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PROGRAMS:

  • SunshineMonday/Wednesday/Friday mornings from 9:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. *
    *NOTE: The Sunshine Class for the 2019/20 School Year is currently FULL. Now accepting names on our WAITLIST. There is still room available in our Moonbeam and Rainbow Classes (see below).

    • This class is reserved for children who will be at least 4 years of age by December 31st of that preschool year.
    • These classes will be focused on kindergarten preparation. We will be focusing on a letter of the week, quantifying numbers one through ten, teaching the children the letters of their name/how to write it and encouraging independence through such tasks as putting on/taking off shoes.
    • Please Note: Child MUST be 4 years old by December 31st of the St. Albert Creative Preschool year and must be going on to kindergarten the following year.
  • Moonbeam Monday/Wednesday/Friday afternoons from 12:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. 
    • This is a split class and open to all children ages 3-5, and to accommodate siblings and friends wanting to be together.
    • In this class, one of our primary objectives is social learning: learning to share, take turns, sitting together in communal snack time and giving language to big emotions (frustration, excited).
  • Rainbow Tuesday/Thursday mornings from 9:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    • This class is reserved for children who are 3 or 4 years old.
    • In this class, one of our primary objectives is social learning: learning to share, take turns, sitting together in communal snack time and giving language to big emotions (frustration, excited).

 

SESSION:

The St. Albert Creative Preschool runs from September 15 to June 15 with a limit of 22 children per class. Students can enroll at any time during the school year as long as there are spots available in the class.

          Note: Children cannot be enrolled the entire day

 

A TYPICAL DAY FOR YOUR CHILD:

St. Albert Creative Preschool is a strong advocate of the learn through play philosophy.  Research and studies have shown time and time again the critical importance this play based learning has on a child’s social, cognitive, physical and emotional development.

Each class begins with circle time. (The class talks about the weather, discuss letters, numbers and dates, shapes and colors). Then the class branches off into center time, free play as well as snack. There are ample opportunities of learning at our various centres: maths at the sensory/water table, block centre and puzzles; art at the imagination table, craft centre and writing table; sciences at our science and nature table and on our excursions outside.  Our themes will change every two weeks, and as our themes change, so do our centres, toys and room setup. Nearing the end of class time, children will again gather together for circle time.

Both teachers work with all the children so the children feel comfortable with each of them. The children take turns being the special helper and doing “Show and Share”.

There are also plenty of opportunities to get involved and help out! Parents are always welcome at the Preschool!

 

2019/20 FEES:

Preschool fees are comprised of the following:

  • Registration Fee: $100
    • The $100 Registration Fee is an annual, per child fee.
      It is non-refundable.
  • Program Fee: $100
    • The $100 Program Fee is an annual, per child fee used to cover the cost of preschool programming, such as field trips, special activities and the purchase of toys and supplies for the classroom.
    • If you withdraw your child from preschool prior to August 1, 2019, your entire Program Fee will be refunded.
    • If you withdraw your child from preschool on or after August 1, 2019, you forfeit the Program Fee and it will not be refunded.
  • Monthly Tuition Fee:
    $170/month October through June (Sunshine and Moonbeam); OR
    $135/month October through June (Rainbow)

    • Monthly tuition is paid by Pre-Authorized Debit (PAD). It will be charged to your account on or about the 1st of each month.
    • If you withdraw your child from preschool less than two weeks before the first day of class, you will be charged the Tuition Fee for the month of October.
    • After preschool classes have commenced, one month’s notice is required to withdraw your child. You will be charged for any Tuition Fees due within the one month notice period. The preschool will not provide refunds of partial month’s Tuition Fees.
  • Fundraising Fee*:
    • There are THREE OPTIONS for fundraising:
    • OPTION 1: Participation Plan
      • No cost but requires participation in four (4) fundraising events during the preschool year
    • OPTION 2: Flexible Plan
      • Flexibility to decide throughout year which fundraisers to participate in and which to opt out of
    • OPTION 3: Complete Opt-Out
      • $200 Fundraising Fee due at time of registration
    • *Please Note: Parents who have volunteered to be an Executive Council Member on the Parent Board are exempt from any and all Fundraising Fees. They are, however, welcome and encouraged to participate in any and all fundraising events should they so choose. Parents who are elected to be on the board will have their fundraising cheques returned to them or destroyed.

Click here to download the Registration Form

Click here to download the PAD Form