Dalhousie Community Kindergarten is open to children from any community in Calgary. Our Open House will be on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 from 6:30 – 7:30.  At our Open House you will get a chance to find out about what makes our program unique, see our classroom and have your questions answered by staff and parents of the program.   Registration for Kindergarten students will take place on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 6:30 – 7:30.  All registrations are taken strictly on a first come, first served basis.  If there is any space available, Junior Kindergarten registrations (those students who are four years old by September 1) will be accepted starting February 5, 2018 in the Kindergarten office.  It should also be noted, the registrations of special needs students (those receiving Program Unit Funding) are handled a little differently, with registrations being accepted starting December 5, 2017.  Please contact us directly for details about this process and see more information below.

Feel free to contact us if you have questions or need more information at (403)288-1050 or dcakids@telus.net

Registration Forms:

2017 Registration Form

Out of School Care:

The Dalhousie Community Association operates an on site Out of School Care Program for children aged 5 and up. Please contact them directly for information. Click here to see an information flyer.

Transportation Subsidy:

Students who reside more than 2.4 km from our school may be eligible for a transportation subsidy. Please talk to us for more details.

KINDERGARTEN – Class hours will be 9:00 – 11:50 am daily.

  • To qualify for Kindergarten for the 2018- 19 school year, your child must be five years old before March 1, 2019 to start class in September.
  • A $50 non-refundable registration fee will be collected at the time of registration.
  • Program Enhancement Fee – Like other publicly funded kindergarten programs, Dalhousie Community Kindergarten collects a one-time program enhancement fee. This fee of $120 for students registered in the regular kindergarten program is collected at the time of registration, post-dated to May 30th. This fee is refundable with written notification prior to May 1st. The fee covers special materials, field trips, or guest speakers that provide program enrichment and are beyond the curriculum mandated by Alberta Education. Other fees may be collected during the year to cover additional enrichment activities or lessons (skating, swimming).
  • A $100 Volunteer Deposit fee is collected from all families in September. A cheque for $100, post-dated to September 1 is collected at registration. The fee is returned upon completion of specific volunteer duties.
  • To registration, please bring your child’s birth certificate, immunization card and Alberta Health Care Card. It is recommended that your child have the Measles/Mumps/Rubella immunization prior to entry into Kindergarten.  Also bring cheques for the three amounts noted above.

JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN – Class hours will be 9:00 – 11:50 am daily.

  • To qualify for Junior Kindergarten, children must be 4 by September, 2018.
  • Tuition for Junior Kindergarten students is $350 per month.
  • A $50 non-refundable registration fee will be collected at the time of registration.
  • Junior Kindergarten students will join our Kindergarten students in morning class as space permits.
  • Registration is taken on a first come, first served basis.

SPECIAL NEEDS / PROGRAM UNIT FUNDED (PUF) STUDENTS

Dalhousie Community Kindergarten values diversity in our classroom and we have a long history of welcoming students with a wide range of backgrounds and abilities. Within that context, our governing body, the Dalhousie Community Kindergarten Society has allocated two Kindergarten registrations specifically for students that receive Program Unit Funding (PUF) / are special needs students.

To enable a smoother registration process for these two special needs spots, registration for those spots will now be accepted before general Kindergarten registration which is typically at the end of January. Special needs registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis starting the first Tuesday of each December at 9:00 a.m. and will be held open until general kindergarten registration in January.  The first two registrations will be assessed by the Kindergarten Teacher to ensure program fit and could include a visit to the child’s current program.  Parents will be advised of their child’s full acceptance into the program in a timely manner.  All other subsequent registrations will be wait-listed in priority order to be considered if a special needs spot should become available.

Registration of special needs students for the 2018-19 school year will start Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at the Dalhousie Community Centre, 5432 Dalhart Road NW, Calgary, AB.