Kindergarten Registration 2019-20
Starting school is an exciting time, for both children and parents. Although exciting, it can also be daunting if you don’t have the information you need. To help, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) has put together an online toolkit to make the transition as smooth as possible for Fort Saskatchewan Christian families.
When Can My Child Start Kindergarten?
To register for kindergarten in the 2019-20 school year, your child must be five years old on or before Dec. 31, 2019.
ECS (Early Childhood Services) / Kindergarten
Our school offers a 475 hour early childhood program. There are two ECS classes and our ECS program is a full day program with Class A operating on Mondays and Wednesdays and Class B operating on Tuesdays and Thursdays. To meet our required hours, the two classes will also be in operation on somewhat alternating Fridays throughout the course of the year.
The goal of the ECS program is to help students develop in all areas:
a) spiritually b) physically c) creatively
d) socially e) emotionally f) academically
This is achieved primarily through play (structured and unstructured) activities which integrate learning in all these areas around a monthly theme and skill development emphasis.
To help facilitate this program, the ECS teacher has an educational assistant as well as a daily parent helper who comes in for part of the day.
During the first week of school, students have a small group orientation session with their parent(s) to meet the teacher and find out what kindergarten is all about. In order to help students adapt slowly to school, ECS has a different recess time than the main school body.
Parents learn of their child(ren)'s progress through oral interviews in November and March. A full report card is given in June.
Age Requirement: To be admitted to Kindergarten, students are expected to have reached age 5 by December 31 of their Kindergarten year.