Parkland School Division (PSD) Early Childhood Services and the Wellness Initiative have developed a partnership with the YWCA YoWoChAs Outdoor Education Centre to create an optional Kindergarten program pilot that will get children active and in touch with nature while essentially extending a child’s kindergarten experience from half-time to full-time in the process.
The program responds to identified early childhood indicators that demonstrate a need for additional social and physical development programming within our division. This pilot also seeks to explore the impact on early learning using the natural environment as a place where curiosity, play, problem-solving and calculated risk taking can take place in a safe way.
Parent Information Night
A parent information night will be held for those interested in this program. A limited number of Nature-based Kindergarten spots will be available including some reserved spots for children with special needs. A tentative start date for this pilot is set for the week of January 18th. Further details on how to register will be available at the Parent Information Session.
Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Location: Parkland School Division, Centre for Education, 4603-48 Street, Stony Plain, AB