The Saskatchewan Ministry of Education's Pre-Kindergarten Program is a developmentally-appropriate early childhood education program for three and four year old children. Space is limited and children who would benefit most from enhanced programming are prioritized for enrolment.
Regina Public Schools offers half-day Prekindergarten program has a qualified teacher who provides play-based programming for 16 children for 10 months of the year. Programming focuses on holistic child development: social-emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual development. Regina Public Schools hosts a Pre-Kindergarten program in 24 of its elementary schools. Please contact the school nearest to you for more information.
Families wanting to complete and submit a Pre-Kindergarten application for their child(ren) are encouraged to do so in spring (i.e. April, May, and June), over the summer, and by the end of August. Completed application forms should be submitted at the school prekindergarten that serves their catchment area as identified using the School Locator and Map of Regina Public Schools Pre-Kindergarten School Boundaries/Attendance Area. The review of application forms submitted begins in late June and continues in late August with families informed of student selection by the end of September.
When schools are closed over the summer, completed application forms can be submitted at the Regina Public Schools Division Office with applications received forwarded to schools when schools reopen in the fall.
- Advertorial, Brochure, and Overview of Pre-Kindergarten Programs in Regina Public Schools
- School Locator
- Student Application for Pre-Kindergarten
- Pre-Kindergarten FAQs
- Speech-Language Screening
Early Learning Intensive Support Pilot
The Saskatchewan Ministry of Education’s Early Learning Intensive Support Pilot is a program for three and four-year old children requiring intensive support to meet their potential. A medical diagnosis is not required to qualify but there are a limited number of spaces available so not all children will be accepted to receive this support, factors such as the age of the child and other available services may impact selection. And, although children who are three or four years of age can attend the program, priority will be given to four year olds with preference to children who are not enrolled in another early learning program where intensive supports are being provided.
The half-day pilot program provides additional spaces and supports in a limited number of Pre-Kindergarten programs to provide opportunities for children to engage in inclusive learning with other children the same age. Support will be provided through a collaborative team approach to meet individualized needs and to promote strengths from learning and participation. The unique needs and circumstances of the child, the class and facility will be considered for each situation.
Please read the Early Learning Intensive Support Pilot brochure for additional information for families. To apply for the pilot program, please click and fill out the application form below and email it to the Coordinator, Intensive Supports firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information please email or call Regina Public Schools and ask for the Coordinator, intensive supports (306-523-3000). Additional information regarding the Children Communicating, Connecting and in Community pilot is also available through the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education.
Early Learning Deaf and Hard of Hearing Pilot
The Saskatchewan Ministry of Education’s Children Communicating, Connecting and in Community Pilot is a program to provide high quality learning experiences and interventions for preschool-aged children who are Deaf/deaf or hard of hearing. Additionally, siblings, cousins or family friends of a similar age, as well as children of Deaf/deaf or hard of hearing individuals are encouraged to apply in order to build communication and social skills and encourage ongoing learning and interaction. The program will provide early learning experiences for preschool-aged children, placing a priority on four-year-old children and including three-year-old children where possible.
The half-day pilot program is designed to provide an early learning environment which supports the attainment and development of language and communication skills for children who are Deaf/deaf or hard of hearing within an inclusive environment. Support will be provided through a collaborative team approach, including professionals who work to reduce communication barriers within a play-based, holistic learning environment. Children and their families will be supported to build connections within the deaf community, as well as the larger community.
Please read the Children Communicating, Connecting and in the Community brochure for additional information for families. To apply for the pilot program, please click and fill out the application form below and email it to the Coordinator, Intensive Supports email@example.com. For more information please email or call Regina Public Schools and ask for the Coordinator, Intensive supports (306-523-3000). Additional information regarding the Children Communicating, Connecting and in Community pilot is also available through the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education.
The Saskatchewan Ministry of Education Kindergarten program builds on early learning principles, paying particular attention to the environment and the roles of conversations and play in children's learning experiences. The teacher facilitates inquiry through children's play. Environments are carefully designed to inspire children to wonder, ask questions, and be curious; promote the holistic nature of children's learning; and encourage independence, responsibility, and participation.
Regina Public Schools offers full-day on alternating days programs and welcomes new Kindergarten students who will be five years of age or older on December 31st of the year they register. Regina Public Schools also offers French Immersion Kindergarten programs at some of our schools.
Regina Public Schools hosts a Kindergarten program in all of its elementary schools. Please contact the school nearest to you for more information.
Families wanting to register their child(ren) for Kindergarten are encouraged to complete and submit a registration for in late winter (i.e. March) with registration forms submitted at the school.
- Advertorial and Overview of Kindergarten Programs in Regina Public Schools
- Map of Regina Public Schools Elementary School Boundaries/Attendance Area (English Program and French Immersion Program)
- School Locator
- Registration Form for Kindergarten in Regina Public Schools
- Kindergarten School Calendar
- Kindergarten FAQs
Orientation Material for Kindergarten
- Welcome to Kindergarten
- Letter from the Director
- Kindergarten Folder
- Stepping into Kindergarten
- Transportation Brochure
- French Immersion Brochure
- Self-Declaration Brochure
- Speech-Language Screening
- Speech-Language Pathologists Brochure
Michif Early Learning Project Pilot
In partnership with Metis Nation Saskatchewan, Regina Public Schools is offering Mii Pchi Zaami (My Little Friends), an early learning pilot project, at McDermid Community School. Mii Pchi Zaami (My Little Friends) is designed to support the resurgence of Michif and Métis culture in providing children and their families access to Michif language development at an early age within early learning classrooms and an experience that will build a strong cultural Michif/Métis identity and increased academic success.
The half-day program is open to students throughout Regina with preference given to students who self-identify as Métis and families. Pre-Kindergarten students, children four years of age, attend Monday to Thursday mornings, and Kindergarten students, children five years of age, attend Monday to Friday afternoons. Children entering Mii Pchi Zaami (My Little Friends) will learn provincial curricula through a Michif/Métis perspective with a focus on play and exploration. Family engagement is a component of this program with family engagement essential for the revitalization of the Michif language.
For Pre-Kindergarten registration information, please click the following link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KiTOPjP85vCaH7jZsLjawvnIJaXcaYhn/view.
For Kindergarten registration information, please click the following link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1x4XZQ1M1Ie1IAv2MoA2ou4T3rBWW9osp/view.
Information regarding Early Learning in Saskatchewan developed by the Ministry of Education and/or Other Ministries as a support for early learners and their families:
- Parent Central
- Saskatchewan Early Years Plan 2016-2020
- Spaces for Exploring, Growing, Learning
- Your Child’s Social Emotional Development
- Your Child Plays, Explores, Learns
- Your Child and Language and Literacy Development
- Supporting Children's Literacy Development
Information regarding Early Learning in Saskatchewan and Regina available online as a support for early learners and their families:
- City of Regina: Regina Childrens Initiative
- Ministry of Education: Prek-12 Education, Early Learning and Schools
- Ministry of Education: Find a Licences Child Care Facility in Your Community
- OneStop Kid Shop
- 211 Saskatchewan
- The Regina Early Learning Centre
- Early Years Family Resource Centre
For additional information, contact Juanita Redekopp-McKeown, Supervisor of Instruction, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 306-523-3136.