Great Beginnings

Great Beginnings

2021-22 School Year- Great Beginnings starts on September 21, 2021. Registration forms can be obtained on our website or call the school office to arrange pick up. You must provide a birth certificate as well.

Great Beginnings is an early learning opportunity for children 3-5 years old through a play-based environment

The Thorhild Central School Early Learning Team provides a supportive and enriching environment that fosters each child's social-emotional, cognitive, language and physical development. Our underlying philosophy is that children learn through play, and our goal is to provide many kinds of play experiences, supporting each child's progress at his or her own pace. 

Knowing that all children have strengths, we promote the positive accomplishments each child makes.  Children are encouraged to explore, discover and interact. Skills are developed in a non-prescriptive way to ensure that the child's needs are being met in ways that are developmentally appropriate.  

Program oversight is provided by a teacher, led on a daily basis by qualified Early Childhood Development Professionals and supported by speech/language, occupational and behavioral therapists.

Great Beginnings follows Flight: Alberta’s Early Learning and Care Framework (Play, Participation and Possibilities)

Our Great Beginnings Program is a part of Thorhild Central School and follows the Aspen View School calendar of instructional days.


  • Children between the ages of 3-5.
  • All children attending the program are screened to determine developmental needs such as
    • Speech and Language
    • Fine and/or Gross Motor Development
    • Emotional/Behavioral
    • Medical

Hours of Instruction:

  • GB runs this school year on Tuesdays and Thursdays afternoons starting at 12:30 pm. 
  • Parents have the option of enrolling their child on as many days as they would like.

Fee Schedule: 

  • Typically developing students pay $12 / registered session. Students who qualify for PUF funding are funded through Alberta Education.
  • Payment arrangements can be made with the Thorhild Central School office. 

If you have any questions about our program, feel free to contact Mrs. Leah Schryver  Email: l[email protected] or telephone at (780) 398-3610.

Aspen View GB Registration Package

Our Early Learning Team :

  • Principal - Mr. David Amiot
  • Teachers - Mrs. Leah Schryver
  • Inclusive Education Coordinator - Mrs. Rhonda Pawlik
  • Speech and Language Pathologist -Claire Burry
  • Occupational Therapist -
  • Educational Assistants -

Program Supplies :

  • 1 pair of non-marking sole shoes to stay at school
  • 1 change of clean clothes (shirt, pants, underwear) in a Ziploc bag to stay at school
  • 1 box of Kleenex
  • Lunch Kit - 1 healthy snack/1 water bottle - no juice boxes please

** All items need to have student’s name printed on them**

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