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2019-2020 Registration Open Now!

We held our annual AGM & Registration Night on March 6, but we still have some spaces for children born in 2015 or 2016. Registration is now first-come first-served depending on what space is available.

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Seeking Board Members for 2019-2020

All positions filled! Thank you to all the volunteers!

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We are a parent cooperative run by a board of parent volunteers. Please join the board to have a say in our program! If you volunteer for one of the following positions, your child’s class placement will be guaranteed and the duties will fulfill your volunteer hours for the year. Please call Lindsey in the office to volunteer – 403-678-2538.

Voting Members – attend monthly meetings:
  • FUNDRAISING COORDINATOR
    • Oversees subcommittee members.
    • Organizes one spring fundraiser selling local products.
Sub Committee Positions – do not need to attend all monthly meetings:
  • RAFFLE COORDINATORS:
    • Solicits prize donations from a list of sponsors in August and September.
    • Organizes prize packages and applies for raffle license in October.
    • Duties are complete by December.
    • This position has been a team of two in the past, and can be split if you have a friend who would like to team up with you.

Register for ongoing 3yo Preschool! We have a couple spots open January-June

IMG_6668The four pillars of Canmore Preschool are –

  1. Fun;
  2. Socialization;
  3. Cognitive and Physical Development;
  4. Community.

Studies have shown that attending preschool has long-term positive effects on our children. Future education, relationships, careers, happiness…however you measure success, preschool provides a step up.

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And yet, our classes often look like playtime! The same studies have shown that the most effective approach to early education is a mix of teacher-directed activities and child-directed exploration. Children learn through play.

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As children learn to share and progress from parallel play to cooperative play, they develop their first friendships with peers. Along the way we demonstrate and encourage children to show respect and empathy – for themselves, their peers, their teachers, and visitors to the class – for everyone!

COGNITIVE AND PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

Body Moves class.IMG_2461With daily opportunities for social play, arts and crafts, stories, songs, physical activity either in the gym or outside, and games that teach colours, shapes, letters, numbers, counting, and patterning, we provide all the materials your child needs to thrive, develop new skills, and move up to kindergarten with confidence.

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As a non-profit, parent-run, licensed program, founded in 1972, Canmore Preschool has deep roots in our community. We enjoy having parents in the classroom, and welcome many community visitors each year – firefighters, librarians, Alberta Parks educators, RCMP… We want our classes to reflect the diversity and strength of our community!

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2018-2019 PreK and Preschool Schedules and Fees

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If you prefer a paper registration form, they are available at our office M-Th, 8:45-3:45.

Fundraising with Adventure Hub!

Choose from caving, dog sledding, ski rentals, guided hikes, tours focused on photography or food, or just buy a gift certificate – all of it supports Preschool!

Adventure Hub and their partners are proud to support community fundraising. When you book any Adventure Hub experience on this page a portion of sales will be directly donated to Canmore Preschool.

There is no deadline. Adventure Hub is here to help you discover your next adventure at any time. Our thanks to Tammera and Adam for setting this up!

Click below to browse available adventures:

Rocky Mountain Raffle 2018 – Tickets on Sale Now! 10 Fantastic Prizes

Tickets on sale now! With 10 fantastic prize packages thanks to so many generous local sponsors, the odds are excellent and tickets are only $5 each! The prize drawing will be held Dec 12th – just in time for spreading Christmas cheer.

Heartfelt thanks to all of our sponsors! Thank you, Bow Valley and beyond 🙂

1st Prize:        Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Deluxe Lakeview Room with Breakfast and Valet Parking ● Discover Banff Tours Sleigh Ride ● KAKE One dozen Specialty Cupcakes

2nd Prize:       Mountain Glow Spa Mani-Pedi & Facial ($230 value) ● Dr. Moldenhauer Philips Sonicare Toothbrush ($249 value) ● Bow Valley Straws Handcrafted Glass Straws

3rd Prize:       Canbow Motors Car Detailing, 2 Oil Changes, & Car Care Kit ● Bell B & O Headphones ($100 value) ● Craig’s Way Station $50 cheque

4th Prize:       Canmore Golf & Country Club 2 Greens Fees w/Power Cart ● Sports Experts EVO Spin Pro Indoor Trainer ($249 value, convert outdoor bike for indoor training) ● Canmore Nordic Centre 1 Adult Season Pass ● Rocky’s Photos Framed Print

5th Prize:       One Wellness Spa 60 Minute Massage ($140 value) ● Willow Flowers Gift Basket ($130 value) ● Canmore Tea Co. $25 Gift Card ● The Tin Box Sushi Roller

6th Prize:       Banff Springs Hotel Vermillion Room Saturday Brunch for 4 ● Norquay Family Tubing – 2 adults & 2 children ● Calaway Park 4 Passes ● Hijinx Toy Shop Chemistry Set (Ages 10+)

7th Prize:       Norquay Family Tubing – 2 adults & 2 children ● Sunshine Village Lift Tickets for 2 Adults & 2 Children ● Hijinx Toy Shop Robot Kit (Ages 8+)

8th Prize:       Juniper Lodge 1 Night Stay ● Discover Banff Tours Johnston Canyon Icewalk for 2 ● Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. $50 Gift Card

9th Prize:       Stoney Nakoda Resort 1 Night Stay w/Hot Breakfast Buffet ● Canmore Denture Clinic Hamilton Beach Pizza Oven ● Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. $50 Gift Card

10th Prize:     Hotel Clique 1 Night Stay ● Bell B & O Headphones ($100 value) ● Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. $50 Gift Card

Additional Sponsors:  Canmore Lube & Muffler Coast Hotel Stonewaters

All Proceeds Support Canmore Preschool providing early childhood education in the Bow Valley.

  • 2000 Tickets at $5 each.
  • License #512317
  • Prize draw: Dec 12, 2018

Labeling your child’s things? Order here and Preschool receives 20%

Some families have asked if we could participate in fundraising with Mabel’s Labels, so here you go!

No pressure, but if you would like to buy name labels for your child’s clothing, shoes, snack bag, etc, Preschool will receive 20% of all orders.

Visit http://mabelslabels.com/support-a-fundraiser and under “Select your school/organization” choose “Canmore Preschool Society” from the alphabetical drop down menu.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

 

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Concert, Bouncy Castle, Facepaint, Bubbles – End of Year Party! – June 22

It’s hard to believe that there’s only one month of school left before the summer break! We have another month of music classes with Tangle, visits to the Library, Rainbow Day, Teddy Bear Picnic, and plenty of outdoor time. Then on Friday, June 22nd, please join us from 10am to noon in Lions Park for our End of Year Party. Please arrive at 10, because Ms. Tangle will be giving a concert/puppet show including some of your children’s favorite songs from Preschool, perfect for all of us to sing and dance along with the music.

  • 10:00am-10:30am Show with Ms. Tangle McClaron
  • 10:30am-12:00pm Party!
    • Bouncy Castle
    • Facepainting
    • Bubbles
    • Freezies

Let’s keep our fingers crossed for good weather! If the weather doesn’t cooperate, we will have a back-up location booked. We will send out an email to all families on the morning before the party if we need to move to the back-up location.

We look forward to seeing you at the party!

Mothers Day Tea Parties – May 8 to 11

We have many little teapots, hear them shout ♥ Tip them over and pour them out!

We will be pouring tea for all preschool moms, May 8 to 11. Please drop off your preschooler at the earlier time listed for them to help set up for the party. Moms, please be on time for the party itself. Kindly make other arrangements for siblings. We hope this will be a special time to share with your preschooler!

  • Carmen 3yo AM – Tues, May 8: Drop off at 9, party 9:30-10:30am
  • Carmen PreK PM – Tues, May 8: Drop off at 12:30, party 1-2pm
  • Carmen PreK AM – Wed, May 9: Drop off at 9, party 9:30-10:30am
  • Claire 3yo AM – Thurs, May 10: Drop off at 9, party 9:30-10:30am
  • Claire 3yo PM – Thurs, May 10: Drop off at 12:30, party 1-2pm
  • Claire PreK AM – Fri, May 11: Drop off at 9, party 9:30-10:30am