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Pre Primary Program Starting in September 2018

ACES is pleased to be one of nine SSRSB schools to be introducing the provincial Pre Primary Program in September 2018. This marks the second phase of roll outs across the province.

The Pre Primary Program is a play-based program for four-year-old children taught by trained Early Childhood Educators (ECEs).  ECEs will use the N.S. Early Learning Curriculum Framework and Educators Guide to deliver the program.  This is a developmentally appropriate and approved curriculum model used in an early learning environment.

Children will  be engaging in exciting and stimulating learning environments that are child-centered and led by their interests. Educators will create inviting indoor and outdoor environments and materials that encourage curiosity, discovery and wonder.  The Program’s philosophy is committed to inclusive practices that promote family, diversity and community involvement. The learning environments in Pre Primary practice caring and responsive approaches for empowering children in developing their abilities and skills through developmentally appropriate activities and expectations.

Eligible children for this program must be living in the school’s catchment area and be four years old by Dec. 31, 2018. This is a voluntary program. To register your child, please use the school registration form. You will need proof of address as well as your child’s birth certificate.

Pre Primary is the ABC’s of development it’s…




Each day is spent fostering social, emotional, intellectual and physical skills for life.



With the help of some great people and good insight ACES now has an outdoor classroom for all students to enjoy! Marci Ernst, Phys. Ed. and Reading Recovery teacher put a lot of extra time and effort into obtaining a grant to get the project off the ground. The Municipality of Chester and the South Shore Regional School Board were very helpful and supportive of it and many thanks goes out to Moving Your Earth Construction Ltd. in Fox Point as well as South Shore Sand and Gravel in Chester who made donations of time, equipment, and material to make the project a reality. Here are some photos taken since the classroom opened.