Kindergarten is a significant period in human development. Independence, initiative, decision making, creativity, the ability to learn, the ability to relate to others and feelings of self-worth all have their beginnings in early childhood. What young children learn at this stage will have a major impact on successful learning experiences in school, on personal development and on future participation in society.
Kindergarten FAQs, Registration & Preparation
Is your child entering Kindergarten at École Meridian Heights School this fall? Check out this list of Frequently Asked Questions to find out what you need to know about our Kindergarten program, and what you can do to help your child prepare for the beginning of their learning journey.
You can begin the Kindergarten registration process by visiting Parkland School Division's Registration page.
Parents and guardians may also wish to view this Kindergarten Summer of Fun Calendar and Welcome to Kindergarten Parent Activity Pamphlet for fun interactive activities that will help get children ready for their first year of school.
About English Kindergarten
École Meridian Heights School is also home to a regular English-track Kindergarten program for students in our attendance area. We are committed to the growth of skills and attitudes in each developmental area (social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and creative) and want your child's first year in school to be the best beginning filled with happy and successful experiences.
Our regular English Kindergarten program is highlighted in the slideshow and video below.
About French Immersion Kindergarten
Designed for students whose first language is not French, this bilingual education program is open to students who live in the western end of Parkland School Division. École Meridian Heights School provides programming for students from Kindergarten to Grade 9. Graduates of the program can participate easily in French conversations, move on to take French Immersion courses in high school, take post-secondary courses with French as the language of instruction, and accept employment with French as the language of work.
Our French Immersion Kindergarten program is highlighted in the slideshow and video below.
Canadian Parents For French Alberta (CPF)
Canadian Parents For French Alberta has made it their mission to further bilingualism by promoting and creating opportunities for students to learn and use French. The Parkland Chapter of CPF created the following presentation for prospective French Immersion parents to help them learn more about the French Immersion program and the role CPF plays in supporting it.