Great Beginnings

Student and Staff working together

Great Beginnings is an early learning opportunity for children 3-5 years old through a play-based environment

The H.A. Kostash School Early Learning Team provides a supportive and enriching environment that fosters each child's social-emotional, cognitive, language and physical development.

Our underlying philosophy is that children learn through play, and our goal is to provide a variety of play experiences, supporting each child's progress at his or her own pace.

Knowing that all children have strengths, we promote the positive accomplishments each child makes. Children are encouraged to explore, discover and interact. Skills are developed in a non-prescriptive way to ensure that the child's needs are being met in ways that are developmentally appropriate.

Program oversight is provided by a teacher, led on a daily basis by qualified Early Childhood Development Professionals and supported by speech/language, occupational and behavioural therapists.

Eligibility

  • Children between the ages of 3 and 5

  • All children attending the program are screened to determine developmental needs such as:

    - Speech and Language
    - Fine and/or Gross Motor Development
    - Emotional/Behavioral
    - Medical

Hours of Instruction

  • Currently the program operates 4 mornings per week for 2.5 hours each session.

  • Parents have the option of enrolling their child on as many days as they would like.

  • We encourage Program Unit Funding (PUF) and Mild Moderate (MM) students to attend daily if possible.

Fee schedule

  • Fees for the 2016-17 School Year have been set at $12 per registered session.

  • Some students may be eligible for Alberta Education funding based on development assessment. H.A. Kostash School can assist with funding applications.

  • Payment arrangements can be made with the H.A. Kostash School office.

How to Register Your Child

  • Pick up a registration form from the front office at H.A. Kostash School or download from school website here.

  • Contact the Great Beginnings coordinator or the school principal if you have questions or require assistance. Please call 780.656.3820

  • Completed forms can be submitted to the front office at H.A. Kostash School

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