FAQ

Teachers bring up the children to the classroom

Welcome song and attendance

Choose that days special person

First circle time

  • Letters, numbers, shapes, rhyming, science experiments
  • Discuss the current theme we will be exploring in class

Free Play

  • Water/sand/play doh
  • Painting/colouring/cutting
  • Blocks, construction
  • Music, literature
  • Puzzles/ fine motor skill toys
  • Science table
  • Imaginative play
  • Worksheets

Clean up

Bathroom break and wash hands

Snack time

Second circle time

  • Story time
  • Letter of the week (4’s)
  • Songs/music
  • Learning through games and activities

15 minutes in the gym

Class ends

For the safety of other children and staff, we ask that if a child is ill please keep them at home. Please call us and let us know if they will not be attending. If they display any of the following symptoms, they should NOT attend preschool:

  • Persistent cough
  • Vomiting
  • Green nasal discharge
  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Any contagious infections like pink eye, strep throat or any unexplained rashes

Children must be symptom free for 24 hours before returning to preschool. In the event a staff member feels a child is showing any of the symptoms above, you will be contacted to collect your child from the preschool.

We do not do field trips, however, while registering your child we ask that you sign a waiver that allows us to take the children to the back of the Church for activities, such as, chalk and bubbles.

NO we provide a healthy snack with water. We are very happy to celebrate your child’s birthday (or half birthday). If you would like to supply a store bought, prepackaged snack, please let us know. PEANUT/NUT PRODUCTS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE CLASSROOM.

We ask that you inform the staff about all medical and allergy concerns. If medication has to be left at the school you will be asked to complete a medication form. All medications are stored out of the children’s reach. If anything changes throughout the year please let us know so we can update your information.

There are no volunteering requirements, however we do have an open door policy and you will always be welcome into our bright and cheerful classroom. When possible we ask you schedule your visit ahead of time with your child’s teacher.
There are no volunteering requirements, however we do have an open door policy and you will always be welcome into our bright and cheerful classroom. When possible we ask you schedule your visit ahead of time with your child’s teacher. (During COVID-!9 no parent volunteers are allowed)

Music and Play
Music and Play Locally owned and owner-managed, Music and Play is Calgary’s leading performing arts school offering classes in all areas of the Performing Arts. These include Group and Private Music Lessons, Musical Theatre, Show Choir, Theatre classes and Dance classes for all ages. At Music and Play our students go beyond the notes, the words and the steps, and into the world of creativity and the arts!

Music Adventures
Music Adventure In this engaging music and movement program by Music and Play, students will sing, listen, move, play instruments and create their own musical world. Using a child-centered model and drawing on the Kodaly method and Orff Schulwerk, the concepts of rhythm, melody, form, and expression will be taught. Students will be exposed to many styles of world music and traditional songs. The Music Adventures curriculum has been created by Colleen Lindenbach based upon her 30+ years as a music education specialist in the public school system and as a private music teacher, conductor, and musical director.

Teacher - Stacey Hilscher
Stacey Hilscher A mother of two children, I am constantly reminded that every day passes quickly. As well that almost every moment can be intentionally FUN and a learning opportunity for us as caregivers AND our children. After my decision to switch my full time career from orthodontics dentistry to full-time Mom, I have dedicated myself to my children. We have such a small window to really impact and guide our children to be the best they can be! Music is all around us and after I experienced the Music and Play classes with my own children I knew where my passion was!
Completing many years of studying piano and alto saxophone, I’m so excited to share my love of music and many years of learning with parents and their little ones. Musical independence is one of the few gifts we can give our children; and they will appreciate and enjoy their whole lives. I’m excited to be a part of this journey with you and your own children!

In conjunction with our commitment to early intervention, we welcome Cindy Shyry-Hanik, Registered Speech Language Pathologist to our classrooms this year to conduct preschool screenings. During her visits, Cindy will be chatting and playing with students and assisting staff in identifying individual student needs. Cindy has been a speech language pathologist for 30 years and has a special interest is preschool and school age communication difficulties.

Program information will be provided at the beginning of each school year and parents can also speak to the preschool staff at anytime if you require more information.

Your Childs Speech and Language Development

Speech and Language Permission Form

In case of an emergency a member of the staff is to call 9-1-1 immediately.

Preschool Evacuation Proceedings will be as follows:

  • 1. Children and staff will leave via the closest exit and gather in the parking lot area for a head count.
  • 2. A designated staff member will check the washrooms and collect the attendance and portable emergency records.
  • 3. The group will proceed out of the parking lot, east on Baroc Road, then turn north onto a sidewalk up 53rd St to Dalhousie Drive. At Dalhousie Drive they will cross 53rd St and proceed south on 53rd St till they enter Dalhousie Station. They will proceed to Chapter’s Book Store at 5005 Dalhousie Drive NW. The Chapter’s phone number is 403-202-4600.
  • 4. Children and staff will take refuge at Chapter’s while parents are called to pick up their children.

School holidays and closures for this school year:

  • Thanksgiving- Monday Oct. 12th, 2020
  • Preschool Planning day – Tuesday October 13th, 2020
  • Preschool Planning Day – Friday Nov 20th, 2020
  • Remembrance Day – Wednesday Nov 11th, 2020
  • Christmas – last day of class for M/W/F classes – Dec. 11th returning Jan. 4th, 2021
    - last day of class for T/T classes –Dec. 10th returning Jan. 5th, 2021
  • Preschool Planning Day/Open House – Tuesday January 19th, 2021
  • Teacher Convention - Feb. 11th and 12th, 2021
  • Family Day - Monday Feb. 15th, 2020
  • Preschool Planning Day – Friday March 12th, 2021
  • Spring Break – Monday April 5-9th, 2021 returning April 12th, 2021
  • Good Friday – Friday April 2nd, 2021
  • Easter Monday – Monday April 5th, 2021
  • Planning Day – Tuesday April 27th, 2021
  • Preschool Planning Day – Friday May 21st, 2021
  • Victoria Day - Monday May 24th, 2021
  • Last day of class for Tues/Thurs. classes - June 17th, 2021
  • Last day of class for Mon/Wed/Fri classes - June 18th, 2021
  1. Before leaving home each day, please assess your child for Covid-19 symptoms using the screening questionnaire and check their temperature.
  2. Please arrive at the church only a few minutes before class starts. PLEASE only one adult per child. Doors will be unlocked 5 min before class begins and ends.
  3. All adults are required to wear a mask when entering the church, hand sanitize upon entry/exit and social distance where possible. Only 6 families will be allowed in the entrance at a time.
  4. Coat racks are located just inside the church doors. 5 minutes before class starts please start to make your way up to the sign in table at the top of the stairs.
  5. Before entering the classroom, we will confirm you have completed the screening questionnaire at home, your child’s temperature will be taken and their hands will be sanitized. If a child has a fever or exhibits symptoms listed in the screening form, they will be sent home immediately.
  6. If your child needs to be tested for COVID-19 or if they have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive, please inform the school of the results immediately.
  7. Parents can access COVID-19 testing for their child (with or without symptoms) by filling out the AHS Online Assessment Tool and booking a test.
    • Proof of a negative COVID-19 test result is not necessary to return to child care. A child that has a cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose or sore throat that is not related to a pre-existing health condition or who tests positive for COVID-19 is legally required to isolate for 10 days from the start of their symptoms, or until symptoms resolve, whichever takes longer.
    • If a child has a fever, cough, runny nose, shortness of breath or sore throat and is not tested for COVID-19, the child must be isolated for 10 days from symptom onset, or until symptoms resolve, whichever is longer. NOTE: It is always recommended that the parent seek testing for a child with symptoms of COVID-19.
    • If the child tested negative and has no known exposure to the virus, they must stay home until their symptoms resolve. If the child tested negative and has had an exposure to the virus, they are legally required to quarantine for 14 days from the exposure date.
    • Programs should keep records of children’s known pre-existing conditions. If a child develops symptoms that could be caused by either COVID-19 or by a known pre-existing condition (e.g. allergies, chronic cough), the child should be tested for COVID-19 to confirm that it is not the source of their symptoms before entering or returning to the program.
    • A child that has tested negative for COVID-19 does not need to be retested unless new or different symptoms develop.
  8. As well as our regular cleaning measures, all surfaces in the foyer, stairwell, washrooms and classroom will be disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer between classes. Please check out this link
  9. Many of our activities include painting, “messy crafts” (e.g. glue, glitter, markers, etc.). Please dress your child appropriately.
  10. Shoes (preferably running shoes) must be worn at all times. This is especially important as gross motor activities (running etc.) are scheduled daily in the gym area and fire drills are practiced regularly. Please label clothing and backpacks.
  11. We are very happy to celebrate your child’s birthday (or half birthday). If you would like to supply a store bought, prepackaged snack, please let us know.
    PEANUT/NUT PRODUCTS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE CLASSROOM. We are a nut/peanut free school.
  12. Please ensure any unnecessary personal items are not bought into the school. (ie water bottles, toys)
  13. If your child has an accident, you will be required to come in immediately and change them.
  14. There will be a $45.00 charge for NSF cheques. In the case of a withdrawal of a child, one full month’s notice is required in writing. The month of June will NOT be refundable. No rebate of fees will be given for temporary absences. Fees are the same for the months in which holidays occur. If we need to close temporarily for up to 14 days due to Covid-19, refunds will not be given. Thank you for your understanding.
  15. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child, they can only be addressed via phone or email in order to support social distancing guidelines. Contact information will be provided in our monthly newsletters.
Covid 19 Relaunch Guidance Preschools 2020-11
Covid 19 Information Alberta Health Ddaily Checklist

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