Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education is pleased to offer parents Kindergarten Programming.
The Kindergarten Program provides learning experiences that meet the developmental needs of all children. Children move through similar stages, but with their own pattern and at their own rate of development and learning. When children enter the Kindergarten Program there may be as much as a year's difference in age between the oldest and the youngest one-fifth of their lifetime!
If your child is five years of age on or before March 01, he or she is eligible for Kindergarten.
If your child is six years of age on or before March 1, he or she is eligible for Grade One.
Early childhood is a significant period in human development. It is the time when children begin to develop independence, initiative, decision-making, creativity early literacy and numeral skills, the ability to relate to others, verbal communication skills, and feelings of self worth! What young children learn at this stage will have a major impact on successful learning experiences in school, on personal development and on furture participation in society.
The Kindergarten religion program "In God's Image" consists of 8 modules containing 33 themes that can be sequenced by the teacher to best respond to the particular needs and interests of each class. The "Church Times" module is a sequential set of lessons that invite children to celebrate the Christian story as it unfolds through Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter. "In God's Image" uses the existing special moments and experiences of young children and affirms their religious importance. Throughout the day, children are encouraged to see "traces" of God in all their experiences.
Kindergarten Brochure http://www.mhcbe.ab.ca/documents/general/2015-16 Kindergarten brochure_2.pdf