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Program Descriptions, Eligibility, & Schedule

Perfect for 2 & 3 year old students who:

  • are not yet toilet trained or
  • may experience strong separation anxiety attending a solo class or
  • are too young or are on the waitlist for the weekday PREP program

Program Highlights

  • A Parent and child attend the preschool program together and are led by a certified Early Learning Educator
  • Enjoy engaging learning games and activities with your little learners as they prepare for his/her solo preschool journey the following year.
  • Students will be exposed to our regular curriculum alongside their parents and other parents/students from the community.  Parents will even pick up a few things to practice at home!
  • Families receive Priority registration for the Prep program the following year

Child turns 3 by December 31st of the school year and toilet trained

Program Highlights:

  • Students focus on developing fine motor skills and developing letter/sound recognition.
  • We focus on building phonemic awareness and incorporating  pre-reading skills
  • Students ‘play with purpose’ by engaging in pre-planned activities, centres, and instruction.
  • Students work on daily worksheets
  • Centre-time activities include hands-on exploratory materials to develop age-appropriate cognitive skills and critical thinking skills while fostering each student’s love of learning and creativity
  • Parents receive 4 Progress Reports using our proprietary assessment tool derived from the Kindergarten and Grade 1 curriculum outcomes
  • Families receive Priority Registration for the following year in the Scholars Program for registered students and siblings

Child turns 4 by December 31st of the school year and toilet trained

Program Highlights:

  • New and past students build upon their knowledge of letter sounds and apply them to reading and writing skills.
  • Daily lessons focus on:
    • alphabet letter and sound recognition
    • identifying beginning letter/sound of a word
    • sounding out cvc words (consonant, vowel, consonant)
    • identifying and writing first name/last name independently,
    • recognizing and reading basic high frequency words
    • extending upon basic numeracy skills.
  • Students bring home our proprietary SMARTWORK binder which contain fun and simple games/activities to reinforce skills learned in class.   (Only Scholars II, III, and V)
  • When ready, students participate in our home reading program using proprietary levelled home readers and decodable stories appropriate for their age and reading level.
  • Parents receive 4 Progress Reports using our proprietary assessment tool derived from the Kindergarten and Grade 1 curriculum outcomes 

The difference in the Scholars I, II, III, and V programs is the frequency of days you attend. Each frequency has its own tailored lesson plans.  The more days the better, so Scholars V would be the most effective.

At this age, it’s all about routine and repetition.  We like to give the analogy of going to the gym, the more frequently you go, the better the results, however, just showing up on any kind of routine is still effective.

 

 

Scholars III 

  • our standard curriculum and pacing 
  • The curriculum is covered more than once and reviewed often to reinforce concepts
  • 2 off-site field trips
     

 

Scholars V 

  • students share the same curriculum and pacing as Scholars III
  • Scholars V students receive more one on one time
  • additional lesson plans and activities that provide additional practice for the two extra days per week
  • Students exposed to every concept for longer
  • The curriculum is covered more than once and reviewed often to reinforce concepts
  • students develop the best routine
  • Can serve as a Kindergarten replacement or supplement (Public Kindergarten is optional in Alberta) 
  • 4 off-site field trips

 

Scholars II

  • students receive the same curriculum as III and V but at a slower pace
  • less one-on-one time per child
  • 1 off-site field trip

 

Scholars I

  • students receive the core literacy and numeracy curriculum at a slower pace 
  • 0 off-site field trips

 

 

It ultimately depends on what can work with your schedule and the financial investment you are comfortable with.

Child turns 3 by the start date and toilet trained


Our summer programming is designed to avoid summer learning loss while having loads of fun!
Our Summer Program is a great place for children to sharpen skills, advance in existing studies or explore new interests. JumpStart’s focus will always be to prepare students for the upcoming school year by aligning with Alberta Curriculum concepts such as learning through inquiry. We achieve this mission by hiring Educators who not only share the same passion but also love working with children!

Program Schedule

Program Schedule
Discovery (Parented)
Sat. or Sun AM. - 9:15-10:15 or 10:45-11:45
Prep II
T/Th AM or PM
Scholars I
Saturdays AM or PM
Scholars II
T/Th AM or PM
Scholars III
M/W/F AM or PM
Scholars V
Mon - Fri AM or PM
Summer Program
M-F, MWF, and TTH options (click here to see summer program page)

Pickup/Dropoff Times

AM (Prep and Scholars)
9:00am - 11:30am
Dropoff: 8:45am - 9:00am, Pickup: 11:30am - 11:45am
PM (Prep and Scholars)
12:30pm - 3:00pm (extended care till 4:30pm available)
Dropoff: 12:20pm - 12:30pm, Pickup: 3:00pm - 3:15pm or 4:30pm with extended care option
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