Kindergarten

The Kindergarten program is a specialized developmental program utilizing play, manipulation of concrete materials, learning centres and small and large group work. These elements provide opportunities for children to develop reading skills, numerical skills and problem-solving skills, to express themselves creatively, and to develop a positive view of themselves and a comfortable relationship with others.

The Kindergarten program statement provides learner expectations in seven learning areas:

  1. Early Literacy
  2. Early Numeracy
  3. Citizenship and Identity
  4. Environment and Community Awareness
  5. Personal and Social Responsibility
  6. Physical Skills and Well-being
  7. Creative Expression

Young children learn in an integrated way and much of their learning will be accomplished through “play” at centers, social interaction with others and during group time. Throughout the day there will be a balance of teacher-directed and child-initiated learning. Students will be given opportunities to interact and converse with others, and will learn to work and play cooperatively. Students will become familiar with reading and writing processes through the use of predictable books, shared reading, and a variety of early reading and writing activities. Manipulatives and games will lay the foundation for Math basics. We will provide an environment that encourages risk-taking and supports success.

Our Kindergarten Hours

The Kindergarten program is a half-day program from Monday through to Friday. The Kindergarten program consists of 475 hours of instructional time. The official hours for kindergarten are 8:25 – 11:10 am. The students will enter at the east parking lot doors at 8:25 each morning.

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​​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

Registration for the 2020-21 school year will begin on Jan. 20, 2020 for modified 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.​​​​

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