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)
Children are engaged in learning all day long with our play-based, emergent curriculum program.
To find out when your child can be registered for kindergarten, put in your child's date of birth in our Kindergarten Calculator and it will tell you the eligible year.
KINDERGARTEN CALCULATOR (CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO CALCULATOR)
Play-based learning provides natural and authentic opportunities for learning. While engaged in play, children develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Language development and the understanding of numeracy concepts grow in contexts that are genuine and fit children’s interests. Play-based learning gives children the opportunity for developing their social and personal skills at the different centers provided and offers up opportunities for the children to explore different environmental settings and role play, using their imagination to discover and transform the environment. This program provides opportunities for success in all areas and for all levels of experience.
Children will be engaged in activities that will cover the Alberta Education Curriculum such as:
- Religious Studies
- Citizenship and Identity
- Early Literacy
- Early Numeracy
- Physical Skills and Well-being
- Personal and Social Responsibility
- Environment and Community Awareness
- Creative and Cultural Expression
The Jolly Phonics Literacy program is one of the main resources used in our class - songs, dancing, jolly jingles with gestures and characters help to provide scaffolding to aid students in retaining and connecting important literacy concepts. This hands-on learning is fun and easy, enjoyed by students at all levels.
Students are provided with many opportunities to engage with the rest of the school.
- Two scheduled daily recesses with the whole school
- Scheduled gymnasium time
- PALS - A younger class and an older class is partnered up for activities throughout the year
- Kindergarten participates in whole-school activities, such as celebrations, school events, faith assemblies, etc.
Come and visit our Kindergarten classroom or call for more information at 780-922-4522
To register for kindergarten, please access the Elk Island Catholic Schools website. Click here to be taken right to the kindergarten information and registration.
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