LCDS Preschool & Kindergarten offers a small class setting for Kindergarten children with a maximum 1:6 teacher to child ratio. A maximum of 6 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.
Children who will be 5 years old before December 31st 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.
If your child is eligible for enrollment 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 15 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.
A maximum of 6 Kindergarten & Junior Kindergarten children are enrolled in each daily class; combined with the preschool children to a maximum of 17 children/day/class. The Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten children attend together in a small group setting with a maximum 1:6 teacher to child ratio.
*If there is a demand for more Junior Kindergarten or Kindergarten spots, the maximum number of children may change without notice.