Nature ECS

St. Martin's Nature Kindergarten

Welcome to Nature Kindergarten

New for the 2019/2020 School Year

 

Nature kindergarten is an optional program available to our kindergarten students. This early years enrichment opportunity will allow children to spend the vast majority of their day outside, engaged in meaningful ways with their body, mind and spirit while located in a natural setting.

Children attend our Tuesday/Thursday (and some Fridays) Kindergarten program THEN attend Nature Kindergarten on Monday/Wednesdays (and some Fridays).

Working as a group of explorers, driven by their own curiosity children will be given outdoor opportunities for self-directed learning through play. Using multiple natural learning environments, children will develop confidence in their own abilities to investigate and to collaborate. Children will be physically active and engaged in movement skills that will facilitate their balance, stamina and strength.

Fees: 

Community children - $3900 per year.  This can be paid in 10 monthly installments ($390.00/month).

Children receiving Program Unit Funding from Alberta Education - $1000.00 per year.

Registration:

To register for Nature Kindergarten please do the following:

1a) Log into PowerSchool (if you have a PowerSchool Account) and click "SchoolEngage - Student Forms".  This will bring you into the SchoolEngage, our forms management system

1b) If you are a new parent recently registered with the division and do not yet have a PowerSchool account, please log directly into SchoolEngage at https://eics.schoolengage.ca/#/home

2) Click on the graduation hat icon on the left and click the name of the student you wish to register for Nature Kindergarten

3) Click "New Form" beside the form titled "Nature Kindergarten Registration" and submit the form to the school hosting the program.

Additional Information

Click here for additional program information relating to the EICS Nature Kindergarten

This early years enrichment opportunity will allow children to spend the vast majority of their day outside, engaged in meaningful ways with their body, mind and spirit while located in a natural setting.

Children attend their community Kindergarten program THEN attend Nature Kindergarten on alternating days.

Working as a group of explorers, driven by their own curiosity children will be given outdoor opportunities for self-directed learning through play. Using multiple natural learning environments, children will develop confidence in their own abilities to investigate and to collaborate. Children will be physically active and engaged in movement skills that will facilitate their balance, stamina and strength.