Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten Early Learning Programs

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'!

Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten Programs

Lobstick Zone

Evansburg - Evansview School (Forest School)
Wildwood - Wildwood School
Niton Junction - Niton Central School                                       

Edson & Area

Fulham - Fulham School
Edson - Ecole Westhaven School English (JK to Gr. 5) French Immersion (K to Gr. 5)                                                   
Edson - Mary Bergeron Elementary School (Kindergarten Program only)                                                 

Hinton

Crescent Valley School
Ecole Mountain View School: English (JK to Gr. 6) French Immersion (K to Gr. 6) -Junior KindergartenKindergarten

Grande Cache

Sheldon Coates School
SonRise Christian Program (Kindergarten Program only)

Jasper

Jasper Elementary English (JK to Gr. 6) French Immersion (K to Gr. 6)

Parent Resources

Junior Kindergarten/ General Early Learning Information

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:

Learning Services 
Phone: 780-723-4471