Kindergarten

Kindergarten in EICS

To register for Kindergarten in the 2022-2023 school year, your child must be five years old on or before December 31, 2022.


Independence, initiative, decision making, creativity, the ability to learn, relationships and feelings of self-worth - all have their beginnings in early childhood. We believe that each child is unique and, together with parents as our partners, we build upon children's natural curiosity and spontaneity, encouraging and supporting them as they take their first step into school. 

Please note that Kindergarten registration for the 2022-2023 school year will be available online on Monday, February 1st, 2022.  

Kindergarten Calculator

To find out when your child can be registered for kindergarten, put in your child's date of birth in our Kindergarten Calculator and it will tell you the eligible year.

Your child may begin kindergarten in September of

How do I find out which EICS school to register in? 

Within EICS, we have created a boundary system in Strathcona County and Fort Saskatchewan, where students are assigned a designated school, which is usually their neighborhood school, depending on school capacity and utilization.  By providing a designated school for each child, EICS ensures that there is space available in that school to meet your child's educational needs.  Also, within this model, students who attend their designated schools from kindergarten to Grade 12 will transition with all other students in the same school from elementary to middle and high school.     

You can find your designated school by clicking on the boundary maps.

What kind of programming/options are available for kindergarten?

Kindergarten programming in EICS provides literacy-rich, play-based programming and are staffed by dedicated early childhood teachers and qualified educational assistants.  

EICS offers a variety of school-based kindergarten programs throughout the division.  To meet the 475 instructional hours, schools will create programs that have weekly schedules that may involve: 

  •  alternating full-day programs:  (ie: Mon/Wed - alternating Fridays; Tues/Thurs - alternating Fridays). 
  •  every day half-days - mornings or afternoons

Parents are encouraged to visit their designated school website to get specific information regarding programming schedules and options.   

Where are the forms to register online for EICS Kindergarten Programs? 

For information on how to register for Kindergarten, please click on the link below: 

Student Registration

Where do I get information about Transportation and to arrange busing? 

To contact EICS Transportation, please call (780) 449-6480 or email us at transportation@eics.ab.ca

For all forms and requests for busing, please visit the EICS Transportation page.