Black Gold School Division

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April 9, 2020

Black Gold School Division Pre-Kindergarten Program Changes

The 2020/21 Alberta Education Funding Framework has made many changes to the way funding is provided to school boards. As a result of these changes, Black Gold School Division has had to review its Pre-Kindergarten programs to ensure it can continue to provide the highest level of early intervention for its youngest learners.

The Division’s goals during this review were to:

  • Ensure equitable and predictable access for all children who qualify for early intervention within the Division.
  • Maintain small class size.
  • Maintain a general 3-1 adult-child ratio and individual supports wherever needed for safety.
  • Maintain access to Speech-Language, Occupational therapy, Physical therapy, and Psychology services for school staff and families to support programming.
  • Keep children as close to their home school as possible.

In order to continue offering high-quality early intervention, the way programs are delivered must change.  Therefore beginning in September 2020, all Black Gold School Division Pre-Kindergarden programs will only provide programming for children who qualify for Early Childhood Services (ECS) funding due to a delay or diagnosis. The Division will no longer be able to offer placements for typically developing children. 

To inquire if your child would qualify for early intervention or for more information about early development, please contact ECS Coordinator, Niki Gill by email: niki.gill@blackgold.ca or phone: 780.955.4534.

2020/21 Pre-Kindergarten Sites:

  • Calmar Elementary School
  • École Bellevue School 
    *Designated Pre-Kindergarten site for all Beaumont attendance areas and New Sarepta Elementary School
  • East Elementary School 
    *Designated Pre-Kindergarten site for Caledonia Park School, École Corinthia Park School, West Haven Public School
  • Linsford Park School
    *Designated Pre-Kindergarten or École Leduc Estates School, Willow Park School and Linsford Park School
  • Robina Baker Elementary School
  • Thorsby Elementary School
    *Designated Pre-Kindergarten site for Warburg School

Black Gold School Division Pre-Kindergarten Program Changes 2020-2021