Registration Information

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Pre-registration for existing Care to Learn Preschool families began April 9th. Parents were emailed information on how to register using our new online registration form and the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

Registration for the 2018-2019 school year is now open to the public. Please register using School Engage by clicking HERE. You will need to provide citizenship documentation as part of the process (birth certificate, passport, citizenship documents), so please have that available to upload. 
Once you have submitted your form, it may take up to five working days (Monday-Friday, excluding statutory holidays) for us to review your form and availability in the class you have selected. You may receive a call from our division coordinator during that time to confirm details.

Once your enrollment has been confirmed, you will need to complete your enrollment by paying your deposit. This is the process you will need to follow:

  • You will receive an email with your Access ID and Access Password for the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Instructions on how to create an account and link your student to that account have been posted HERE. You will need to do this to access your student's ASN (Alberta Student Number), which you will need to set up an account in School Cash Online, or to attach your student to your existing School Cash Online account.
  • If you do not already have a School Cash Online account, please follow the instructions HERE (link goes to the Northern Lights Public Schools website) to set one up and attach your student to your account using their ASN.
  • You will receive an email notification from School Cash online when your preschool deposit is available to be paid. This may take up to 24 hours.

If you need assistance in setting up or using School Cash Online, please contact your school. Your space in the preschool program will be held for two weeks from the date your enrollment is confirmed. If you have not made payment by that time, your space may be assigned to someone else. If you are experiencing difficulty paying the fee on time or need assistance with applying for the Provincial Government's Child Care Subsidy, please contact our Division Coordinator, Glenda Bouvier, at 780-623-4414. 

2017-2018 Registration

If you wish to register for preschool for the remainder of this school year, please email caretolearnpreschool@nlsd.ab.ca

Program Information

Care to Learn Preschool is a provincially-licensed organization located in eight schools in Northern Lights Public Schools, including Vera M. Welsh Elementary School.

We are a developmental preschool, providing learning, growth and play opportunities for pre-Kindergarten aged children through music, arts and crafts, games, physical activity, early math and literacy centres, and more.

Our preschool program is designed to support families in their efforts to provide their preschool-aged child with the following essential skills: independence; decision-making; imagination and creativity; sense of community; communication; learning through exploration; problem-solving; feelings of value and self-worth; and relating to others.

A government childcare subsidy is available. Parents are not required to fundraise for the program.

At Vera M. Welsh Elementary School we offer a three-hour program for students.  Parents can choose to have their children attend two classes per week (Tuesday and Thursday mornings) or three classes per week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings).

For information about fees, please see our 2018-2019 Fee Schedule.

More information about our program is included in our 2018-2019 Parent Handbook.

Please note our preschool program follows the Northern Lights Public Schools calendar and there are no preschool classes on no school days.