Prairie Rose School Division has a commitment to ensure that children in our region get a great start in school. In our larger centers (Bow Island, Foremost, Irvine and Redcliff) the division now offers Junior Kindergarten programs for all children who will reach the age of four by the end of February of the school year. Special needs children may be eligible to enter these programs at younger ages. In Oyen a community preschool program is offered in the school. Junior Kindergarten focuses on play to develop language, environmental awareness, creative expression, personal and social repsonsibility, math exploration and physical skills and well-being.