Early Childhood Services
The first six years of a child’s life is an amazing time in human development, when the brain is developing connections faster than at any other time in a person’s life. What young children learn during this stage will be the foundation to support learning and life successes.
Building on individual experiences and valuing parents as partners in education, kindergarten is designed to enhance children’s natural curiosity and lay the foundation for lifelong learning. Based on the belief that children develop at different rates, kindergarten provides learning experiences that meet individual needs.
Livingstone Range School Division offers kindergarten programs in all elementary schools for children 5 years of age on, or before, December 31st.
Early Learning Programming
Livingstone Range School Division offers a Reggio-inspired Early Learning Program, at Canyon School in Pincher Creek for 3 and 4 year old children. A Reggio-inspired program values every child as a strong, capable learner with an innate curiosity to understand their world. Children engage in play-based, hands-on, experiential learning activities designed to facilitate individual learning.
For children requiring additional supports, Livingstone Range School Division provides individually designed programming for young learners within all of our school communities.
Program Unit Funding (PUF)
Program Unit Funding (PUF) is provided to Livingstone Range School Division to support young children who are 3 or 4 years of age on or before December 31st in the year they are registering. Through Program Unit Funding, Livingstone Range School Division provides additional supports for children who have severe disabilities or severe language delays.
Building on individual experiences and valuing parents as partners in education, early childhood programs are designed to enhance your child's natural curiosity and lay the foundation for lifelong learning.