​When a Child Can Begin Kindergarten

Use our Kindergarten calculator to see when your child is eligible to attend Kindergarten.

2020: Children can start kindergarten in the fall of 2020 if they turn 5 years old on or before Dec. 31, 2020. This change is the result of amendments to the School Act made by the provincial government in Dec. 2017 that requires a common age of entry for all Alberta school boards effective for the 2020-21 school year.

Note: If your child is born between Jan. 1 and Mar. 1 2016 they will be eligible to start kindergarten in 2021.​

Note: your child must start Grade 1 if they are six years of age or older on Sep. 1.

When to Register for Kindergarten

Registration for the 2020-21 school year will begin on Jan. 20, 2020 for traditional calendar schools such as ours.

How to Register

Registration Steps During a Health Emergency

  1. Print and complete the Student Registration Form - Dependent Student including signatures, then scan or photograph a copy of the form and save it as a PDF.
    If you do not have access to a printer, complete the form (without signatures) and attach it as a PDF to an email with one of these statements:
    • “I declare that I am of the Roman Catholic Faith” or “I declare that I am not of the Roman Catholic Faith”, and
    • “I hereby represent that I have the legal authority to register the person named on the attached registration form. I declare the information that I have provided on this form is complete and accurate. I will immediately notify the school of any changes to the information on this form.”
  2. Scan a copy or take a photo of the child's proof of age and legal name document (e.g., birth certificate, passport, court document).
  3. Email the school and attach the registration form and the proof of age and legal name document.
    Use our find a school tool to determine your designated school.
    To find the email address of a school:
    • Find the school in the School Directory;
    • Click on the school name; and
    • copy the email address.
  4. The school will conditionally register the child providing the address is within the school’s designated boundaries and the student is age appropriate for the school.
    Once the health emergency is over, the school will email the parent / legal guardian who completed the form and ask that they bring the following documents to the school for verification purposes during the school office hours:
    • proof of address document with the parent’s / legal guardian’s / independent student’s name (e.g., utility bill, bank statement, income tax statement, federal correspondence, property tax assessment)
    • original of proof of age and legal name document which the school will compare to the emailed document
    • photo ID of the person who completed the form to verify their identity.

If you have questions, please contact the school you are registering at directly.

Note: If your child is not a Canadian citizen, please call 403-817-7789 to make an appointment to register at the CBE Welcome Centre (1221 -8 Street SW).

More information on kindergarten can be found on our kindergarten webpage.

Once your school has registered the student, you will be able to create a MyCBE / PowerSchool account. This online account lets you register for services and pay fees.​​​​​

Kindergarten Registration at Marion Carson School

Kindergarten registration begins for all Calgary Board of Education schools on Monday, January 20, 2020. Kindergarten is an optional program but children must start school in grade one if they are six years old as of September 1. You will need to provide proof of your child’s name, date of birth, and citizenship. Only the following documents are accepted:

  • Birth Certificate 
  • Canadian Citizenship Certificate 
  • Passport 
  • Record of Landing 
  • Baptismal Certificate 
  • Court Order 

You will also need to bring two documents that confirm your address (e.g. a driver’s license & energy bill). Please note: if all documents are not provided your child is not officially registered and will lose their spot in line should we have limited space. Please note if you’re applying for the Mandarin Bilingual Program you will need to refer to the web-site for the lottery process http://www.cbe.ab.ca/registration/registration/Pages/Lottery-Information-for-Parents.aspx.

Our Kindergarten Open House is on January 9, 2020 at 6:30 pm.

Kindergarten – Great learning starts here Kindergarten

Before and After School for Kindergarten

We have three private organizations who provide childcare for our kindergarten students. We have provided information below for your convenience.

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Enhancement 

4 year old Pre-K (must turn 4 by April 1)
Kindergarten Enhancement 
Kindergarten / Grade 1 Out of School Care

Our programs operate in a classroom on the upper level of the school. We have space available.  For more information please visit our website Pre-Kindergarten.   If you are interested in registering, please contact the program Registrar.
Registrar: Melanie (403) 605-2988  /  Register@PreKindergartenEd.com


Registrar403-605-2988
Register@PreKindergartenEd.com
Business Office403-992-2404
Director@PreKindergartenEd.com
Websitewww.Pre-KindergartenEd.com

Seeds of Spice

This organization provides Before and After Care for Grades 1-6, housed within our school.

Please contact them at 403-837-4875 / 403-702-0307.

Play Play Play

This organization operates outside of Marion Carson School. Transportation is provided the short distance to its facility.  Please contact them at 403-457-2033 or view their website at playplayplay-calgary.com.

Kindergarten

Kindergarten Registration at Marion Carson School

Kindergarten registration begins for all Calgary Board of Education schools on Monday, January 20, 2020. Kindergarten is an optional program but children must start school in grade one if they are six years old as of September 1. You will need to provide proof of your child’s name, date of birth, and citizenship. Only the following documents are accepted:

  • Birth Certificate 
  • Canadian Citizenship Certificate 
  • Passport 
  • Record of Landing 
  • Baptismal Certificate 
  • Court Order 

You will also need to bring two documents that confirm your address (e.g. a driver’s license & energy bill). Please note: if all documents are not provided your child is not officially registered and will lose their spot in line should we have limited space. Please note if you’re applying for the Mandarin Bilingual Program you will need to refer to the web-site for the lottery process http://www.cbe.ab.ca/registration/registration/Pages/Lottery-Information-for-Parents.aspx.

Our Kindergarten Open House is on January 9, 2020 at 6:30 pm.

Kindergarten – Great learning starts here Kindergarten

Before and After School for Kindergarten

We have three private organizations who provide childcare for our kindergarten students. We have provided information below for your convenience.

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Enhancement 

4 year old Pre-K (must turn 4 by April 1)
Kindergarten Enhancement 
Kindergarten / Grade 1 Out of School Care

Our programs operate in a classroom on the upper level of the school. We have space available.  For more information please visit our website Pre-Kindergarten.   If you are interested in registering, please contact the program Registrar.
Registrar: Melanie (403) 605-2988  /  Register@PreKindergartenEd.com


Registrar403-605-2988
Register@PreKindergartenEd.com
Business Office403-992-2404
Director@PreKindergartenEd.com
Websitewww.Pre-KindergartenEd.com

Seeds of Spice

This organization provides Before and After Care for Grades 1-6, housed within our school.

Please contact them at 403-837-4875 / 403-702-0307.

Play Play Play

This organization operates outside of Marion Carson School. Transportation is provided the short distance to its facility.  Please contact them at 403-457-2033 or view their website at playplayplay-calgary.com.

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