Nature Kindergarten

Welcome to Elk Island Catholic Schools Nature Kindergarten. 

Nature kindergarten is an optional program available to children at the following EICS locations:

Holy Redeemer Catholic School - Ardrossan/Strathcona County

St. Martin's Catholic School - Vegreville and area

St. Patrick's Catholic School - Camrose and area 

This early years enrichment opportunity will allow children to spend the vast majority of their day outside, engaged in meaningful ways with their body, mind and spirit while located in a natural setting.

Children attend their community Kindergarten program THEN attend Nature Kindergarten on alternating days.

Working as a group of explorers, driven by their own curiosity children will be given outdoor opportunities for self-directed learning through play. Using multiple natural learning environments, children will develop confidence in their own abilities to investigate and to collaborate. Children will be physically active and engaged in movement skills that will facilitate their balance, stamina and strength.


$425 per month (please check with the school to determine exact costs.)

This can be paid in monthly installments.


To register for Nature Kindergarten please do the following:

1a) Log into PowerSchool (if you have a PowerSchool Account) and click "SchoolEngage - Student Forms".  This will bring you into the SchoolEngage, our forms management system

1b) If you are a new parent recently registered with the division and do not yet have a PowerSchool account, please log directly into SchoolEngage at

2) Click on the graduation hat icon on the left and click the name of the student you wish to register for Nature Kindergarten

3) Click "New Form" beside the form titled "Nature Kindergarten Registration" and submit the form to the school hosting the program.