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2020/21 PROGRAMS

  • **NEW** Pre-Kinder Enrichment Program– Monday/Tuesday/ Wednesday/Thursday afternoons from 12:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. *
    • This program will focus largely on literacy and age appropriate STEAM based learning as we prepare your child for Kindergarten. 
    • Basic numeracy and sign language will be presented
      through daily activities and learning tools in the class. Monthly themes will be presented and supported through
      learning, literacy and activities.
    • **Please Note: Based on parent feedback we have opened up the age restrictions for this program. This class is now open to registration for 3-5 year old children.  Pre-kinder Enrichment will continue to focus on STEAM based learning activities & younger children may find some of the projects challenging. We will however work to accommodate those younger children ensuring that they have other tasks’ to focus on**
    • **NOTE: this class is currently FULL. We are now accepting names for the waitlist. Please e-mail info@stalbertcreativepreschool.com to add your childs contact info to our waitlist**
  • SunshineMonday/Wednesday/Friday mornings from 9:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. *
    • 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.
    • **NOTE: This class is currently FULL. Now accepting names for the waitlist**
  • 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).
    • **NOTE: This class is currently FULL. Now accepting names for the waitlist**

SESSION:

The St. Albert Creative Preschool runs from September 8th to June 18th 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!

2020/21 FEES:

Preschool 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. It is used to cover the cost of preschool programming, including field trips, special activities, and year-end scrapbooks.
    • If you withdraw your child from preschool prior to August 1st, your entire Program Fee will be refunded.
    • If you withdraw your child from preschool on or after August 1st, you forfeit the Program Fee and it will not be refunded.
    • Both the Registration Fee and Program Fee MUST be paid at the time of registration to secure spot.
  • Monthly Tuition Fee:
    • $175/month September through June (Sunshine);
    •  $140/month September through June (Rainbow)
    • $250/month* September through June (Pre-Kinder Enrichment Program) 
      • 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 three (3) fundraising events during the preschool year. The requirement will be each student to raise $65 for each fundraiser at three separate times in the 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 
    • There will be three (3) fundraising events held throughout the preschool year.
    • If you choose Option 1 or Option 2 above, you are required to provide a signed Fundraiser PAD Form upon registering your child for preschool. If you do not participate in a specific fundraising event, the corresponding cheque will be cashed by the preschool. If you participate in a particular fundraising event, then the corresponding cheque will be returned to you or destroyed. If you participate in all four fundraising events, there will be no out-of-pocket cost to you for fundraising.
    • If you choose Option #3, you opt out of all three (3) fundraising events entirely by paying a $200 Fundraising Fee due upon registration of your child.
    • If you are unable to meet each fundraising event of a minimum of $65 will result in your $65 being deducted from your account.

* Please Note: Parents who have volunteered to be an Executive Council Member on the Parent Board (i.e. President, Registrar/Vice President, Director of Finance, Director of Communications, Director of Fundraising, and Director of Operations) 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.

Click here to download the Registration Form

Click here to download the Tuition PAD Form

Click here to download the Fundraising PAD Form