Early Childhood Services

Learning begins the moment we are born.  During the early years, children learn about themselves and the world around them.  Their personalities take shape, and they begin to develop the foundations of knowledge that will support them throughout their lives. Rich Early Childhood Programs provide the opportunity for children to begin their learning in developmentally appropriate environments designed to meet the needs of young learners.

Fort Vermilion School Division provides Early Childhood Services in each school offering Primary programming unless student numbers are insufficient.

Entrance Age

  • A child must be 5 years of age on or before December 31 of the current school year to be admitted to ECS.
  • A child who has documented mild or moderate needs will be eligible if that child is 4 years of age on or before December 31st.
  • A child who meets the criteria for ESL (English as a Second Language) identification will be admitted if that child is 4 years of age on or before December 31st.
  • A child who has documented severe needs will be admitted if that child is at least 3 years of age on or before December 31st.