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Early Learning Program

Register Now for our Early Learning Program for the 2024-2025 school year. 


The Horace Allen School Early Learning Program offers 3- & 4-year-old children rich developmentally appropriate learning and play opportunities.

Our Reggio-inspired program values every child as a strong, capable learner with an innate curiosity to understand their world. Alberta's Early Learning and Care Curriculum Framework (FLIGHT) guides our Early Learning Program Curriculum. Play is a child’s work and is an integral part of our program. Play-based learning supports greater social, emotional and academic success. Play is recognized as UN rights of the child (Article 31). Play allows children to actively create, question and actively construct new connections that allows them to further their learning. When children are playing, children are learning. 


Our Early Learning Program is designed to be part of the school community. Early Learners have the opportunity to foster relationships with other classes through buddy reading, shared learning experiences and outdoor exploration. They also have access to the Learning Commons, Gymnasium & Music programs with Mrs. Neudorf when possible.  


At HAS Early Learning program, we believe that children learn best when they feel safe, calm, and loved. We do our best to create an environment in which each child feels valued and is a respected member of our classroom community. We encourage children to develop social skills including self-control, respect for others, and positive self-esteem. Children explore, create, process their everyday experiences in an environment where they are respected and valued. 


Our commitment to a Reggio-inspired, play-based, developmentally appropriate curriculum ensures that activities are child-centered and promote positive social interactions. The learning environment is set up to encourage positive behavior, with consistent routines and materials that can be accessed and put away independently. Our environment is the third teacher and it is used to inspire children. It offers open spaces free of clutter, opportunities for collaboration, communication and exploration that integrates authentic materials and toys. It promotes hands-on learning that appeals to all senses and provides a variety of ways to demonstrate understanding. 

Horace Allen School has a strong belief in the benefit of outdoor play in the development of the whole children. Our Early Learning program values this belief and promotes outdoor play every day. We believe in the philosophy that there is no bad weather, just bad clothing. Children receive 30-45 minutes of outdoor play every day.

HAS Early Learning Program Flyer

For more information, please contact the school at 403-563-3998.

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Program philosophy:

  • Honor the unique nature of each child
  • Offer development in mind, heart, body, and spirit
  • Include outdoor learning experiences
  • Provide opportunities to play and learn through music, art, and movement activities

Program eligibility:

  • Children need to be at least 3 years old on or before December 31st of the current school year to be eligible.
  • Children are encouraged to be fully toilet trained with some exceptions made for children with identified developmental delays or medical needs. Please contact the school to discuss further.
  • Programming is available for children accessing Program Unit Funding (PUF) or mild to moderate support.

Program structure:

  • We are currently accepting registrations for children to attend a morning program, either 2 or 4 days per week. The program will follow the school calendar.
  • A minimum number of registrations are required.
  • Bussing is not available for the Early Learning Program.
  • Morning Program: Monday-Thursday, 8:30-11:30am, 2 or 4 days
  • Afternoon Program: Monday-Thursday, 12:10-3:10pm, 2 or 4 days

Program fees:

  • $77.25/month for children attending the 2 half-days/week
  • $154.50/month for children attending the 4 half-days/week
  • All fees are due the first of each month.
  • Fees can be paid on our website under School Cash Online SchoolCashOnline.com: Welcome
  • We are a licensed program - families may apply for subsidies. The Affordability Grant covers $75 of the monthly fee for all children.
  • Fees outstanding more than 30 days will result in a withdrawal from the Horace Allen School Early Learning Program.
  • Process for if your child joins our program half way through a month: If they start on the 15th or later, they will pay half of fee. This payment will be due to the office by cash or cheque since online payment is set up to receive a full monthly payment only. If they start on the 1st - 14th of the month, they will pay the full monthly fees.

Program supports:

  • Programming is overseen by a Certified Teacher. Children who may require additional support have access to a speech and language pathologist, occupational therapist, physiotherapist or other members of the Livingstone Range School Division Learning Services Team.
  • We value parents and guardians as partners in their child's learning journey.

Developmental needs for students:

  • If you think your child may need extra support, contact the school or the Early Learning Supervisor at 403-625-3356. Program funding is available for eligible children. 
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Register Online for 2024-2025

We are now taking registrations for our Early Learning Program for 3- & 4-year-olds for the upcoming 2024-25 school year! 

Register by clicking on the Registration Form link below.

Early Learning Registration Form

Early Learning Educator, Meagan Morency

We are excited to welcome Meagan to the Livingstone Range School Division team and to have her join us as the Early Learning Educator at Horace Allen School.

Meagan has an extensive background as an early childhood educator, project manager for a nature learning space, and is a highly skilled dance teacher. Her love for the outdoors and supporting children in a play-based environment makes her the perfect fit for our new early learning program.

Children and families will enjoy Meagan’s gentle nature and her commitment to help children reach their fullest potential.

Background and Qualifications:

  • Early Childhood Diploma
  • Early Childhood Educator (Supervisor) Level 3
  • Former Program Coordinator and Parent Educator
  • Former Early Childhood Educator
  • Nature Learning Play Space Project Manager