Nature Kindergarten

Welcome to  Elk Island Catholic Schools Nature Kindergarten. 

Nature kindergarten is an optional program available to children at Holy Redeemer and children in Ardrossan, Sherwood Park and Fort Saskatchewan (based out of Holy Redeemer); as well as Vegreville (based out of St. Martin's). This early years enrichment opportunity will allow children to spend the vast majority of their day outside, engaged in meaningful ways with their body, mind and spirit while located in a natural setting.

Children attend their community Kindergarten program THEN attend Nature Kindergarten on alternating days.

Working as a group of explorers, driven by their own curiosity children will be given outdoor opportunities for self-directed learning through play. Using multiple natural learning environments, children will develop confidence in their own abilities to investigate and to collaborate. Children will be physically active and engaged in movement skills that will facilitate their balance, stamina and strength.


Community children - $4000 per year.  

Children receiving Program Unit Funding from Alberta Education - $1000.00 per year.

This can be paid in monthly installments.


To register for Nature Kindergarten please do the following:

1a) Log into PowerSchool (if you have a PowerSchool Account) and click "SchoolEngage - Student Forms".  This will bring you into the SchoolEngage, our forms management system

1b) If you are a new parent recently registered with the division and do not yet have a PowerSchool account, please log directly into SchoolEngage at

2) Click on the graduation hat icon on the left and click the name of the student you wish to register for Nature Kindergarten

3) Click "New Form" beside the form titled "Nature Kindergarten Registration" and submit the form to the school hosting the program.

Additional Information

Click here for additional program information relating to the EICS Nature Kindergarten