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Dave Barr Pre-K is a City owned licensed Pre-Kindergarten program for children aged 3-6 and has been running for over 30 years in Grande Prairie. 

Our main goals for our Pre-K programs are:

  • Help children adjust to new situations and class rules
  • Teach children ways to express their needs and to listen to the ideas of their peers
  • Teach children values like respect, honesty, and how to share, take turns, negotiate and compromise as well as to how to express feelings in a positive manner
  • Prepare children for kindergarten

Pre-writing skills are the fundamental skills children need to develop before they are able to write and read. Our Pre-K program will work on fine motor strength, pincer grasp, eye-hand coordination, “word families”, phonics and “dolch words”. 

The most important aspect about this program is that your child will learn the basics of reading and writing without pressure and stress so that they are ready for the next step!