Inclusive Learning Services - Educational Programs

Home Education

Alberta parents enjoy a range of choices for their children’s education, including the option of
home education. Alberta’s School Act and its funding guidelines for education recognize the
central role of parents in the education of their children. No matter what your decision about
educational programming, your ongoing involvement and support represent a critical
contribution to your children’s learning.

In choosing educational programs for children, parents need to consider several factors:

  • children’s interests, learning styles, strengths and needs
  • the family’s beliefs and values
  • available program options: regular schooling, charter schools, private schools, or home education
  • costs and available financial support
  • time available to support a child’s education
  • legal requirements related to schooling.

Available on the Alberta Education website is more information. Please choose this link.

Our Division recognizes a parent’s right to choose home education as an alternative for their child’s education.

Administrative Procedures 220 outlines Canadian Rockies Public Schools guidelines on this program.

Kate Belford is the Home Education Coordinator and can be reached at


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Kindergarten Registration

Your child must be 5 years of age by December 31, 2019 to attend kindergarten in the fall of 2019.

Gearing up for Kindergarten

CRPS Kindergarten Options:

  • English Kindergarten / Full-time or Part-time (all schools)
  • French Immersion Kindergarten, Full-time or Part-time (ERS)
  • Waldorf-Inspired Outdoor Kindergarten Program (Alpenglow)
  • Combined English/French Immersion Kindergarten / Full-time (BES and ERS)

Choose the best option for the start of your child's learning journey:

Alpenglow School
(Waldorf-Inspired Outdoor Kindergarten Program)

Exshaw School

Elizabeth Rummel School, Canmore  (Early Learning School)

Banff Elementary School

Eye See…Eye Learn®

The Canadian Rockies Public School Division is pleased to announce that we are continuing to support the Eye See…Eye Learn® (ESEL) program.  The ESEL program is designed, in cooperation with your local optometrist, to help detect, diagnose and treat kindergarten aged children so they can see and learn to the best of their ability.

We recognize the important link between eye health and learning, and recommends comprehensive eye health examinations for all children, including those entering kindergarten.