Early Learning Programming

Early Learning at SKTA



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Kindergarten Program

St. Kateri Academy Kindergarten Program Information

Our regular half day Kindergarten program offers 475 hours of instruction in the morning or afternoon. We also offer a Full Day Everyday program (dependent on registration numbers) with 950 hours of instruction and a Progressive Program (half day programming up until Spring Break and then all day programming until end of June).


Highlights of our program include:

  • Learning through play approach
  • Inquiry Based Learning
  • Animated Literacy Program
  • Phonemic Awareness and Phonics Instruction Through the Principles of The Science of Reading
  • Kinder-cooking
  • Home Reading Program
  • Field trips
  • Parish Connection Through Priest Visits and Liturgies


*** NEW*** Alberta Education has changed the age of enrolment for Kindergarten starting the 2022-2024 School year. Children must be 5 yrs of age by Dec. 31/2023 to enrol. Click on the "Kindergarten Age Eligibility Calculator" to receive more information and to aid you in determining whether your child is old enough to attend kindergarten.*** NEW***


General Registration Fees for the 2023-2024 school year 

 - HALF DAY - No fee

 - FULL DAY - $325 month + lunch supervision fee. Children enrolled in Full Day programming attend school for the full day.

 - PROGRESSIVE - $97.50/month or $325/month (April, May & June) + lunch supervision fee.  Children enrolled in Progressive programming will attend half day kindergarten until spring break, after spring break your child will attend full days.

** The offering of Half Day PM, Full Day and Progressive programs is dependant upon enrolment and resources**


 August 29 and 30, 2023.  Your child’s first day of school will be provided at the end of June.

Child Care

McCauley Community After School Care Association provides Before and After School Care for students in Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 5.

Please see this flyer for more info!      McCauley Before/After School Care

Pre-Kindergarten Program

Register your child now for Greater St. Albert Pre-Kindergarten!

"Achieving Potential Through Active Learning”

Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) program offers learning opportunities in all areas of development. Led by certified teaching staff, educational assistants and specialized therapists, children of all abilities become confident learners. Your child will gain skills through play, inquiry, creativity, problem solving, social interaction as well as early literacy, language and numeracy activities.

Eligibility:  Children attend the year prior to Kindergarten (Children eligible for PUF funding can attend up to two years prior to Kindergarten).

Additional programming, therapy, and support for English Language Learners (ELL) is available for eligible children.

Achieving potential through active learning

Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools' Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) program offers learning opportunities in all areas of development. Our programs are instructed by certified teachers, who assist children of all abilities to become confident learners. 

Further learning supports may include:

  • Speech and Language Pathologists
  • Speech-Language Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Behaviour Consultants
  • Physiotherapists
  • Educational Assistants

Your child will gain skills through play, inquiry, creativity, problem-solving, and social interaction, as well as early literacy, language, and numeracy activities. 


To provide your child with an optimal Pre-K experience, all children participate in a developmental 'screen' to help us learn about your child's strengths and abilities. Your child will be involved in play activities with one of the Pre-K therapists. This process helps us to determine if your child qualifies for:

  • funded placement (by Alberta Education) to access additional supports for special needs, or
  • non-funded placement (a monthly fee required).

To sign up for a screening appointment or for more information about Pre-kindergarten, Email our Early Learning Consultant, or call 780-459-7711, ext. 114.


Schools offering funded Pre-K programs (PUF)

Bertha Kennedy Catholic School

Legal School

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Academy

Holy Family Catholic School