Elementary Education

Child Study Centre

Child Study Centre

The Child Study Centre offers a Junior Kindergarten program for children between the ages of 3.5 and 5 (age of 4 by the end of February in the school year).

It has been part of the University of Alberta's Faculty of Education for more than 45 years. The involvement of Faculty of Education instructors and students is the landmark of this inquiry-based, exemplary program. As a laboratory school it provides opportunities for research in the area of early childhood and exemplifies excellence in contemporary early childhood education practices.

In addition to offering opportunities for in-depth investigation of children’s ideas, questions, and interests, the program also offers a play-based learning experiences, field visits, art, music, and creative movement.

Registration for junior kindergarten (preschool) is now open

(Children the age of 4 by Feb 28, 2016)

Registration for 2016-2017 Junior Kindergarten is now open, and there are still spots available for the afternoon class.

Registration forms can be found in our Forms Cabinet.

Child Study Centre Update

For your information, after 47 years of providing outstanding education to young children and preparing pre-service teachers, the Child Study Centre will be closing its doors on June 30, 2017. The Child Study Centre will continue to provide an exceptional program to all children enrolled for the 2016-17 academic year. No changes to the schedule, program or teaching staff will be made and your child’s enrollment in the Centre is secure for this academic year.

If you have comments and/or questions, please contact Dr. Maryanne Doherty, Department of Elementary Education Chair, at mdoherty@ualberta.ca or phone 780-492-5416.


Fall open house

Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Jr. Kindergarten.

You and your child can visit the classroom, explore the different learning areas, and meet the teaching staff.

Split entry & first full day

Wednesday, September 7, 2016: Half of the class will attend (last names A – L).
Thursday, September 8, 2016: The other half of the class will attend (last names M – Z).
Monday, September 12, 2016: First day of school for the entire class.
Thursday, June 1, 2017: Last day of school.