Kindergarten is one of the most exciting times in a child’s life, and programs are available to all children. Ensuring each child makes a successful transition from home to school is a goal for parents and teachers. The purpose of Kindergarten is to provide learning experiences that are developmentally appropriate to meet the diverse needs of children and promote a positive attitude towards lifelong learning.

Registration Requirements

Children must be at least 4.8 years of age on September 1 of the current school year to be eligible for kindergarten programming (turn five years old before December 31, 2022.)

*Please only register your child with the group you intend them to move with through grade 12. It is inappropriate to register a child in Kindergarten with a preconceived plan to repeat for a second year. We ask that any parents who are considering this instead register their child for the Early Learning Program or to wait before registering for Kindergarten. 



Westwind offers Early Childhood Programs in six locations: Cardston Elementary SchoolMountain View SchoolSpring Glen Elementary SchoolMagrath Elementary SchoolRaymond Elementary School and Stirling School

*Cardston Elementary, Spring Glen Elementary and Mountain View offer full-day Kindergarten for rural students only.

For information regarding a specific program please contact the school closest to your home address.


Questions regarding children experiencing developmental delays prior to kindergarten entry should be directed to:

Sandi Letioa, Early Learning Supervisor,  (403) 653-5634 (Cardston, Mountain View, Hillspring, Glenwood, Magrath)

Sue Koegler, Early Learning Coordinator, (403) 752-3004 (Raymond & Stirling)