Children learn best in an environment where they can explore, discover and play. Our unique community location gives our playschool access to fantastic facilities, both inside the classroom, and out! Great spaces, combined with terrific teaching make a combo your child will love.
Play Based and Curriculum Guided
Play is the work of our children and is closely tied to the development of cognitive, socio-emotional and physical behaviours. Our teachers focus play and learning activities on scheduled themes. Our classes have learned about everything from planets and superheros, to life under the sea and fairytales.
Routines Support Success
We believe children learn through play, but we also see playschool as a chance to help children develop the important social skills that they will need as they grow up. Our classes use routines to help children master the behaviours that will set them up for success once they enter Kindergarten in a year or two.
Run, Spin and Slide!
Unless something special is happening, each class includes time for physical play, and that either means games in the gym or outside (if the weather is pleasant!) In addition to regular gym time, six ice skating sessions are held for each class, one day a month, from October through to March. These sessions are held for the first hour of class and a parent or adult of your choice is required to attend and supervise your child. Skating time is always great fun and provides a terrific opportunity for parents to socialize along with the children. But, skating is always optional - feel free to simply bring your child to the classroom after skating is over.
Working for Kids, Not for Profit
We are a parent-run, not-for-profit playschool which means our only paid staff are the teachers - school fees are completely used to cover operation costs of our program. We are incorporated as a society under the Alberta Societies Act and operate under the governance of an elected board of parent representatives. We produce annual financial statements which are available to our registered families by emailing email@example.com and we are bound to bylaws which have been approved by our membership (families registered in the school).
Want to check out the space where your child will play, learn and explore? We would love to have you come by for a tour! Tours are available by appointment only. During the school months visit us Monday - Thursday from 8:45am-9:15am or 12:15pm- 12:45pm. Please email Jenny at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your tour.
If you are looking to tour the school during the summer, email Jenny and we will coordinate a time that works for all parties. Please be mindful of the allotted tour time, our teachers are committed to starting class promptly at 9:30am. Come in and see what we are all about!