What is PRE-KINDERGARTEN?
• It is a free educational program for children between three and five years old
• It allows children to learn through play and exploration in a structured environment
• It helps children develop language, concentration, memory, social, fine motor and gross motor skills
• It actively involves the family in each child’s education through home visits with the Pre-K Home Visitor
• Pre-K classes will have access to Speech Language Pathologist services
Pre-Kindergarten programs support the overall development of children and focus on five key domains:
• Social-Emotional Development
• Language-Literacy Development
• Intellectual Development
• Physical Development
• Spiritual Development
When is PRE-KINDERGARTEN?
• Classes run for 2.5 hours
• Students attend regular classes from Monday to Friday.
• The program operates from September to June.
• New students are accepted throughout the year as spaces become available.
The times and days of each Pre-K program may vary. Please contact your school for specific information regarding the program format and application process. There are eight classes available in Meadow Lake and one in each of the below listed schools.
J.H. Moore Elementary (Lashburn)
Jubilee Elementary (ML)
Lakeview Elementary (ML)
Pierceland Central School
Ratushniak Elementary (Maidstone)
St. Walburg School
Pre-Kindergarten Application and Referral Form
Early Learning Intensive Supports (ELIS)
The Saskatchewan Ministry of Education’s Early Learning Intensive Support Program is for three and four-year old children with significant developmental delays requiring intensive support to meet their potential. A medical diagnosis is not required to qualify but there are a limited number of spaces available so not all children will be accepted to receive this support. Factors such as the age of the child and other available services may impact selection. And, although children who are three or four years of age can attend the program, priority will be given to four year olds with preference to children who are not enrolled in another early learning program where intensive supports are being provided.
Support will be provided through a collaborative team approach to meet individualized needs and to promote strengths from learning and participation. The unique needs and circumstances of the child, the class and facility will be considered for each situation.
To learn more about this program please see the family brochure.
To apply for the program, please complete the ELIS application form.
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