Nature-based Kindergarten Program

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
Time: 6-7:30pm
Location: Parkland School Division, Centre for Education, 4603-48 Street, Stony Plain, AB

Click HERE for more information or go to the PSD70 Website at and click on the Nature-based Kindergarten Program icon.

Gr 3 Winter Camp Rescheduled

YoWoChAs logoDue to unforeseen circumstances the date for the grade 3 winter camp at Camp YoWoChAs has to be changed! We will be switching our February date (February 10th) to March 26th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you signed up as a volunteer, we are hoping that you can still help us out in March, but understand if you are unable to do so.