Online registration is now open for your little one to begin their new learning journey into our junior kindergarten or kindergarten programs for September 2021! We currently have limited openings in some programs for the upcoming school year so don’t wait to register so that your child is ensured a spot.
NEW! Make sure to register for junior kindergarten or kindergarten before April 30, 2021, for a chance to win a Chromebook for your family. All registrations confirmed prior to April 30th will be entered into a draw to a Chromebook. Winners will be announced by May 30, 2021, and Chromebooks will be delivered to the winners after September 30.
GYPSD is proud to offer exemplary early learning programs at all our elementary schools. Our meaningful play-based child-centered approach for our Junior Kindergarten and full-day Kindergarten programs promote social and emotional learning, empathy, language, communication, physical activity, literacy, numeracy, inquiry, and exploration - allowing for individual growth and development of a positive self-image.
At the start of their learning journey with us, our early learners become a welcome and loved member of the GYPSD school community and have all of the supports and services available to students in our elementary schools. Your child has access to
- A certified teacher to support programming
- Vital opportunities to interact/partner with older students
- Large gymnasiums and a variety of equipment to keep physically active
- Up-to-date libraries to grow a love of reading
- Special presentations, speakers, and other celebrations enjoyed by the elementary school community
- Early intervention supports and resources such as speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and our division psychologist
At some of our schools, students also enjoy Forest School which is a time to play and learn about the world through time in nature where educators support children in play, making connections to the land, and investigating the biodiversity that the forest has to offer.
We invite you to contact one of the schools in your community to register your child and learn more about the specialized Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs offered - 'Let's Get Ready to Learn'!
To ensure your child's teacher is informed, please complete the following questionnaire and provide it to the school.
Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten Programs
Edson & Area
Jasper Elementary English (JK to Gr. 6) French Immersion (K to Gr. 6)
Junior Kindergarten/ General Early Learning Information
- Flight - Alberta's Early Learning and Care Curriculum Framework for children aged 0-before 6 years
- Fine Motor Skills
- Literacy Skills
- Speech and Language Skills
- Talk box: A parent's guide to creating language-rich environments
Kindergarten - During their first year of school, our teachers focus on the following learning skills: early literacy and numeracy; citizenship; awareness of the environment and the community; personal and social responsibility; physical coordination and well-being; and creative expression.
We encourage you to visit Alberta Education’s website to learn more about the Kindergarten curriculum.
For further information regarding our Early Learning programs and supports, please contact:
Kim McConnell, Director of Inclusive Education