All Northern Lights elementary schools offer a full-day Kindergarten program five days a week.

We enhance the provincially-mandated half-day Kindergarten curriculum with an Extension program based on Flight: Alberta’s Early Learning and Care Curriculum Framework.

The Kindergarten curriculum is taught by a certified teacher and follows Alberta Education’s Program of Studies. The Extension program is provided by our Extension Educational Assistants (EA’s).

How the time spent in each part of the program is divided up during the day may look slightly different at each school. For example, at some schools students may spend the morning focusing on the Kindergarten curriculum with their teacher, and the afternoon on the Flight curriculum with their Extension EA. At other schools, the teacher and EA may alternate throughout the day. Each school will share what the schedule looks like with parents prior to school starting in September.

When is my child eligible for Kindergarten?

The age of entry is 5 years of age by December 31 of the school year you are enrolling in. So to start Kindergarten in September 2021, students will need to be 5 years of age by December 31, 2021. The age of entry is the same for all school divisions throughout Alberta.

Want to confirm when your child is eligible to start Kindergarten? Enter your child's date of birth in our Kindergarten eligibility calculator below:

Your child may begin kindergarten in September of

2021-2022 Registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2020-2021 school year is now open!

Parents of our existing Care to Learn Preschool students will be sent an email informing them that a form has been assigned to them in School Engage. Please follow the instructions for Care To Learn Preschool students below.

If your child is not currently enrolled in our preschool program, please follow the instructions for new Kindergarten students below.

  • Note: Please ensure you are filling out the form for the correct year. We often have registration for the current year running at the same time as registration for the upcoming school year. If you fill out the form for the incorrect year, you will be asked to log back in and fill out the correct form.

Important Dates

March 8 Registration opens for the 2021-2022 school year
August 19 Schools re-open - Registrations received over the summer break are processed
September  School starts with introductory meetings and then staggered entry. Exact dates will be shared with families closer to the start of the new school year.


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