“As a parent, you don’t know everything. I’ve been given suggestions and strategies. It’s great to have that support and I felt very grateful for it."

— Comment from a Palliser parent whose child is in an early learning program

Give your child the jump on lifelong learning! Register now

Early Learning Programs

Palliser Regional Schools’ Early Learning Programs will develop your child’s:

  • Social Competence
  • Language and Thinking Skills
  • Physical Health and Well-Being
  • Emotional Maturity
  • Communication Skills and General Knowledge

Kindergarten Programs

Palliser Regional Schools’ Kindergarten Programs focus on early literacy skills to develop and ensure your child’s success throughout school and life. Children entering kindergarten for 2017-2018 must be five years old by Dec. 31, 2017.

To Register

Contact the Palliser Regional Schools' elementary school near you to register. All Early Learning Program registrations are required to pay a $10 non-refundable fee.
Please bring your child’s birth certificate with you to register.

Check in at a Developmental Checkup

Palliser Regional Schools encourages all parents of preschool-aged children (3-5) to attend a free Developmental Checkup to assess the child’s developmental strengths and any areas requiring support. Please call the school to  book an appointment on the following dates:

Arrowwood Community  School
April 25, 2017
403-403-534-3825

Barons School
March 31, 2017
403-757-2579

Champion School
May 12, 2017
403-897-3831

Coalhurst Elementary School
April 28, 2017
403-381-3330

Dorothy Dalgliesh School, Picture Butte
March 28, 2017
403-732-5636

Huntsville School, Iron Springs
May 4, 2017
403-738-4522

Jennie Emery Elementary School, Coaldale
April 7 and June 2, 2017
403-345-2403

John Davidson School, Coaldale
May 5, 2017
403-345-3161

Milo Community School
May 3, 2017
403-599-3817

Noble Central School, Nobleford
March 29, 2017
403-824-3817

Sunnyside School, near Lethbridge
To be announced. Please call the school for information
403-327-9214

Vulcan Prairieview Elementary School
May 26, 2017
403-485-2074

Faith-based schools in Calgary
Please contact the school for information.

For general information about the early learning and kindergarten programs in Palliser, please contact:

Co-ordinating Principal of Early Learning Nathan Sillito
Phone: 403-485-3429
Email: nathan.sillito@pallisersd.ab.ca

Introduction to Early Learning

Our Partnership with Parents

Resources for Parents

Tips for Your Early Learner

Take a look inside a literacy-rich kindergarten classroom

Take a look at a a kindergarten class at Sunnyside School to see what a literacy-rich, play-based learning environment looks like.

You'll see a room full of joyful student playing games, having fun and demonstrating their readiness for Grade 1.