Pre-Kindergarten in EICS

Welcome to  Elk Island Catholic Schools Pre-Kindergarten. 
To register online, please click here. 

As part of a well-rounded, play-based curriculum we will explore the following areas of early childhood development:

  • Develop a relationship with God, our Father,
  • Build relationships with our peers, teachers and school community,
  • Support and enhance your child’s independence and growing confidence,
  • Experience dramatic and imaginative play with friends in class,
  • Explore early literacy and numeracy concepts,
  • Expand language and communication skills,
  • Develop critical thinking skills through “Loose Parts” and “Tinkerlab” activities
  • Introduce classroom routines,
  • Participate in fine and gross motor movement activities.

All EICS Pre-Kindergarten classes are taught by knowledgeable and caring certified teachers with the support of a multidisciplinary team made up of Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Educational Assistants and the Early Learning Consultants.

EICS offers Pre-Kindergarten programming for children aged 4 years on or before December 31st.   As an inclusive School Division, we also offer programming for children with mild/moderate or severe delays.  Please refer to the Brighter Beginnings section of the EICS website for further information about Program Unit Funding.

Pre-Kindergarten runs 4 mornings or afternoons per week at most schools.  Field trips and other special school activities will be organized by the teacher at each school.

Fees: 

Community children - $2000 per year.  This can be paid in monthly installments.

Children with mild/moderate delays that are diagnosed before September 30th - no fees.

Early Childhood Links: 

Galileo

Alberta Education Programming for Children with Special Education Needs

CMEC Statement on Play-Based Learning

The First Six Years

Circle of Security

 

Illness and Pre-Kindergarten

We have had our share of colds and flus in the program. Even with all the hand washing and wiping of little noses, we are having a difficult time keeping children and staff healthy. We are also finding it difficult to find substitutes to cover when staff becomes ill. We ask for your cooperation in not sending your children to school when they are sick. Here are a few general guidelines to help you in deciding when to keep your child at home:

Children should not be at school if:

  • Frequent coughing fits
  • Green or Yellow nasal discharge.
  • Infectious
  • Have a fever
  • Are vomiting, have diarrhea, are dehydrated
  • Have inadequate energy to attend to school activities

Return your child to school if:

  • Nasal discharge is infrequent, clear, or due to allergies/hay fever
  • Your child has had no fever for 24 hours.
  • Your child is able to practice good hygiene (i.e. hand washing)

We encourage parents to keep their child at home until five days after their symptoms have appeared.If your child has a bacterial infection. They may return to school after they have been on antibiotics for 24 hours. Here are some general guidelines for returning your child to school after other common childhood conditions:

Chicken Pox: All lesions have crusted over

Pink Eye:  48 hours after treatment

Head Lice: After anti-lice shampoo and manual nit removal

Pinworms: 24 hours after Pyrantel, Mebendazole, or Albendazole

Vomiting: 24 hours after last emesis