Early Entry Program (EEP) - Pre-Kindergarten

‘Growing, Learning and Playing Together’

Our Early Learning Program (EEP), pre-kindergarten, 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

EEP is an optional program that is not funded by the Province of Alberta. Fort McMurray Catholic Schools funds approximately 85% of the cost of the program while parental program fees cover the remaining 15%.

Program fees for families are $800 a year. Prepayment of the first month ($80) is required at the time of acceptance into the 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 may be made available for students requiring specialized transportation arrangements. The Director of Inclusive Education, in consultation with the School 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.