Kindergarten

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'!

Kindergarten Program

Lobstick Zone

Evansburg - Evansview School
Wildwood - Wildwood School
Niton Junction - Niton Central School                                       

Edson & Area

Fulham - Fulham School
Edson - Ecole Westhaven School                                                             
Edson - Mary Bergeron Elementary School                                                  

Hinton

Crescent Valley School
Ecole Mountain View School

Grande Cache

Sheldon Coates School
SonRise Christian Program

Jasper

Jasper Elementary School

What to Expect in Their First Year

During their first year of school, our teachers focus on the following learning skills:                                        

  • Early Literacy & Numeracy

  • Citizenship

  • 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 https://stage.alberta.ca/early-childhood-education.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:

Supervisor – Learning Services Student Programs 
Phone: 780-723-4471

For information regarding access to Program Unit Funding (PUF) resources and supports, please contact:

Literacy Lead Teacher/ PUF Coordinator
Phone: 780-723-4471