Great Beginnings

Great Beginnings is a play-based early learning opportunity for children 3-4 years old.

Aspen View Public Schools’ early learning teams provide a supportive and enriching environment that fosters each child’s social-emotional, cognitive, language and physical development as per the Flight Framework developed by Alberta Education for early childhood programs.

The underlying philosophy of Great Beginnings is that children learn through play, and our goal is to provide a variety of play experiences, supporting each child’s progress at his or her own pace.

Knowing that all children have strengths, we promote the positive accomplishments each child makes as a Mighty Learner. Children are encouraged to explore, discover and interact. Skills are developed in a non-prescriptive way to ensure that the child’s needs are being met in ways that are developmentally appropriate.

The Great Beginnings program is implemented on a daily basis by qualified early childhood development instructors and supported by professionals in the areas of speech/language, occupational and behavioural therapy, as required. Program oversight is provided by a certified early childhood teacher.


• Children between the ages of 3 years and 4 years-7 months on September 1st 
• All children attending the program are pre-screened to determine developmental needs in the area of speech and language. Once enrolled, further screening is conducted in the areas of fine and gross motor development, emotional/behavioral development or medical.

Hours of Instruction

• Schedules vary from school to school, but are typically 4 half-days per week.
• Parents have the option of enrolling their child on as many days as they would like.
• Children receiving Program Unit Funding (PUF) or those identified with mild or moderate developmental needs will attend daily.

Fee schedule

• Fees for the 2020-2021 School Year have been set at $12 per registered session. 
• Some students may be eligible for Alberta Education funding based on a developmental assessment. 
• A Child Care Subsidy application can be made to the Alberta Government: Family and Social Supports.
• Payment arrangements can be made with the school office.

How to Register Your Child

• Pick up a registration form from the school office or download here
• Contact the school principal if you have questions or require assistance.
• Completed forms can be submitted to the school office.

Click to access the Aspen View Public Schools Great Beginnings Handbook

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