Sun West PreKindergarten

What Prekindergarten is:

Developmentally-appropriate education:

  • active, experiential learning through play
  • comprehensive integrated program within a prepared environment
  • child-centered, self-directed choice
  • focused on development of the whole child; physical, social, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual
  • Honoring of all cultures
  • Mixed age groupings
  • A minimum of 12 hours per week
  • Staff with teaching degree


A school-based team will meet to select children to be included in the class.

Who may refer children to the program?

Any agency, with the consent of the family or the parent(s). Parents may also refer their children to the program.


  • Heartland Health Region (Public Health Nurse, Family Support Worker, Early Childhood Therapist)
  • Ministry of Social Services
  • ECIP
  • Parent Support Programs
  • Parent Mentoring Programs
  • Self-referral
  • Schools
  • Licensed daycares and play schools

Frequently Asked Questions

Are all children eligible for prekindergarten?
No. Prekindergarten is a needs-based program with specific criteria for entry.

Where can referral forms be obtained?

Biggar Central School 2000, Outlook Elementary School, Walter Aseltine School, Westberry School, the Biggar Family Support Centre, Public Health offices, and the Sun West School Division Office. If a child is already attending a licensed daycare or playschool, the referral is done most effectively in consultation with that provider.

Student Support Services Supervisor: Carole Butcher