The first six years of a child's life are important to their development and future education. Children who are cared for and have positive experiences during the early years are more likely to develop and learn in ways that help them meet their full potential.
Lifelong learning begins the moment we are born. The first six years of our lives are a time of unparalleled discovery. We learn about ourselves and the world around us. Our personalities take shape and we begin to lay the foundation of knowledge that will support us as we enter the education system.
Alberta Education is responsible for Early Childhood Services (ECS). ECS are educational programs for children under the age of 6 and includes Kindergarten, the year before Grade One and educational programming for children as young as 2½ years old.
Aspen View Public Schools provides Kindergarten programs in each of the communities it serves. As well, Aspen View offers the Great Beginnings pre-Kindergarten program at H.A. Kostash School, Thorhild Central School and Vilna School. Where Great Beginnings is not offered, Aspen View works collaboratively with community-based preschool programs.