We are excited to announce Full-Time Kindergarten
Ecole Good Shepherd School is excited to announce in the 2021-2022 school year we will be offering the option of full-time kindergarten, in addition to our traditional two full days per week program. We have emailed all of our current Kindergarten registrants already, but we want to make sure all of the EGSS families are aware of this in the event it applies to any of your family or friends. Full-time kindergarten is the same days and hours as our full-time Grade 1-6 programming.
Students in this full-time program will benefit from full days of learning and exploration to develop literacy and numeracy skills in a safe, caring, faith-based environment with an experienced full-time teacher. In addition to superior literacy and numeracy development, our full-time program will allow for more time devoted to outdoor play, activity-based learning, and the remediation of delays in areas such as fine motor skills and speech.
Consistent day-to-day routines will help students to develop self-confidence, compassion, and an ability to work well with others by forming friendships and connections. The consistency of full-time programming can help students get the best start and offset some of the socialization challenges children and families experienced due to the pandemic. It may also ease logistical challenges for families with other students in our school.
The full-time program will not only improve learning, but will also enable children to be outdoors more, play more, and develop spiritually, socially, emotionally, and physically.
The cost for full-time kindergarten will be $250 per month ($2500 per year), considerably less expensive than other five-day per week learning options available in the community.
To complete an online registration inquiry for full-time kindergarten, please visit our registration page. Ensure you select full-time kindergarten programming (Monday-Friday/Full-Time) and do so by March 29, 2021. This full-time option will be subject to space availability and programming, and we will formally confirm your child’s registration by Thursday, April 1, 2021.
Other points to note:
- Children must be five years old by December 31, 2021 to enroll.
- We are open to all (Catholic and non-Catholic) who desire faith-permeated Catholic education.
- Registration in our kindergarten program guarantees placement in Grade 1 and beyond.