Kindergarten and Nature Kindergarten
Holy Redeemer's Kindergarten program is a student centered program based on the Reggio Emilia approach. In the Reggio Emilia environment learning is encouraged and developed through student-led investigations, using their diverse perspectives, learning styles, and interests as a guide to inquiry. Kindergarten operates a full day program on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with some Fridays throughout the year. (Age requirement is 5 years old by December 31)
Kindergarten Fees: $250.00 for field trip fees for the year.
Nature Kindergarten Fees: $425/Month (Please see section below for course details)
Teacher: Mrs. Stephanie Spilchak
Nature Kindergarten is an optional program available to students at Holy Redeemer and students in Sherwood Park, Rural Strathcona County, and Fort Saskatchewan. Children will continue in their community kindergarten classrooms as per the EICS kindergarten calendar, attending nature kindergarten on the other days providing an option to attend kindergarten full time. 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.
These students will continue with their current EICS kindergarten programming within their respective community schools. Working as a group of explorers, nature-based kindergarten children will be given additional outdoor opportunities to be self-directed through their own curiosity and play. Using multiple natural learning environments, children will develop confidence in their own abilities to investigate and to collaborate outdoors and within their natural environment. Children will be physically active and engaged in movement skills that will facilitate their balance, stamina and strength.
Age requirement is 5 years old by December 31, 2022 - Unfortunately, bussing is not available to students for this program.
- Tenative cost $425 per month for children participating in an EICS Community Kindergarten.
Staff: Mrs. Stephanie Spilchak
If you would like more information or have questions, please call the school at 780-922-4522.