Early Education programming supports children with special education needs in building important skills and behaviours before Kindergarten.
Develop speech, language and motor skills
Learn to share, co-operate, be responsible, problem-solve, express themselves and make decisions
Develop positive attitudes toward learning
Develop a sense of confidence and self-esteem
Improved ability to socialize and play with others
Increased comfort interacting with other children and families from a variety of backgrounds and cultures
Half-day classes scheduled four days per week
Organized activities within a play-based learning environment
Flexible instruction based on students’ needs and interests
Supports like speech and language services, physical therapy, occupational therapy and school family liaison services available
Smaller classes for more targeted support
To be eligible for this programming, children must have mild, moderate or severe special education needs.
Children who have:
severe special education needs may receive programming if they are two years old or before January 1
mild or moderate special education needs may receive programming if they are three years old on or before March 1
A third year of programming in Early Education is also available for children with severe special needs.For more information about eligibility, contact a school offering Early Education.
All Edmonton Public Schools programming is based on curriculum determined by Alberta Education. Students enrolled in Early Education will receive the same high-quality education offered in all of our programs.
For more information about yellow bus service, contact a school offering Early Education or call Student Transportation at 780-429-8585.
Edmonton Public Schools is helping to shape the future in every one of our classrooms. We’re focused on ensuring each student learns to their full potential and develops the ability, passion and imagination to pursue their dreams and contribute to their community. Learn More»
Edmonton Public Schools
Centre for Education
1 Kingsway NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5H 4G9 780-429-8000