Early Entry Program (EEP) - Pre-Kindergarten

‘Growing, Learning and Playing Together’

Our Early Learning Program, pre-kindergarten (EEP), is a language rich program that focuses on learning through play where children interact, explore, and make sense of the world around them.  The program is delivered in a small classroom setting, allowing the learning team to address the unique learning needs of the children. The Early Entry program runs from September to June. All of our elementary schools offer 3-hour, half-day programs, both morning and afternoon.

EARLY ENTRY REGISTRATION PROCESS

To be eligible for Early Entry (Pre-Kindergarten), your child must be three years, six months old on or before September 1st of the school year.  

Children born between March 2, 2014 – March 1, 2015 may register for 2018/19 EEP.

Registration is open at all district elementary schools as well as online.

EEP is an optional program that is not funded by the Province of Alberta. The Catholic Board of Education funds 85% of the cost of the program while parental program fees cover the remaining 15%.

Parental program fees are $500 a year. Prepayment of the first two first months ($100) is required at the time of acceptance into the program.

Fees are $500 / year with prepayment of $100 due when accepted into program.

When registering, you will be asked to provide a government-issued proof of your child’s name, date of birth and citizenship such as Birth Certificate, Canadian Citizenship or Immigration Certificate or Passport.

EARLY ENTRY TRANSPORTATION

For safety reasons, transportation for our Early Entry Programs is provided by the parents. Transportation services maybe made available for students requiring specialized transportation arrangements. The Deputy Superintendent, Inclusive Education, in consultation with the Principal and the Secretary-Treasurer, will determine the need and type of transportation required for both temporary and long-term support for students who have medical conditions. The parent is responsible to inform the school if their child has a medical condition that requires intervention for transportation.