NLPS Early Learning programs (Care to Learn Preschool and Enhanced Kindergarten) will begin accepting registrations for the 2020-2021 school year on March 12.
To make the process as convenient as possible for parents, NLPS is once again offering the option to register online using School Engage. Parents who prefer to fill out a paper registration package can request one from the school where they wish to register. School staff are available at each of our elementary schools to assist parents with the registration process and answer any questions they may have.
Existing Care to Learn Preschool Students
Parents of our current preschool students will receive an email informing them that the 2020-2021 Preschool and Kindergarten Re-Enrolment Form has been assigned to them in School Engage. They will be able to login to the PowerSchool Parent Portal to re-enroll their child in preschool or register them in Kindergarten. The form will be shared with them on March 12.
New Kindergarten Students
Families who are new to Northern Lights (no other children currently enrolled in our schools), can register by filling out the 2020-2021 K-12 Registration Form in School Engage starting March 12.
Families with other children already enrolled in a Northern Lights school, can register their new kindergarten student by logging into their PowerSchool Parent Portal account and clicking on School Engage in the bottom left hand corner of the screen to access the 2020-2021 K-12 Registration Form.
Full instructions are on our Kindergarten Registration page.
New Preschool Students
Registration will open for new preschool students on March 27, 2020. Families who are new to Northern Lights (no other children currently enrolled in our schools), can register by filling out the 2020-2021 Preschool Registration form in School Engage.
Families with other children already enrolled in a Northern Lights school, can register their new preschool student by logging into their PowerSchool Parent Portal account and clicking on School Engage in the bottom left hand corner of the screen to access the 2020-2021 Preschool Registration form.
Full instructions are on our Preschool Registration page.
Preschool or Kindergarten?
Not sure if you should register your child for preschool or if they are eligible to attend Kindergarten instead?
The age of entry for Kindergarten has been changed and is now consistent throughout the province. The common age of entry to Kindergarten is now 5 years of age by December 31 of the school year.
So to start Kindergarten in September 2020, students will need to be 5 years of age by December 31, 2020.
To confirm when your child will be eligible for Kindergarten, please check out our Kindergarten eligibility calculator on our Kindergarten Registration page.