LPSD Prekindergarten

Prekindergarten programs were developed in Saskatchewan to provide early educational supports for children aged 3 and 4 to lay the foundation for school success.

Consideration for Prekindergarten is based on criteria set out by the Ministry of Education. Submitting an application does not guarantee admittance.


Criteria for Admission:

  • Low family income
  • Single parent homes
  • Teen parent(s)
  • Family abuse/neglect
  • Alcohol/drug abuse in the family
  • Parents have less than a high school education
  • Family isolation
  • Frequent parent absence
  • Physical/mental health of parent(s) affects the family
  • Child experiences communication/language delays
  • Non-English mother tongue in the home

Program Focus for Prekindergarten programs:

Prekindergarten focuses on the development of the whole child - social, emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual development. Children are provided with opportunities to develop language and social skills through active learning and play. Daily activities are child-centered, choice-driven and language-rich. 

Program Components:

  • A developmentally-appropriate educational program based on Saskatchewan’s Play and Exploration Early Learning Program Guide.
  • Active, experiential learning through play
  • Child-centered, self-directed activities with choice
  • Small class sizes
  • Family engagement
  • Learning environments that respond to the cultures, abilities and interests of children
  • One teacher and one assistant responsible for each class


Important things to know about the program:

  • Classes are held at Barr Colony School
  • Class sizes in Prekindergarten are limited to 16 children.
  • There is no fee to Participate in LPSD's Prekindergarten program.
  • Prekindergarten is a needs based program. Students are accepted into the program based on criteria set out by the Ministry of Education. See the "Criteria" section for more information
  • Children must be 3 years old by Sept. 30 and reside within the LPSD attendance area to be eligible for admission to Prekindergarten
  • Transportation provided within the city limits
  • Children who will be five years old by Dec. 31 are age-appropriate for Kindergarten. 
  • Classes will be held Monday through Thursday for two hours each.
  • LPSD Prekindergarten applications for the 2022-2023 school year are now being accepted
  • If your child attended Prekindergarten in the 2021/2022 school year and they are not age-eligible for Kindergarten and you would like them to continue in Prekindergarten, you must fill out a reapplication form. Please click here to download the reapplication form.
  • Parents will be notified during the week of June 6-10  to let them know whether their child has been accepted or placed on a waitlist. Please see below to view the Criteria for Admission.

For more information about LPSD's Prekindergarten program,
please email contact Barr Colony School at 780-875-4054

Registration for Pre-Kindergarten

Families can register online via the form below, or may download the Pre-Kindergarten Registration Form here and drop the registration form at the school or call the school to arrange a time to register.

Pre-K Registration Form

Child's Home Address

Government regulations require a copy of the student's birth certificate be obtained for the student cumulative record.

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