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Kindergarten and Jr. Kindergarten Information

2020-2021 Kindergarten and Jr. Kindergarten

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:

French Immersion Kindergarten Handbook

JES Kindergarten Registration & Information

GYPSD Parent Guide


When Can My Child Start Kindergarten?

To register for Kindergarten in the 2020-2021 school year, your child must be five years old on or before December 31, 2020

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

Online registration for the 2020-2021 school year is now active!


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

* The program is currently full.  Please call 780-852-4447 to add your child's name to the waitlist for the fall.

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/month for part-time programming and you will 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 depending on your eligibility and income. Apply online and find out today Child Care Subsidy

2020/2021 Parent Information Handbook

Jr. Kindergarten Handbook