Early Learning Pre-K Program

Success Starts Early

Battle River School Division offers 4-year-old Pre-K programming in Camrose (Ecole Sifton School, Jack Stuart School, Sparling School) and Tofield (C.W. Sears School).

Programs run four half-days per week (Monday - Thursday) with hours of operation varying from school to school.  Busing is not available for Pre-K programs.

Children with birth dates between January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019 may enroll in the 2023-2024 program. (Programming for 3yr-old children who have met criteria for Early Intervention Support may be available. Contact us for information regarding whether your child may qualify.) 


Starting February 1, 2023, families can complete an “Expression of Interest” form through School Engage.  This will help our Early Learning team screen the information the families provide and determine the child’s eligibility in a program.  For families new to BRSD, you will need to create a new account to complete this form.  Please note, forms will be reviewed in order as to which we receive them.  

Starting March 1, 2023, families will be contacted by a member of our Early Learning team to follow up on their “Expression of Interest” and to discuss their next steps.  Based on the information provided by the family on the “Expression of Interest”, a member of the Early Learning team may offer you a placement in one of our BRSD programs or may need to gather additional information.  


Once a placement is offered, parents will need to complete a registration form and pay a $150 deposit (This deposit will be applied towards the final month’s fee payment).  Please note, a placement in the Pre-K program is not guaranteed until both the registration form and the $150 deposit are received, along with a copy of the child's birth certificate. Your space in the Pre-K program will be held for two weeks from the date the placement offer is made. If you have not registered and not made payment by that time, your placement may be assigned to someone else.  


Pre-Kindergarten is a pay-for-use program.  A $150 deposit is required at time of registration (this will be applied towards the final month’s fee payment).  Placement in the Pre-K program is not guaranteed until deposit is received.

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Government of Alberta Affordability Grant



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 *Additional Subsidies may be available*

In the current school year, BRSD received a Government of Alberta Affordability Grant of $75 / month per child and was able to reduce fees for families to $150 / month. In the 2023-2024 school year, we believe this grant will remain in place.  If the Government of Alberta Affordability Grant changes, BRSD will let families know. Without this grant, the monthly fee would be $225.

*Additional Subsidies may be available

  • Families with a household annual income of less than $180,000 can apply directly to applychildcaresubsidy.alberta.ca for a subsidy of $125 per month. (Some restrictions may apply.) 
  • For children who have met specific criteria for Early Intervention Supports as outlined by Alberta Education, families will receive an additional $25/month subsidy. BRSD will apply on your behalf and reduce your fees accordingly.

For more information please call Jerrit Brandt at 780-672-6131. He would be happy to assist you.