Lakeland Catholic School District offers faith-based inclusive Early Learning programs delivered in both English and French Immersion for Preschool and Kindergarten aged children.
Our programs are offered in all four of our communities: Cold Lake, Bonnyville, Lac La Biche and Waskatenau. Preschool and Kindergarten are both offered at our Cold Lake, Bonnyville, Lac La Biche and Waskatenau elementary schools. Preschool with a gentle introduction to French is available in some of our schools - please check with your child's preschool to see if this is an option.
All of our Early Learning programs are based on a Reggio-inspired philosophy.
The Reggio philosophy is based upon the following set of principles:
- Children must have some control over the direction of their learning;
- Children must be able to learn through experiences of touching, moving, listening, seeing, and hearing;
- Children have a relationship with other children and with material items in the world and they must be allowed to explore; and
- Children must have endless ways and opportunities to express themselves.