Early Learning

Get a head start on school with our Early Learning Programs

Visit the Early Learning Website

Do you have preschool aged children at home? Early Learning pre-kindergarten programs are available in many of our community schools and we’re taking applications for the 2022-2023 school year. Our inclusive programs are focused on 3 and 4 year old children, and provide opportunities for early intervention.

What sets us apart?

  • Each Early Learning program has a certificated teacher with access to additional specialized services if needed.
  • Programs are housed within our community schools and children have access to facilities such as sensory rooms, gymnasiums, and librairies.

Is there a fee? 

  • Program fees do not apply to children who qualify for provincial funding.
  • Program fees do apply to Play Partners (children who do not qualify for provincial funding). Play Partner fees are assessed in the fall.

Who can apply?

Children who will be 3 years old by December 31, 2022 are eligible to apply.

How to apply

Submit your application online through SchoolEngage:

  • If you are brand new to Pembina Hills, go to SchoolEngage and create your Parent Account.
  • If you already have children attending school in Pembina Hills, you can access SchoolEngage from your PowerSchool Parent Portal. Click on Registration & Demographic Updates.

Once you are signed in to School Engage:

  • Click Add Student and enter your child’s First Name, Last Name and Birth Date.
  • In the menu under Students, click on your child’s name.
  • You will see the Early Learning Application Form – click the New button to complete and submit the form.

Apply now—New families             Apply now—Existing families

Is there busing?

​Parents are responsible for transporting their children.
*Some busing may be available​ under certain circumstances.​
Please discuss with your Early Learning teacher.

Program Locations

Busby School / B-PREP
Teacher Tanya Kaliel
Phone 780.349.2464

Dunstable School / D-PREP
Teacher Melissa Beattie
Phone 780.674.4401

École Barrhead Elementary School / PREP
Teacher Carmen Meinczinger
Phone 780.307.0506

École Westlock Elementary School / W-PREP
Teacher Gloria Victoor
Phone 780.307.0505

Eleanor Hall School (Clyde) / C-PREP
Teacher Nadine Stoyko
Phone 780.348.5341

Fort Assiniboine School
Teacher Nicole Dezaeyer
Phone 780.674.8565

Neerlandia Public Christian School
Teacher Jill Olthuis
Phone 780.674-5581

Pembina North Community School (Dapp) / PN-PREP
Teacher Raime Drake
Phone 780.954.3790

Swan Hills School / S-PREP
Teacher Nicole Dezaeyer
Phone 780.333.4471