January 27th - 31st - "Intent to Register" process for children already in a Lethbridge School Division EEP, who will continue with a second year of EEP in 2020-2021. These children must have been attending EEP during the month of December in order to be considered as a "continuing child". All continuing children, including children eligible for PUF, must pay the $40 registration fee.
February 3rd - 28th – “Expression of interest” begins for new EEP students in west Lethbridge schools. This will be the same process as last year with a lottery process to determine spaces at schools where we do not have sufficient EEP spaces to meet the demand. A family may complete an expression of interest form at any of the west side elementary schools, regardless of the school they hope to attend in west Lethbridge. Families have the entire month and have equal opportunity for spaces regardless of when their expression of interest is completed. Parents will rate their preferences from 1 – 4 on the expression of interest form. NO registration forms are completed at this time and NO registration fees are accepted at this time. EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FORM
March 3rd - 6th - Drawing will occur for placement of children that have completed the “expression of interest” for west-side Early Education Programs.
March 9 - 27th - West side families will be contacted regarding EEP placement the first few days. They will then complete the registration process at the school site where their child will attend EEP by March 27th. This would include paying the $40 registration fee, providing the child’s birth certificate and completing the registration forms, etc.
April 1st onward - If families have not completed registration in west-side schools, as a result of the lottery process, open spaces will become available to those on the waitlist.
Minimum age requirements...
3 Year Old EEP - must be 3 by September 30, 2020
4 Year Old EEP - must be 4 by December 31, 2020