Francophone Preschool

Francophone Preschool

The francophone preschool educational program aims to provide learning through play which allows the child to:

  • participate in a preschool education program in French;
  • develop enhanced self-awareness and become more effective in satisfying his/her needs;
  • increase interpersonal/social skills through play;
  • develop his or her French language abilities ;
  • develop self-esteem;
  • be welcomed, with his or her family, in the francophone;
  • be prepared for admission to the Francophone Kindergarten Program.

Who can attend Francophone preschool classes?

  • Children at least 3 1/2 years of age.
  • Children should be able to use the toilet unassisted.
  • Children who are eligible for Francophone Education.

Eligibility Criteria

Your child may enrol in the preschool program if…

  • French is the first language of one of the parents or one of the grandparents;
  • You or one of your children have received primary school instruction in French;

Exceptional Circumstances: Please contact the School Board at 780-624-8855 to inquire about your child’s eligibility under Exceptional Circumstances.

Other services available:

Francisation: a specifically tailored approach for children requiring support with the French language.

Early detection: Possibility of assessing the developmental level of your child and receiving specialised services..

Transportation: Upon request, your child may access school bus transportation for travel to preschool in the morning, if they are 3 years and 8 months old on September 1st. Arrangements must be made for pickup after preschool.

Programs and cost:

The cost for one child enrolled in the Preschool for the year is:

Prématernelle des petits soleils
École Nouvelle Frontière, Grande Prairie

  • 5 half-days per week
  • $1000 / year

Prématernelle des petits bourdons
École Héritage, Falher

  • 4 half-days per week
  • $ 800 / year

Prématernelle des petits cœurs
École des Quatre-Vents, Peace River

  • 4 half-days per week
  • $ 800 / year

For more information :

Please contact the school board at 780-624-8855 or the schools.