experiential education opportunities to support their emotional, social, physical, intellectual and creative development.
During their first year of school, our teachers focus on the following learning skills:
- Early Literacy & Numeracy
- Awareness of Environment & Community
- Personal & Social Responsibility
- Physical Co-ordination & Well-Being
- Creative Expression
We encourage you to visit Alberta Education’s website to learn more about the Kindergarten curriculum at www.education.alberta.ca/parents/ecs.aspx.
GYPSD offers a Part Time Full Day Expanded Kindergarten program.
What does this mean?
Your child begins the school year by attending full days of classes but only 2 days a week. In October, this increases to 3 days, then in November it changes up to either 4 or 5 days depending on their school’s program.
Why full days?
Studies show that children greatly benefit with an increase in schooling in their Kindergarten year so they are more prepared and ready for entry into Grade 1.
What if I only want my child to stay in a part-time program?
We offer both part-time and full day options in our Kindergarten programs to best meet the needs of your child’s learning.
Part-time, full-time, fun time!
Please contact your local community elementary school for further information about our Kindergarten programs.
For further information regarding Early Childhood Services (ECS), please contact:
Nancy Freedman, Supervisor – Learning Services Student Programs