Below you will find important information for the upcoming Parkview Preschool year:
The Parkview Preschool is a not for profit and cooperative organization dependent upon parental involvement. The executive is a committee of volunteer parents currently in the program.
Currently, the Preschool accepts 16 children in the 4-year-old am program and 14 in the 3/4-year-old pm program. There are 14 children accepted in the 3-year-old am program.
*According to licensing children must be toilet trained.
Prior to Open Registration:
3-year-olds currently registered in the program may secure their position in one of the programs.
Upon Open Registration:
- First – Priority will be given to siblings of children previously registered in the program who live in Parkview/Valleyview.
- Second – Priority will be given to all new Parkview/Valleyview registrations.
- Third – Priority will be given to siblings of children previously registered in the program from other communities.
- Fourth – Children registering for the 3-year-old program must be three years of age and toilet trained by the first day of the school year. Registration of a child who turns 3 after September 31 and prior to December 31, of the school year will be permitted, provided there is space in the program. However, this child will not be permitted to attend until he/she has had his/her third birthday and the space is secured with payment.
- Fifth – Priority will be given to registrations from all other communities.
Changes in residency, prior to the school year commencing, will not affect placement in the program. All registrations taken after registration opens will be accepted in the order that they are received. Registration by proxy will be permitted.
Children registered in the 3-year-old am program are guaranteed a spot in the subsequent 4-year-old am program the next school year. Parents must get their child’s registration in before open registration begins or the spot can not be guaranteed.
Children registered in the 3/4-year-old pm program are guaranteed a spot in the subsequent 3/4-year-old pm program the next school year. Parents must get their child’s registration in before open registration begins or the spot can not be guaranteed.
4-Year-old Program Specifics
- Children must be four years of age by January 1, 2020. This is the current entry deadline for the school system.
- The program is offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:50 to 11:20 am
3-Year-old Program Specifics
- Children must be three years of age and toilet trained.
- The program is offered Tuesday and Thursday 8:50 to 11:20 am or Monday and Wednesday 1:00 to 3:30 pm (the afternoon class is a combination of 3 and 4-year-olds – 3-year-olds attending 2 days per week and 4-year-olds attending 3 days per week).
The goals of our preschool involve achieving developmental milestones in the areas of:
- Conceptual and Cognitive Development
- Motor Skills Development (Fine and Gross)
- Learning Creative Expression
- Executive Function, Task Completion and Focus
- Language Skills and Communication
- Psychosocial Development
These are achieved through classroom activities in our Preschool programs which includes:
- Free time to play and share toys, puzzles and books etc.
- Story time and songs with and without actions
- Exercising to music with tapes and rhythm instruments
- Crafts, painting, colouring and cutting
- Show and share (on assigned days)
- Class parties for special holiday days
- “Busy Bee” responsibilities
- Kindergarten preparedness
A Day at Parkview Preschool
Students and parents will become familiar with this process at drop off:
- sign in on the sheet by door (required every day – including phone number)
- assist with changing into indoor shoes (wet/muddy boots will go on a rack)
- hang coat and backpack on child’s hook
- child carries snack bag to classroom
- proceed up the stairs and wait with your child until teachers open the classroom door
Once the students are in the classroom, here is what a typical day will look like:
- free play time as children arrive – varied activities including puzzles, play dough, small imagination toys, building toys, etc.
- children assemble on the carpet for daily routines that include instructions about new activities, discussing current classroom themes, calendar and stories
- center time for children to explore, cooperate, create and play, where teachers interact and support learning objectives
- snack time – children wash their hands, find their place mat and enjoy a small, healthy snack together
- gym time – children regularly head downstairs to the gym for physical activity -dancing, sports and games
- show and share – during the last 10 minutes of class, the “Busy Bee” has an opportunity to present a special belonging that the class learns about through asking questions
At the end of class, the children will be released either from the gym or the classroom once a designated adult has arrived.
- check your child’s basket on the shelf above the coats for any mail/crafts to go home
Children enrolled in the 3-Year-Old program must be three years of age and toilet trained.
The program is offered Tuesday and Thursday 8:50 to 11:20 am or Monday and Wednesday 1:00 to 3:30 pm
3-Year-old Program (5 hours/week)
|Annual Fee||$1,200.00 (less $50 if paid annually – $1,150)|
Children must be four years of age by March 1st, of the school year they will be attending. This is the current entry deadline for the school system.
The program is offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:50 to 11:20 am,4-Year-old Program (7.5 hours/week)
|Annual Fee||$1,600.00||(less $50 if paid annually – $1,550)|
Parent Stay-At-Home Subsidy Program
Alberta Parent Stay-At-Home Subsidy Program
- The Alberta Government provides assistance to stay-at-home parents with preschool children who attend licensed early childhood development programs. This includes Parkview Preschool.
- A ‘stay-at-home parent’ is defined as a family where at least one parent stays at home to care for preschool children and does not work or go to school for more than 20 hours per week may qualify for this program.
- The maximum benefit available under this program is $1,200 per child per 12 consecutive months from the date an application is initially received by the regional subsidy office.
- Please contact Alberta Children’s Services at 780‑644‑9992 within Edmonton, Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 8:00 pm or http://www.humanservices.alberta.ca/financial-support/15104.html for more information.
What is The Process of Applying for a Government Subsidy?
- Families submit an online application through the Alberta Government Childcare Subsidy website: http://www.humanservices.alberta.ca/financial-support/15104.html
- Once the family’s application has been approved by the Alberta Government, they receive a reference number.
- The family provides the reference number to the preschool.
- Each month, the preschool submits a form to the Alberta Government.
- The Alberta Government deposits funds to the Preschool account and the Preschool Treasurer writes a cheque to the family.