Care to Learn Preschool

For information about our Care to Learn Preschool program, fee schedules, our Parent Handbook and more, check out our Preschool 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.

Want to confirm when your child is eligible to start Kindergarten? Check out our Kindergarten calculator below.

Your child may begin kindergarten in September of

2020-2021 Preschool Registration

Details of our 2020-2021 Preschool Registration process are currently being finalized and will be shared with parents as soon as they are available.

2019-2020 Preschool Registration

If you are new to Northern Lights (no other children currently enrolled in our schools), please register using School Engage.

Detailed instructions for registering through School Engage are included in our School Engage Parent Registration User Guide.

If you already have children enrolled in a Northern Lights school, you can register your preschool student by logging into your PowerSchool Parent Portal account and clicking on School Engage in the bottom left hand corner of the screen. Detailed instructions are included in our Parent Registration Guide for Existing Parents.

Once you have accessed School Engage, please select the 2019-2020 Preschool Registration Form, fill everything out and submit the form. You will need to provide citizenship documentation as part of the process (birth certificate, passport, citizenship documents), so please have that available to upload. If you require assistance with filling out the form, please contact your school.

For tips on completing your registration form, please see the Tips for Completing Your Student Registration in School Engage page.

Once you have submitted your form, it may take up to five working days (Monday-Friday, excluding statutory holidays) for us to review your form and availability in the class you have selected. You may receive a call from our division coordinator during that time to confirm details.

Once your enrolment has been confirmed, you will be sent instructions on how to pay your deposit through School Cash Online. If you need assistance in setting up or using School Cash Online, please contact your school.

Your space in the preschool program will be held for two weeks from the date your enrolment is confirmed. If you have not made payment by that time, your space may be assigned to someone else.

If you are experiencing difficulty paying the fee on time or need assistance with applying for the Provincial Government's Child Care Subsidy, please contact our Division Coordinator, Glenda Bouvier, at 780-623-4414.