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KinderPAL

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What is KinderPAL?

KinderPAL is an early learning program of choice for kindergarten-age students, located in select GPPSD schools.  The program provides full day, all day learning where your child has regular Kindergarten programming for half of their time and the other half is the KinderPAL experience; play and learn. KinderPAL programming provides a classroom setting where your child will experience peer-based play as they continue developing and growing their knowledge

Which schools offer KinderPAL?

KinderPAL is planned for:

  • Alexander Forbes School
  • Aspen Grove School
  • Crystal Park School
  • École Montrose (French Immersion)
  • Isabel Campbell Public School
  • I.V. Macklin Public School
  • Maude Clifford Public School
  • Riverstone Public School
  • Roy Bickell Public School
Programs will be offered at sites that receive sufficient registration. KinderPAL hours follow the school’s full-day bell schedule and calendar.

Parkside Montessori currently offers the opportunity for their kindergarten students to attend half-day kindergarten programming or add additional half days, up to full time, through the fee-based Casa dei Bambini program.

Who provides programming for KinderPAL?

A certified Teacher will provide Provincial Kindergarten curriculum instruction, and a certified Early Learning Instructor, along with an Educational Assistant, will provide the early learning KinderPAL programming. 

What if my neighbourhood school does not offer KinderPAL?

If your neighbourhood school does not offer KinderPAL, parents may apply to enroll at a school offering KinderPAL. Families will be responsible for transportation and students will be required to return to their neighbourhood school for Grade 1.

What are the fees for KinderPAL?

KinderPAL is a fee-based program. Families will be required to register for the full year. The program fee is $350 per month.

Does KinderPAL qualify for childcare subsidy or childcare expenses on your income taxes?

KinderPAL does not qualify for childcare subsidy. Please refer to Government of Canada – CRA Child Care Expenses Information to determine which expenses can be claimed on your income tax.

Download the KinderPAL Handbook:

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Register New Families to GPPSD

Families who have never had any children attend GPPSD

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Click the button above to create a  SchoolEngage account, add your students and complete the New Student Registration online form. By entering your address and choosing the Program - "English Programming" your child will be enrolled at your designated neighbourhood school. Students who are interested in KinderPAL check the box on the Registration form indicating you are interested in KinderPAL, register at their Designated School. Those interested Montessori, French Immersion or parent led Home Education please choose either program as their Overall Program Choice. 


Help links for new families:

Register Current Families

​Families that have other children attending GPPSD

Sign in to PowerSchool

Click the button above to register a new member of your family by going to the PowerSchool ParentPortal and access SchoolEngage on the left-hand menu. Add the new student and complete the New Student Registration form.

Families with children currently attending a GPPSD Preschool or Pre-Kindergarten program, will be able to indicate interest in the KinderPAL program in the form you receive via email to complete your 2022-2023 Registration. 

Help links for current GPPSD parents:

Register Returning Families

Families who did not have children attend the previous year

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Click the button above, to reset your password on your SchoolEngage account, then complete the New Student Registration form for your child.

Reset SchoolEngage For assistance on resetting your SchoolEngage account contact your school.