Dare to Reimagine Learning

Pre-Kindergarten

Pre-Kindergarten - Growing a Strong Future

2021-22 Pre-K Program

  • Half days (am or pm)
  • Children born in 2017 with mild, moderate or severe needs, or those who are cognitively advanced/gifted are eligible to qualify
  • Children born in 2018 with a significant need and are Program Unit Funded (PUF) are eligible to qualify 
  • If your child does not qualify for Pre-K programming as per Alberta Education guidelines, attending as a Play Partner may be considered
  • Additional programming hours/full days may be available for Pre-K children

Qualifying for Pre-K 

  • Complete the Pre-K Intake Form
  • Book a screening appointment through Central Office, 780.939.4341 ext. 1257
  • Screenings begin in March 2021
  • Child must be accompanied by a legal guardian at the screening appointment
  • Child may be assessed by a Sturgeon Public Schools Speech Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist or Educational Psychologist for a STURGEON PUBLIC SCHOOLS PRE-K PROGRAM ONLY
  • Assessment results from other agencies such as Alberta Health Services or private agencies are also considered and reviewed for qualification

Pre-K Classes Are Supported By:

  • Teachers
  • Educational Assistants
  • Educational Psychologists
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Therapy Assistants

Importance of Pre-K Programming

  • Scientific research shows that learning, brain development, mental health and physical health development is rapid in early childhood
  • Early learning programs help enhance language skills, emotional control, peer social skills, literacy and numeracy
  • Early childhood development and intervention sets the course for a child's future and largely determines how well children will do later in school

Philosophy and Values

  • To meet the needs of children by nurturing their strengths and curiosity
  • Support children using a team approach, to reach their optimal development in a play based environment
  • Inspiring a love of lifelong learning
  • Connecting with compassion and creating a safe place for learning
  • Communicating in a positive, clear open manner

Reggio Inspired

  • Children have choices over learning process
  • Children learn best through a variety of senses and emotions
  • Children must have a relationship with other children and their environment
  • Children's interests, excitement, and questions are embedded in our approach
  • Children must have endless ways and opportunities to express themselves 
  • children have opportunities to extend their knowledge and thinking skills to achieve personal best

Curriculum

Pre-K curriculum is based on an adapted version of the Creative Curriculum for Preschool Children

Curricular Areas Include:

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Early Learning Readiness
  • Language and Communication Development
  • Social/Emotional Skills
  • Fine and Gross Motor Skills

Please view our Pre-K Video

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