Welcome to Kindergarten and Kindergarten Plus at LCSD. We also now offer Junior Kindergarten.
*We invite you to learn more about these exciting programs and how we prepare students for the future.
Kindergarten at LCSD
Welcome to Kindergarten in LCSD!
There is need to register for the upcoming OPEN HOUSE events. Everyone is welcome. Join us to learn more about our Kindergarten programming.
If you are unable to attend this event but looking for more information, please give one of our schools a call. Information provided below.
Lloydminster Catholic School Division has expanded regular English and French Immersion Kindergarten programming from 50% to 60%. That means MORE Kindergarten for your child. This expanded program, known as Kindergarten Plus+, it is offered at Father Gorman Community School, St. Mary's Elementary School, St. Joseph Elementary School and École St. Thomas. This allows for a schedule of three consistent full days each week resulting in an easier and more regular schedule for child care. The added time, about 20 days per year, includes small groups of students working with teachers to further develop their pre-literacy and numeracy skills. Each school's program is parallel, focusing on the physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual needs of your child. Your child will be exposed to a multitude of activities that promote individual growth and development.
*NEW in 2023 JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN (Little Learners)
Do you have a 4 year old excited about Kindergarten?
In JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN (Little Learners) program, children learn through exploring play centres aimed at developing the whole child. This opportunity is for families with four year olds joining us for Kindergarten programming. More information on Junior Kindergarten can be found HERE.
We welcome you to view a VIRTUAL TOUR of our SCHOOLS:
Virtual tours are pre-recorded.
Father Gorman Community School Virtual Tour HERE
St. Mary's Elementary School Virtual Tour HERE
St. Joseph Elementary School Virtual Tour HERE
École St. Thomas Virtual Tour HERE
Mother Teresa Early Childhood Education Centre Virtual Tour HERE
Kindergarten is the beginning of a child’s thirteen year journey to form their future. It is a time of wonderment, curiosity, enthusiasm and joy. As students enter Kindergarten in LCSD, each of these will be brought out in a way that allows your child to develop in his/her own unique way and bring out their love for learning. This is accomplished through a faith infused approach that ensures our mission statement comes alive in a way that is meaningful for four and five year old children. Your children will experience a play-based approach that focuses on numeracy and literacy skills, while ensuring children have ample opportunity to develop friendships with their peers. Our teachers create meaningful learning opportunities that look, sound and feel inviting for students to explore and inquire which enables them to find success in their learning and in developing their relationships. Kindergarten is truly special time in child’s life and our teachers and staff embrace this and bring it to life each day they spend with your child.
Ang Kindergarten ay ang simula ng labing tatlong taon na paghahanda sa buhay ng isang bata upang mabuo ang kanilang matagumpay na hinaharap. Ito ay ang panahon na kung kailan napupukaw ang kanilang pagtataka, kuryusidad o pagkakausyuso, pagkasigasig at kasiyahan. Sa pagpasok ng mga mag-aaral sa kindergarten sa LCSD, ang bawat isa sa mga ito ay mailalabas sa pamamaraan na nagpapahintulot sa inyong mga anak na bumuo ng kanyang natatanging sarili at pagmamahal sa pag-aaral. Ito ay nagagawa sa pamamagitan ng pagbibigay kahulugan sa pananampalataya na naging batayan sa pahayag na misyon na makakatulong sa pang araw- araw na makabuluhang karanasan para sa apat (4) at limang (5) taong gulang na mga bata. Ang inyong mga anak ay magkakamit ng kaalaman sa pamamagitan ng paglalaro na nakatuon sa pagsasanay sa pagbilang , pagbasa at pagsulat habang tinitiyak na ang bawat isa ay may sapat na pagkakataon na mapaunlad ang kanilang pakikipagkaibigan sa kanilang kapwa. Ang mga guro ay lumilikha ng mga makabuluhang pagkakataon na makakahalina sa mga mag- aaral na magsiyasat at magtanong na siyang magbibigay daan upang matamo ang tagumpay sa kanilang pag-aaral at sa pagbuo ng isang mabuting relasyon. Ang kindergarten ay tunay na espesyal na panahon sa buhay ng isang bata. Ito ay nagbibigay ng natatanging karanasan sa mga guro at iba pang miyembro ng paaralan sa araw-araw na kasama nila ang inyong mga anak.
Mother Teresa Early Childhood Education Center provides parents with the opportunity to register their child in a city-wide, full-time Kindergarten program. This full time Kindergarten program (for eligible children) is only offered at Mother Teresa Early Childhood Education Center. The program is parallel with Kindergarten Plus+ having additional time to further enhance student skills.
We see Kindergarten as a key phase in your child’s development. Therefore, we encourage you and your child to visit our Kindergarten programs and tour our schools prior to your child beginning school. Children who are five (5) years of age as of December 31 of the current year shall be admitted to Kindergarten.
More information on Kindergarten can be found HERE.
Junior Kindergarten at LCSD
unior Kindergarten is a play based early learning program. It is geared towards promoting school readiness and full of hands-on learning that helps develop the child as a whole. Through play we are building social emotional growth, cognitive strengths, fine motor development, early literacy skills and fostering a curiosity and love for learning at a very young age. Our Junior Kindergarten program offers a well rounded, structured classroom environment with many opportunities and a variety of play based activities and centers throughout each day. The program welcomes children who are 4 years of age by the end of December of that year.
Classes run two days a week with the option for morning or afternoon classes at your school of choice.
Monday and Wednesday morning class: 9:00am-11:30am @ Father Gorman Community School
Monday and Wednesday afternoon class:12:45pm-3:15pm @ École St. Thomas
Tuesday and Friday morning class: 9:00am-11:30am @ St. Joseph Elementary
Tuesday and Thursday afternoon class: 12:15pm-2:45pm @ St. Mary's Elementary School
Registration forms can be downloaded HERE and brought to the school you are registering with, along with required deposit.
JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION PACKAGE
More information on Junior Kindergarten can be found HERE.