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Early Learning

Medicine Hat Catholic School Early Learning Programs (ELP) are offered by qualified and experienced staff for children starting at age 3. Morning and afternoons are available!

What do we focus on in Early Learning?

Social-Emotional Learning, learning to interact with others and to self-regulate.
Cognitive Development, learning to reflect, problem solve and imagine.
Language Development & Literacy, learning to communicate and develop emergent literacy skills such as listening, speaking and story-telling.

A day in ELP includes...

  • Sensory Play
  • Social Play "Learn to make a Friend"
  • Literacy & Numeracy Exploration
  • Dramatic Play
  • Outdoor & Physical Play
  • Build & Create

Our Early Learning Programs are faith-based supportive environments for children and parents that offer a safe and secure setting for children to develop independence, initiative, early literacy, and to develop socially.

Early Learning Program Videos

We believe that Early learning is the foundation for each child's journey toward becoming a lifelong learner. 

Medicine Hat Catholic schools warmly welcome children ages 3-5 years old from all faith backgrounds.

Programming for children with special needs starts at age 2 years and 8 months (as of September 1st)

Early Learning Programs are offered in all six elementary schools within our division. Children can attend mornings or afternoons with options to attend between 1 and 5 half days per week. Children can enter an Early Learning Program any time of the year!

Register your child today!


Our collaborative support team includes speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, certificated teachers, and early learning educators who are committed to facilitating learning through play by providing responsive programming in an inclusive environment.

Programming for children with special needs starts at age 2 years and 8 months (as of September 1st)

Online Registration

Registration opens on February 1!

To register a new student online, please create an account in SchoolEngage. After you have created your account, you will be able to select the form labeled 2024-2025 New Student Registration K-12.

If needed, please refer to the instructions provided on the New Student Online Registration Guide.

Note: Please have a clear digital (photo or scanned) copy of your child's Birth Certificate or Proof of Citizenship documentation for registration. Registrations cannot be fully accepted until the proper documentation is provided.