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Kindergarten and Jr. Kindergarten Information

2021-2022 Kindergarten and Junior Kindergarten

Online registration is now open for your little ones to begin their new learning journey into our Junior Kindergarten or Kindergarten programs for September 2021! We currently have limited openings in some programs for the upcoming school year so don’t wait to register so that your child is ensured a spot.

Online registration for the 2021-2022 school year is now active. Before registering for JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN, please contact the school office at 780-852-4447 to confirm availability in the program and to obtain the additional necessary documentation.

Starting your learning journey in Kindergarten at Jasper Elementary School is exciting for children and their families!   At J.E.S., we provide a literacy-rich, play-based program with full-time English or French Immersion options available. Our programs are led by welcoming and dedicated teachers in a warm and friendly learning environment.  We have put together some information to help make your child's transition to school as smooth as possible. If you wish to learn, please call us at 780-852-4447. 

Important Resources for your early childhood education:

If you have a child starting Kindergarten, we invite you to check out these helpful resources:

Kindergarten Virtual Open House Information 2021/2022

Learnalberta.ca     

GYPSD Parent Guide

When Can My Child Start Kindergarten?

To register for Kindergarten in the 2021-2022 school year, your child must be five years old on or before December 31, 2021

To assist in our planning for next year, we encourage families to register their new Kindergarteners, as soon as possible.

Kindergarten Open House

Jasper Elementary typically hosts a Kindergarten Open House in early spring. Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, our kindergarten information event is postponed until further notice.  Families will be contacted in August for the date/time of the open house.

Programming Options

Full-day programming is available five days/week in either French Immersion or English.

In addition, all of our early learners have access to our division’s School Linked Team to help your child succeed. This team’s dedicated members include a speech-language pathologist, occupational therapist, behaviour consultant, literacy/early learning lead teacher, technology lead teacher, Family School Liaison counsellor and B.E.S.T.  Mental Health/Wellness, Success Coach.

Junior Kindergarten

Roots and Wings Junior Kindergarten Program strives to create an atmosphere that is beautiful, calm and welcoming. Our programming encourages learning through play with a focus on the integration of fine arts, nature, rich oral language and literacy experiences in an inclusive environment. The program aspires to create an open environment for children to learn using their head, heart and hands. The approach is a Waldorf-inspired, art and nature-based program that focuses on bringing the outside in and teaching children about the natural changes in our world. We hope to help children build a sense of curiosity and wonder for the world around them. 

Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Hours: 8:45 am - 3:15 pm. Full and part-time options available

Age: 3 & 4 years old

Fees: Monthly fees are $650 for full-time programming and $300 for part-time programming. If you choose the part-time option, you may be required to find another child to share your spot. There is a $100 non-refundable registration fee. As we are a licensed facility, you may qualify for childcare subsidy depending on your eligibility and income. Apply online and find out today Child Care Subsidy

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Roots and Wings Parent Information