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Gone Fishing: Covid-19 Closure March-August

Due to the novel coronavirus Covid-19, all preschools, daycares, and schools K-12 in the province of Alberta are closed until further notice.

Preschool staff have been temporarily laid off. We will be in touch with all current preschool families once we are allowed to reopen. You can email questions to info@canmorepreschool.com. We will check email approximately once a week during the closure. If you require urgent assistance you can call our volunteer Board Chairperson, Rachel Lippitt – (403) 675-4045.

Registration for next school year is still open here on our website. The online system reflects current class availability.

We will send you all the details for the start of school in late August. Office hours will resume on August 31st. Preschool classes begin September 8th & 9th, 2020.

Thank you and stay well!

2020-2021 Registration Open Now!

Registration is open as of 1 Feb 2020! Please click the orange button to the right to register.

For more information about available board positions, please click here. Board members are guaranteed their child’s class placement and it fulfills your 4-hour per year volunteer commitment.

For more information about our AGM & Registration Night on March 4, click here. Families who attend AGM are placed in classes before those who do not attend.

 

POSTER AGM 2020

Registration Night & AGM – March 4, 2020

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

7:00 p.m.

Holiday Inn, 1 Silvertip Trail, Canmore. (Nakiska Room, Level P)

Thank you to the Holiday Inn for donating the meeting space!

In order to register for Preschool, and ensure your child’s place:

  1. In February, complete registration online, including the $45 fee.
    • Beginning February 1st, you will be able to complete your registration online here. You will be able to register for either 3-Year-Old Preschool (birthdays in 2017) or for Pre-Kindergarten (birthdays in 2016). And set up payment of your September program fees to be paid automatically on August 1st. Specific class placements will be determined by the Preschool after AGM.
  2. On March 4, attend AGM at the Holiday Inn.
    • We ask all families to attend AGM on March 4, 2020, and families that attend will be placed in classes before families who do not attend. The Annual General Meeting will last about an hour. We recommend attending without kids in order to focus on business and wrap up as soon as possible. We will provide childcare on site during the meeting for those who need it. Paper registration forms will also be available at the meeting for those who have not registered online.
  3. After AGM, as soon as we can, we will confirm class placements.
  4. On August 1, September program fees are due.
    • This will be set up through the online registration. If you cancel your registration before August 1st, no payment will be taken beyond the initial $45 registration fee. Throughout the school year, we require 30-days written notice of withdrawal or 1 month’s fees.

If you volunteer for the Board your class placement will be guaranteed, as well as fulfilling your volunteer hours for the year. Here are the positions that are available. Please call or email if you are interested in volunteering, or look for the sign-up sheets in the lobby.

The first order of business for the AGM is to make sure we have a full board for the coming school year. As a cooperative, non-profit organization, Canmore Preschool cannot operate without these volunteers. We have some returning members for 2020-2021, but some positions remain to be filled. We will not be able to make class lists until the board is full.

The second order of business is registration for the 2020-2021 school year. If there are too many applicants for a class, we will use a lottery system to establish the class list. Parents must attend the meeting for their child to enter the lottery. All families who do not attend AGM will be placed or waitlisted in the order they are submitted, as space allows after all those who attend the meeting.

After we make initial class lists following AGM, we continue to accept registrations on a rolling basis as space allows.

Thanks!

Seeking Board Members for 2020-2021

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. (You will still need to take your turns as parent of the day in rotation with the other families in your class.) Please call Lindsey in the office to volunteer – 403-678-2538.

Voting Members – attend monthly meetings:

RAFFLE COORDINATORS x2

  • Attend monthly meetings. Usually about 1-1.5 hours.
  • Organize the annual Rocky Mountain Raffle.
  • Solicit prize donations in September and into October – list of past donors to work from can be split in half between the 2 volunteers in this position.
  • Organize all donations into 10 prize packages, so that Lindsey can print tickets in late Oct to be sold at the Artisans Market and by preschool families in Nov.

 

Ski Lesson for Pre-Kindergarten – March 11, 2020. Mark your calendar!

Pre-K, get ready for a day of fun in the snow! On Wednesday, March 11, TrailSports and the Nordic Centre are once again hosting our Pre-K classes for ski lessons.

  • Pre-K will have no regular classes this day and should meet at the Nordic Centre for their 1-hour lesson. (See schedule below.)
  • Permission slips will be in cubbies in February. Please return them by March 4th.
  • Each child must wear a helmet.
  • Each student must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Depending on the ability and experience of your child, one adult could be responsible for 2-3 children.

This is always an exciting outing, and we hope you can join us!

Schedule:

  • Claire’s PreK AM Class – Arrive at 9am, lesson 9:30-10:30am
  • Carmen’s PreK AM Class – Arrive at 10:30am, lesson 11am-12pm
  • Carmen’s PreK PM Class – Arrive at 12:30pm, lesson 1-2pm

The Claire’s afternoon 3-year-old class will run normally at preschool.

Register for ongoing 3yo Preschool! We have space in afternoon classes January-June

IMG_6668We have space for children born in 2016 to join our afternoon classes in January 2020!

  • Mon/Wed 12:30-2:30pm or
  • Tue/Thur 12:30-2:30pm

Either class is $122.50/month.

You can register by clicking the orange button above to the right or at the end of this post. Questions? Call 403-678-2538.

The 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!

If you prefer a paper registration form, they are available at our office M-Th, 8:30-3:30.

Why attend preschool & PreK? Here’s what we offer…

The 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.

FUNCopy of IMG_4938

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.

SOCIALIZATIONDSCN1055

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!

register 2020-2021

Welcome Families – Preschool Starts September 10th and 11th

Preschool starts for PreK and the M/W Afternoon 3yo class on Monday, September 10th, and for T/Th Morning and Afternoon 3yo classes on Tuesday, September 11th.

The first day of class will be a short orientation accompanied by parents – if you didn’t already receive the details in your email, please let us know!

The second day of your class will be the first full, drop-off class.

Lindsey is back in the office as of September 4th, getting ready for students to arrive.

Payment will be due on the first day of class. We have emailed out the pre-authorized debit form, and will also have paper copies at your orientation.

If you have questions you can email info@canmorepreschool.com. See you soon!