Prekindergarten is a developmentally appropriate early childhood education program for three- and four-year-old children who may benefit from additional supports such as speech, language, and social development programming.
The program focuses on the development of the whole child — physical, social, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual. In prekindergarten children experience active, experiential learning through play and a comprehensive, integrated program within a prepared environment. Students, family members and teachers work together to foster the child's development.
Beginning in September 2022, our half-day prekindergarten class will focus on nature-based learning. The program will provide learners with indoor and outdoor experiences that nurture emotional, physical, and academic development while fostering curiosity and wonder. This approach to curricular learning includes a range of educational practices that are linked to improved academic achievement, holistic wellness, personal development, and environmental stewardship in students.
Prekindergarten helps children to:
- develop language and communication skills,
- develop problem-solving skills,
- learn to co-operate with others,
- make new friendships,
- prepare for the school environment.
When registering for the new school year, families are welcome to submit a prekindergarten application in the spring. Applications are also accepted throughout the year. Space is limited to 16 students and spaces are filled as they become available. All applications will be reviewed by the school team. Priority will be given to students who reside in the school catchment (neighbourhood) area, are of the appropriate age and most benefit from enhanced programming. Programs will prioritize these criteria and place four-year-old children first.
For more information about prekindergarten at Lawson Heights School please contact the school at 306-683-7340 or LawsonHeightsSchool@spsd.sk.ca.
To apply for prekindergarten, download and print out the application form. Return the completed form to the school.
To learn more about prekindergarten at Saskatoon Public Schools, download the prekindergarten brochure.