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.
How to Register
Please visit our How to Register page.
My 1st Ride
The CBE offers a free school bus orientation for first-time riders and their parents/guardians, called My 1st Ride.