Nature Kindergarten Open House For 2018-2019

Parkland School Division (PSD) Early Childhood Services has developed a partnership with Muir Lake School and Scouts Canada Camp (at Chickakoo Lake Recreation Area) to create an optional Kindergarten program that will get children active and in touch with nature while essentially extending a child's kindergarten experience from half-time to full-time in the process.

The program responds to identified early childhood indicators that demonstrate a need for additional social and physical development programming within our division. This pilot also seeks to explore the impact on early learning using the natural environment as a place where curiosity, play, problem-solving and calculated risk-taking can take place in a safe way.

2018 - 2019 Open House 

An open house for Nature Kindergarten will be held at Muir Lake School prior to the school's Open House for mainstream Kindergarten on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. A bus will be leaving the school at 5pm to take interested families to the Boy Scout Camp at Chicakoo Lake to check out the facilities. If you are interested in having your child on our wait list, please call the numbers below.

Nature Kindergarten Open House

Date: Wednesday, April 11
Time: 5-6pm
Location: Boy Scout Camp, Chickacoo Lake Recreation Area

Muir Lake Kindergarten Open House 

Date: Wednesday, April 11
Time: 6-7pm
Location: Muir Lake School (53422 AB-779, Stony Plain, AB, T7X 2Y5)

Learn More

For further details about this program, visit the Division's Nature Kindergarten webpage.

For more information contact:

Raelene Finlayson
Early Childhood Development Supervisor
Phone: 780-999-4785


Haefa Onaissi
Support and Mentor Coordinator
Phone: 780-963-8406