LPSD has a commitment to learning. Early years are critical times of development for children. LPSD supports a Prekindergarten and Junior Kindergarten program to promote the healthy development of the whole child. Both programs are caring, developmentally and culturally responsive. The focus is on the healthy development of the child; social-emotionally, physically, intellectually and spiritually. Family members and caregivers are active participants in children's development and are invited to be part of meaningful family engagement opportunities including social and health supports as required. Prekindergarten is the shared responsibility of school divisions, community agencies, family members and the minister of education. LPSD believes strongly in the importance of early education and provides a Junior Kindergarten program as well.
The benefits of children engaging in early learning programs are plenty:
- Improved cognitive functioning
- Increased social skills
- Increased health
- Higher self-esteem
- Enhanced school readiness
Positive relationships between family and school are critical to student success. Research indicates that family engagement is the single most important factor in their school success. LPSD believes strongly in developing a healthy relationship with families and it starts with the programming provided for our young people.
To learn more about our early learning programs, please click here.
To view our Kindergarten Space Inquiry click here.