1 year program offered as an alternative to Kindergarten
children must be 5 years of age AS OF September 1ST to qualify for Wilder-Garten
Wilder-Garten is a Kindergarten Enrichment program for children aged 5-6. We are a Reggio Emilia inspired inquiry-based Kindergarten program aimed at exposing children to experiences in nature to help them grow, develop and learn through an inquiry-based approach. Our curriculum is guided by the Alberta Early Learning Curriculum Framework and organically stems from children’s unique questions and interests. We focus on a holistic approach to teaching and learning that is developmentally appropriate and helps to prepare children for grade 1. Educators act as observers and researchers alongside children to purposefully plan for future learning opportunities based on students’ questions, interests, and needs. Inquiry promotes differentiation in learning and allows children to demonstrate their thinking at a rate that is developmentally appropriate.
Our program offers a balance of explorations in our indoor and outdoor environments. We use nature as a venue for play and exploration in all seasons, strengthening the connection between children and their natural world. Children and educators have many opportunities for planned and unplanned natural learning, such as when an eagle soars overhead or a slug crosses their path. This then leads to further discussion and learning in our indoor classroom. Our outdoor environment is more than just a place to play. The environment is essentially the third educator in the program that helps spark children’s natural curiosity.
WILDER-GARTEN 9:30AM-2:30PM, MONDAY - THURSDAY
4 DAYS - $772 (MONDAY TO THURSDAY)
A morning snack and a vegetarian lunch are included in the rates
WILDER-GARTEN + FULL-TIME CARE - 7:00AM - 6:00PM, MONDAY - FRIDAY
4 DAYS - $1027 (MONDAY TO THURSDAY)
5 DAYS - $1215 (MONDAY TO FRIDAY)
A morning snack, vegetarian lunch and afternoon snack are included in the rates
WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING ENROLLMENT FOR NORTH AND SOUTH LOCATIONS.
HOW TO REGISTER:
COMPLETE ENROLlMENT FORM
WITHIN 2 BUSINESS DAYS YOU WILL RECEIVE AN INVOICE FOR $150 NON-REFUNDABLE REGISTRATION FEE
UPON RECEIPT OF REGISTRATION FEE YOUR CHILD’S START DATE WILL BE CONFIRMED OR POSITION ON THE WAITLIST
Tuition is due on the 1st of every month, a $25 late fee is applied after 48 hours. We accept Visa, Mastercard, cheque and e-transfers for all monthly payments.
Tuition is based on an annual fee divided into equal monthly payments. Monthly fees do not change based on days attended or closures.