Kindergarten is one of the most exciting times in a child’s life. Ensuring each child makes a successful transition from home to school is a goal for parents and teachers.
Foothills School Division’s Kindergarten programs build on what your child has already learned at home and in your community. They allow children to explore and experiment with their surroundings and to learn how to interact with other children. Kindergarten offers many benefits, including:
- Further developed skills in language arts, math, social studies, science, and the arts
- Improved personal & social skills
- Enhanced physical skills
The purpose of Kindergarten is to provide learning experiences that are developmentally appropriate in order to meet the diverse needs of children and to promote a positive attitude towards lifelong learning. Learn more by visiting our Early Learning section.
You may register your child by visiting your local elementary school (School Boundary Maps). A registration form must be filled out for each student even if siblings are attending the same school. You will be required to provide your child’s Birth Certificate (or proof of citizenship), Immunization Records, and Proof of Address.
Advanced registration activities begins soon. Children who turn five years of age on or before December 31, 2018 will be eligible to enter kindergarten in Sept. 2018.
Kindergarten Open House Dates:
Big Rock School: January 31, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00pm (including Junior Kindergarten and Montessori)
Westmount School: January 31, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Ecole Percy Pegler School: January 31, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00pm (including French Immersion Kindergarten)
Dr. Morris Gibson School: January 31, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Heritage Heights School: January 24, 2018, 7:00 - 9:00pm
High River Area:
Ecole Joe Clark School: February 1, 2017, 6:30 - 8:00pm (including Junior Kindergarten)
Spitzee School: February 1, 2017, 6:30 - 7:30pm (Junior Kindergarten March 1, 6:00-7:00pm)
Cayley School: February 1, 2017, 7:00 - 8:00pm (including Junior Kindergarten)
Blackie School: March 15, 2017, 6:00 - 7:00pm (including Junior Kindergarten)
High Country Area:
Millarville School: Feburary 9, 2017, 6:30 - 7:30pm
Turner Valley School: February 2, 2017, 6:30 - 7:30pm
C. Ian McLaren School: January 26, 2017, 5:00 - 7:00pm
Red Deer Lake School: April 27, 2017, 7:00 - 8:00pm
Longview School: March 1, 2017, 5:00 - 7:00pm