Early Education Programs

2024/2025 Expression Of Interest process update

Our 2024/2025 Expression Of Interest process ran until April 11, 2024.

Families who competed this process will receive placement information by April 19, 2024. If you missed the Expression of Interest process and would like to enquire about available spaces, you may call Kathy Knelsen at 403-380-5385 starting April 25, 2024.

Expression of interest process (pre-registration)

An expression of interest process (pre-registration) for the Division's Early Education Program will take place March 27-April 11, 2024. We currently operate Early Education Programs in 7 of our Elementary schools. Expected program locations can be found below. Families can select which school they would like their child to attend. A lottery will be held to determine the placement of children and families will be notified regarding the results. 

Early Education Programs in the Division focus on supporting children with identified needs, who meet the Alberta Education criteria for support in programming. Additional spaces open to the public, as they are available. These spaces do require a fee.

Families may complete an expression of interest (pre-registration) for children who are four years old by Dec. 31, 2024. Children that are three years old by Dec. 31, 2024, experiencing a moderate language delay or severe developmental delay that meets Alberta Education criteria, will also be accepted. If available, additional spaces for three year olds will be open to the public in May. Information will be shared on the Division website as it becomes available.

Interested families can visit the Division website beginning on March 27 at 8:30 a.m. to complete an online expression of interest form (pre-registration). 

Children who are currently attending a Lethbridge School Division Early Education Program will be placed first. 

Early Education Programs for Preschool-aged Children

Lethbridge School Division offers Early Education Programs that are developed on a hands-on, play-based, developmentally appropriate approach that recognizes that children learn from one another as well as responsive adults. Our programs provide a strong foundation in speech and language skills, as well as other areas of development, that allow children to learn alongside their peers. Children gain independence through proactive support and planning.

Parents may register children for an Early Education Program if they are four years old by Dec. 31 of the school year they are entering.  Children that are three by December 31, experiencing a severe developmental delay that meets Alberta Education criteria, are also accepted. Children are required to be fully toilet trained with some exceptions made for children with identified delays or medical needs. 

The Early Education Program Brochure for 2023/2024 can be found here:


For 2024/2025, the expected locations for EEP include:


Fleetwood-Bawden Elementary School


Galbraith Elementary School
Park Meadows Elementary School (a.m. class only)
Westminster Elementary School (p.m. class only)

Dr. Probe Elementary School (a.m. class only)
Nicholas Sheran Elementary School (p.m. class only)
Mike Mountain Horse Elementary School


  • For further information you may contact Kathy Knelsen at 403-380-5385