East Elementary School



Our Program:

Children learn by doing and play is their work. Kindergarten programs not only help prepare children for Grade One, but also set a foundation for later school success. Children learn how to interact with others and to see themselves as individuals and learners.

East Elementary Kindergarten follows the Alberta Education’s Kindergarten Statement to provide learner expectations in seven areas:

Early Literacy
Early Numeracy
Citizenship & Identity
Environment & Community Awareness
Personal & Social Responsibility
Physical Skills & Well Being
Creative Expression

View the Curriculum Page for more information regarding curriculum.

All Kindergarten parents are welcome to become involved in our School Council & Parent Association.

When Is My Child Eligible To Attend Kindergarten?
Children may begin Kindergarten at East Elementary in September if they are 5 years old as of December 31st of the respective school year.

What Are The Class Times?
After careful consideration and staffing allocations, we have decided to transition to a half-day kindergarten program for the 2024-2025 school year. Kindergarten classes will be held from 8:25 AM to 11:15 AM on assigned school days (please see the kindergarten calendar) instead of full days, as previously advertised. This adjustment will allow us to provide your children with a more gradual transition into the school environment, ensuring they have ample time to adjust and thrive academically, socially and emotionally.

How Do I Register My Child?
Registration for the upcoming school year begins in January, please contact the school office for the opening date.

At East Elementary School we offer a Full-Day (part-time) Kindergarten program. Programs offered depend upon sufficient enrolment, space and resources.

Supporting documentation (copy of birth certificate, and proof of residency) is required at the school when registering your child.

View the Registration & Forms Page to access the Registration Forms.

What are the Fees for Kindergarten?
$100 for the School Year

View the Fees & Payment Page for more information regarding payment.

What are the Supplies for Kindergarten?

View the Supply Lists Page.

What happens after I’ve registered for Kindergarten?
We hold an annual Kindergarten Parent Info Night, you will be notified ahead of time regarding the date.

Before the beginning of the school year, your child’s Kindergarten Teacher will contact you about the start of the year and any other specific information in relation to their classroom. Please contact the school office or our Kindergarten Teachers if you have any further questions.

Is Transportation Provided for Kindergarten?

Kindergarten students follow the regular Black Gold Regional Transportation policy. Full-Day Kindergarten students may be bussed on regular routes. There are some Leduc childcare providers who do provide transportation. Please call Black Gold at 780-955-6034 for more information and to arrange transportation or visit their website.

Field Trips:In Kindergarten we are happy to participate in many exciting Field Trip learning opportunities throughout the year. In the past these have included: Safety City, the Edmonton Zoo, Devonian Gardens and more!

Parent Involvement:
We encourage parent participation in our Kindergarten program. Volunteer parents help in many ways including: interacting with small groups of students, prepping class materials and supervising in-class presentations or Field Trips. Your involvement is greatly appreciated!

For specific information regarding helping in your child’s class, or any other specific program questions, please contact your child’s Kindergarten Teacher or our school office.