Now Offering Little Flower Pre-Kindergarten!

event Published 2022-05-11T16:02:00.000Z

In order to better serve our families in the Okotoks and Foothills area, Christ The Redeemer (CTR) Catholic Schools is pleased to announce that we will be offering a pre-kindergarten program for four year olds this fall at St. Mary’s School.

The program, called Little Flower Pre-Kindergarten, will be offered on-site at St. Mary’s School in Okotoks and is open to all families living in the Okotoks and Foothills area, both Catholic and non-Catholic. 

Registration in Little Flower Pre-Kindergarten will guarantee your child’s placement in kindergarten at St. Mary’s School if that is your desire. Enrolment in Little Flower Pre-Kindergarten will provide a great start to your child’s learning and personal connection to the CTR family. 

The cost for families is as follows:

  • Five Days A Week Morning Program - 8:45 am to 11:45 am (Monday to Friday): $250/month (15 hours of instructional time/week)
  • Four Days A Week Afternoon Program - 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm (Monday to Thursday): $150/month (8 hours of instructional time/week)

Currently, the Alberta Government is paying $75/month towards fees for every child registered in a licensed daycare (all-day preschool) This discount is already reflected in the fees above. 

The fees above are the parent portion after the government reduction. Should the government withdraw the funding, the parent portion above would be increased. Further subsidies are also available through an Alberta government.  Visit our website for more information.  

Having your young child attend school regularly provides a unique opportunity to develop social and emotional skills as well as form important first school experiences in a safe and caring environment. Through Little Flower your child will:

  • explore, connect and grow through curriculum based on world-renowned programs such as Flight and the Reggio Emilia Approach;
  • develop early literacy and numeracy skills;
  • experience the world around them through nature-inspired activities and play-based learning;
  • develop fine motor and gross motor skills through connecting with others;
  • develop kindness and compassion through face-to-face relationships.

To enroll, students need to be four years of age by December 31, 2022. There is a $25 registration fee and space is limited. If you already have students enrolled in a CTR school, parents can log into their parent portal account and simply add your new student to our system using the PowerSchool Parent Portal to fill out the CTR Registration Inquiry Form. 

If you are new to Christ the Redeemer Catholic Schools, please create a School Engage account and register here: https://redeemer.schoolengage.ca/#/login After filling out the inquiry, parents will be contacted by the school for next steps. 

We are excited to offer this new pre-kindergarten program at St. Mary’s School to our Okotoks and area families. Visit https://stmarys.redeemer.ab.ca/littleflower for more details.