Pre Kindergarten @ ÉPK

NEW for 2018-2019 a 4 DAY/WEEK Program!

 2018-2019 DIVISION REGISTRATION FORM - CLICK HERE 

***The screening application form will be assigned to you after the EICS Registration Form has been complete and processed by the school. 

Pre-Kindergarten at École Père Kenneth Kearns offers a rich French Immersion, numeracy, literacy and communication experience for children aged 4 years old by December 31, 2018.

Program Information:

  • 4 days/week (Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday)
  • AM Class: 8:30 - 11:30 am
  • PM Class: 12:30 - 3:30 pm
  • Cost: $2,000.00 per year
  • First month fee of $200.00 required at registration to hold spot

There will be field trips, Family Programming and Class activities scheduled on some of the Wednesdays throughout the year. Parents/guardians are required to attend these events with their children.

As part of the well-rounded curriculum, the program includes exploration in the following important areas of early childhood development.

  • Literacy
  • STEM/Tinkerlab
  • Sensory Exploration
  • Numeracy
  • Dramatic and Imaginative Play
  • Fine and Gross Motor Movement

The program is taught by a knowledgeable and caring certified teacher as well as a multidisciplinary team made up of Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and an Educational Assistant.

Vision Statement:  We believe that early childhood programming provides a solid foundation for learning and fosters creative, inquisitive, confident learners.

 Mission:

  • EICS supports strength-based, faith-based early childhood programming
  • EICS provides resources (people, time and funding) to facilitate successful early childhood programming
  • EICS has a shared philosophy and unified vision for early childhood programming
  • EICS has a cohesive community of early educators who co-create and collaborate with parents, school staff, and children
  • EICS early education staff have a united understanding of curriculum expectations and work together towards realistic and achievable outcomes and goals
  • EICS supports inclusive planning and practice with developmentally appropriate activities and environments to help build on the strengths of every child.
  • EICS supports purposeful play-based early childhood programming and is responsive to the emergent interests of children
  • EICS supports childhood programming that is developmentally appropriate, responsive, flexible, safe, fun and engaging.

Program Values:

Spirituality, Faith Based

Open Mindedness

Creativity

Freedom

Innovation

Happiness

Family

Patience

Empathy

Risk Taking

Diversity

Humour

Courage Growth

Affection

Curiosity

Play

Early Childhood Links

Galileo

http://galileo.org/earlylearning/

Alberta Education

Programming for Children with Special Education Needs

https://education.alberta.ca/media/159758/ecs-sn-programming.pdf

CMEC Statement on Play Based Learning

https://education.alberta.ca/media/1626383/cmec-play-based-learning_statement_en-2013.pdf

The First Six Years

https://education.alberta.ca/early-childhood-education/childhood-development/

Pre-Kindergarten Orientation Package

Welcome to the École Père Kenneth Kearns Catholic School French Immersion Program for 2018-2019.  We are so glad that you chose to join the ÉPK family and to be part of the Catholic French Immersion Advantage!  We are looking forward to working with you this year, and celebrating the many successes your child will experience throughout their learning career!

This orientation package contains very important information to help you and your child join the ÉPK family with ease.  It also provides you with information relevant for the entire year.

Further newsletters will be published regularly to keep you informed of school activities and news.  These are often sent via email and we encourage you to subscribe to receive these emails.  Another fantastic resource for class and school events is the school website epk.eics.ab.ca.  We recommend that you to visit it often as we update it regularly. 

If you have any questions please contact us at epk@eics.ab.ca or by phone at 780-467-7135.  ÉPK school office will remain open until Friday, June 30, 2018. After this day, if you prefer to call, please leave a voicemail as the office will re-open August 21, 2018. We will respond to all emails and voicemail messages received throughout the summer during the week of August 21 – August 31, 2018.

We look forward to working with you throughout the year!

2018 2019 Division School Calendar

2018 2019 Pre Kindergarten Division School Calendar

EPK 2018 2019 PreK Orientation Package

Phase II Pick Up And Drop Off Written Description

Pick Up And Drop Off Map Phase II

Staggered Entry Letter June 2018

Peace and light,

École Père Kenneth Kearns Catholic School Teachers and School Leadership Team

French Immersion Pre-Kindergarten

Pre-Kindergarten at Ecole Pere Kearns offers a rich French as a second language, numeracy, literacy and communication experience for children aged 4 years by December 31, 2018.

As an inclusive School Division, we also offer PUF (Program Unit Funding) services for children aged 3 or 4 years by December 31, 2018.

Our Staff

Our knowledgeable, dedicated, and caring staff includes:

  • Certified Teacher
  • Speech Language Pathologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Educational Assistant

Other consultants including Physical Therapist, Early Learning consultant, Inclusive Behaviour Consultant and Division Psychologists are available to work with you and your child when needed.

 

Fees

Community Children who are developing typically: $200.00 per month. Please register and submit the first month to hold this spot.

Children with a Mild or Moderate delay as assessed by a professional. Report Required: No fee. Please register your child and submit the first month fee to hold this spot. Fees will be refunded once grant eligibility is confirmed.

Children who are eligible for Program Unit Funding as assessed by a professional. Report Required. No fee. Families of these children, please contact Marg Schimpf, Early Learning Consultant at margs@eics.ab.ca.

Class Times

Ecole Pere Kenneth Kearns Pre-Kindergarten classes run:

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday

AM Class: 8:30 am – 11:30 am

A second class from: 12:30 – 3:30 pm may be added if enrollment allows.

There will be field trips, Family Programming and class activities scheduled on some of the Wednesdays throughout the year.

"Welcome to Pre-Kindergarten" Orientation Session

To start the year off on the right foot, we will be meeting you and your child individually and in small groups prior to the start of class.

During the Orientation Session, we will gather information to learn more about your child and how we can best support him/her in the class. It will also give your child an opportunity to visit the school and classroom, and play with new friends prior to the first day of school.

You will have the opportunity to meet and talk with the Teacher and Educational Assistant who will be present in the classroom.

You will also have an opportunity to discuss your goals for yor child, ask questions, and assist in the development of your child's program.

School Supplies

Most supplies will now be provided by the school at no additional cost. Please purchase the following personal supplies for your child.

  • A pair of runners with white soles, preferably with Velcro closure (to be kept at school)
  • Backpack
  • 2 large packages of Unscented Wet Wipes
  • A set of spare clothing for your child. (pants, shirt, socks and underwear)

PLEASE LABEL runners, backpacks, spare clothes, and all outerwear with your child's name so it can easily be identified.

Bring all supplies to your Orientation Session!

Field Trips

Pre-Kindergarten children will be participating in a number of field trips this year. If there is a cost, monies will be collected prior to the field trip and will not exceed $10.00 per trip. This fee will be payable online under your Parent Portal Account.

Parent Portal

This is an account that you will create for yourself in our school's software system called PowerSchool. Your account will give you access to your child's school fees, online documents, student forms and more! You can pay your fees using debit or credit card online. You will receive this information at your orientation session.

AAACHOOO!

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 sick. We ask 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

 

For more information please visit http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/