Kindergarten

 

LCDS Preschool & Kindergarten offers a small class setting for Kindergarten children with a maximum 1:7 teacher to child ratio. A maximum of 7 Kindergarten students are enrolled in each daily class; combined with the preschool students to a maximum of 17 students/day/class.

 

Kindergarten curriculum is provided and funded by Alberta Education.  The Kindergarten curriculum overlaps the goals and guidelines laid out for the Preschool students; the expectation is the Kindergarten students have already had exposure to these goals or will have by the end of the school year.  Our goal for all children in our program is to be Kindergarten ready.

Please see Preschool Development Skills for more details on the goals and expectations for students.

Children who turn 5 before March 1st in the upcoming school year (September - May) are eligible to attend Kindergarten in Alberta. Students who qualify for Kindergarten attend 5 half days /week, unless an alternate path has been approved by the teacher and parents.

Please note:
Alberta Education will be changing the date for Kindergarten eligibility for the 2020 - 2021 school year.  Children will need to turn 5 before December 31st of 2020 in order to be eligible for Kindergarten.

If your child is eligible for enrolment in Kindergarten, and you feel he/she is not ready to attend, please contact the office with your concerns; learning alternatives may be available. 

Kindergarten students begin class 20 minutes earlier than the preschool students to work on specific kindergarten curriculum goals; more class time is provided for Kindergarten work throughout the half day schedule. The daily classroom routine is designed to follow the Kindergarten Curriculum Guidelines.


More information on curriculum and education guidelines can be found on the Alberta Education Website, Kindergarten Curriculum