Pre-Kindergarten Program

This year, we are extending the date for pre-kindergarten registration until March 1, 2020, until we have more detailed information about funding and programming options.

Pre-Kindergarten at St. John XXIII School offers a rich faith-filled numeracy, literacy and communication experience for children aged 4 years by December 31, 2020.  As an inclusive School Division, we also offer PUF (Program Unit Funding) services for children aged 3 or 4 years by December 31, 2020. 



Pre-Kindergarten Hours


AM Class:  8:30 - 11:30 am

PM Class:  12:30 - 3:30 pm

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


Community Children who are developing typically:  $2000.00 per year.  Please register and submit the first month fee of $200.00 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.  

PUF (Program Unit Funding) Program

As an inclusive School Division we also offer PUF programming to children ages 3 or 4 years by December 31, 2019

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.


  • 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            
  • Creativity
  • Innovation
  • Family
  • Empathy
  • Diversity
  • Courage Growth
  • Curiosity
  • Open Mindedness
  • Freedom
  • Happiness
  • Patience
  • Risk Taking
  • Humour
  • Affection
  • Play

Alberta Education Programming Information for Children with Special Education Needs 


Early Childhood Links


CMEC Statement on Play-Based Learning 

The First Six Years



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