Programs we support
We conduct ongoing research to ensure we offer children the best possible learning opportunities and to show you the benefits of our programs. Right now, we are focused on helping young children build strong foundations for their future.
Research tells us early learning programs focused on curriculum outcomes help children develop both communication and social skills. Not only do these skills help them transition into Kindergarten, but they also increase their chances of having a positive K-12 experience.
Research tells us full-day Kindergarten ensures children receive the instructional and developmental time they need to build the learning-to-learn skills required for success in future grades. Although the Provincial Government funds half-day Kindergarten, Edmonton Public Schools provides additional funding to offer full-day Kindergarten at 20+ of its highest needs schools.
It costs approximately $100,000 to subsidize the other half-day of Kindergarten programming per classroom, per school - each school year. Since our launch in 2010 and through the generosity of Edmonton Public Schools' staff members and the community, we have raised enough funds to support and sustain six full-day Kindergarten programs at the following schools:
- Tipaskan as of the 2010-11 school year;
- Lauderdale and Mee-Yah-Noh as of the 2011-12 school year; and
- Beacon Heights, Calder and Princeton as of the 2013-14 school year.