There are two components to the pre-k program:
1) Classroom Programming
2) Family Oriented Programming
§ The Pre-Kindergarten program provides a language-rich, play-based pre-school environment for children.
§ Children are provided with educational activities to enhance their cognitive, emotional, social, creative, and physical development.
§ Pre-Kindergarten offers half-day programming two or three days each week from September to June.
§ The program is taught by a certified teacher and supported by educational assistants. Additional support services are provided by a speech and language pathologist, occupational and physical therapists, teacher, and psychologist as required.
§ The Pre-Kindergarten program offers a small class size.
Children must be four years of age by December 31st and have one of the following to be eligible:
§ Language delays
§ Academically at-risk
§ Advanced Skill & Language Development
§ English As A Second Language
§ Behavioral & Emotional Regulation Challenges
Children with other delays or ‘at-risk’ will be considered
§ Parents of children requiring assessment will be contacted by school personnel to arrange the necessary screening and/or assessments.
§ Parents of children currently receiving speech-language intervention through AHS should speak to the child’s SLP to permit the information to be shared with Steffie Woima staff.
§ Confirmation of enrollment will be determined when eligibility requirements are met.
Program Fees - The program is free to parents as it is funded by Alberta Education and Chinook's Edge School Division no 73
To apply for the program please fill out a paper application form - available in the school office. We will then schedule student assessments to determine eligibility. These assessments usually are scheduled in March/April.