The primary purpose of preschool is to aid in your child’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual development.
These objectives are achieved through an emphasis on the following:
- Developing responsibility for belongings
- Being cooperative, sharing with others, taking turns
- Being courteous, prompt, friendly and helpful
- Sitting and listening quietly
- Talking in a clear, confident voice
- Having healthy attitudes towards community members (e.g., police, firemen, etc.)
- Adjusting and being happy in a group setting away from home
- Overcoming shyness and making new friends
- Controlling tempers and tears
- Having a feeling of self-worth and satisfaction in what is done
- Coping with feelings of anger, jealousy, frustration, etc.
- Developing large muscle control through games, exercises, and action songs
- Developing small muscle control through printing, scissor use, painting, etc.
- Establishing desirable health habits (e.g., hand-washing, etc.)
- Developing language and listening skills
- Increasing awareness of the world and the people around him/her
- Being able to think for himself/herself and sharing ideas with a group
- Developing curiosity, creativity and imagination
- Understanding and enjoying holidays and seasonal times
- Create art using different mediums (markers, crayons, glue, paint, playdough, etc.)
- Providing opportunities to mimic an example or create something completely original during the daily craft activities
Parkview Preschool is a non for profit and cooperative organization run by an executive committee of volunteer parents attending the program.
Currently, the Preschool accepts 16 children in the 4-year-old am program and 14 children accepted in the 3-year-old am program.
*According to licensing, children must be toilet trained.
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
3-Year-old Program (5 hours/week)
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)
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.