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.

All assessments are completed by Foothills Creative Beginnings

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. 11th, 2021
  • Preschool Planning day – Tuesday October 12th, 2021
  • Preschool Planning Day – Friday Nov 19th, 2021
  • Remembrance Day – Thursday Nov 11th, 2021
  • Christmas – last day of class for M/W/F classes – Dec. 13th returning Jan. 5th, 2021
    - last day of class for T/T classes –Dec. 14th returning Jan. 4th, 2022
  • Preschool Planning Day/Open House – Tuesday January 25th, 2022
  • Teacher Convention - Feb. 17th and 18th, 2022
  • Family Day - Monday Feb. 21st, 2022
  • Preschool Planning Day/Open House – Tuesday March 18th, 2022
  • Spring Break – Monday March 21st-25th, 2022 returning March 28th, 2022
  • Good Friday – Friday April 15th, 2022
  • Easter Monday – Monday April 18th, 2022
  • Planning Day – Tuesday April9th, 2022
  • Preschool Planning Day – Friday May 20th, 2022
  • Victoria Day - Monday May 23rd, 2022
  • Last day of class for Tues/Thurs. classes - June 16th, 2022
  • Last day of class for Mon/Wed/Fri classes - June 17th, 2022
  1. Before leaving home each day, complete the Daily Health Checklist.
  2. Please arrive at the church only a few minutes before class starts. PLEASE only one adult per child. Doors will be unlocked 10 min before class begins and ends.
  3. Hand sanitizer is available 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. Please take your child to the washroom before class starts.
  5. Before entering the classroom, we will confirm you have completed the Daily Health Checklist 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. 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.
  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 March 2022
Covid 19 Information Alberta Health Daily Checklist

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