Beginning Kindergarten is an exciting milestone for your child and your family. It is a time of exploration and growth. Full-day kindergarten is designed to delight your child in learning, helping them build stronger connections to friends and teachers to give them a stronger start to their learning journey with GYPSD schools.
Our schools offer a warm, safe and caring environment to welcome your child to the wonderful new world of discovery and learning. Our Kindergarten program is designed to help prepare children for Grade 1 by providing a strong foundation for future learning. It also encourages children to play and learn through a variety of experiential education opportunities. These experiences support their emotional, social, physical, intellectual and creative development. To enroll your child in Kindergarten for the upcoming school year, they must be 5 years old by December 31st .
We invite you to contact one of the schools in your community to register your child and learn more about the specialized Kindergarten program offered so 'Let's Get Ready to Learn'!
NITON JUNCTION - Niton Central School
EDSON & AREA
What to Expect in Their First Year
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
We encourage you to visit Alberta Education’s website to learn more about the Kindergarten curriculum at www.education.alberta.ca/parents/ecs.aspx.
French Immersion Programming
Along with English Programming, we offer French Immersion starting in Kindergarten with the majority of the core curriculum taught in French. French Immersion is available at the following elementary schools:
- ÉCOLE WESTHAVEN SCHOOL, EDSON (K-5)
- ÉCOLE MOUNTAIN VIEW SCHOOL, HINTON (K-7)
- JASPER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, JASPER (K-6)
For further information regarding our Kindergarten programs and supports, please contact:
Nancy Freedman, Supervisor – Learning Services Student Programs
For information regarding access to Program Unit Funding (PUF) resources and supports, please contact:
Barbara Madsen, Literacy Lead Teacher/ PUF Coordinator