“Inclusion is a way of thinking and acting that demonstrates universal acceptance and promotes a sense of belonging for all learners.”

Alberta’s education system is built on a values-based approach which includes acceptance and  responsibility for all children and students.

Alberta Education strongly encourages schools to provide, as the first option, acceptance and inclusion of all students in regular classrooms, making classroom accommodations and curricular modifications as necessary. 

Inclusive Education Policy

Inclusive Education Video Series

Standards for Special Education


Pre-Kindergarten is for children who require additional supports to prepare them for Kindergarten and Grade 1. Children eligible include those:

  • learning English as a second language
  • requiring Francophone programming
  • gifted and talented
  • diagnosed with a mild, moderate, severe disability, or a language delay that is moderate or severe

Children with a severe disability or a language delay that is moderate or severe may start pre-Kindergarten at age 2 years 8 months. All other children may begin at age 3 years 8 months. Contact your local school board or independent ECS operator for more information about available programming and registering your child.

Resources for Adult Students with Disabilities

Please note that the ADHD Association does not endorse or recommend any program provided by school divisions or post-secondary institutions. Therefore, please research programs before you make your decision. Additionally, the websites are for information only and the user is responsible for evaluating the content and appropriate uses of the information.