Early Learning

Get a head start on school with our Early Learning Programs: For 3 to 5 year-olds

We want every child to succeed in school!
Some children need extra help learning the skills they will use in Kindergarten… and over a lifetime of learning. Our Early Learning Program is for 3 to 5 year-old children who have mild, moderate or complex needs. In small, play-based settings these children receive instruction in specific skills.

Our program is designed and developed by a team which includes a teacher coordinator, program assistants, a speech language pathologist, a behavior specialist and an occupational therapist. Our goal is to meet each student’s individual needs.

We offer this program at four schools. Children without identified needs are welcome if space is available.
Visit our Early Learning website or contact our Early Learning Principal Shirley Craig at 780.307.0500.

Where do we offer Early Learning programs?

Dunstable School
DEN (Dunstable Early Nurturing)
Teacher Melissa Beattie
P. 780.674.4401

École Barrhead Elementary School – 5103 – 53 Avenue, Barrhead
PREP (Preschool Readiness Education Program)
Teacher Keri Messmer
P. 780.674.8518 ext. 6995 or 780.307.0507

École Westlock Elementary School – 10515 – 106A Street, Westlock
SPICE (Social, Physical, Intellectual, Creative and Emotional)
Teacher Gloria Victoor
P. 780.307.0513 or 780.307.0505

Eleanor Hall School – Clyde
C-PREP (Clyde Preschool Readiness Education Program)
Teacher Carmen Meinczinger
P. 780.348.5341 ext.5950 or 780.307.0506

Pembina North Community School – Dapp
READY-C (Readiness, Education And Development for Young Children)
Teacher Shirley Craig
P. 780.954.3791 or 780.307.0504

Who is eligible?

Children who will be 3 by September 1.
The program is available on a needs basis.
Please contact the Early Learning teacher in your area to apply.

Is there a fee?

There is no fee for children with identified needs.
There is a fee for typically developing children registered in the program.

Is there busing?

​Parents are responsible for transporting their children.
*Some busing may be available​ under certain circumstances.​
Please discuss with your Early Learning teacher.