PRESCHOOL (3 years +)
The Preschool program at the North Calgary Educentre, focuses on a holistic approach to development. Educators plan the program based on the children’s unique set of interests, needs and abilities.
An interactive daily circle time lays the foundation for learning and topics covered are incorporated into all areas including blocks, sand, water, manipulative, creative activities, dramatic play, music, stories, and nature trips.
Outdoor play is an integral part of the day. Children spend at least an hour each day exploring the outdoor environment. This includes walks, visits to nearby parks and playtime in the yard.
The children in this classroom are exploring new ideas and building on social and emotional skills that are the foundation for our Pre Kindergarten. We place an emphasis on problem solving and self regulation, which are critical for future success.
Physical development is supported through daily movement activities. During the week there are many opportunities to engage in planned programs including yoga, music and movement, walks and visits to natural areas.
The children often visit places of interest in the wider community.
Preschool lays the foundation for children moving into their academic years. Our program is based on Flight, the the Early Learning and Care Framework for Alberta. This is a whole child approach to learning that recognizes the significant role children play in their own education.
We are one of the last programs in Alberta to be fully accredited with the highest standard from the Accreditation of Early Learning and Child Care Services.
Teachers in this class hold a Bachelor of Education.
This is a full day program that is available from 7am to 5:30pm daily. Limited Part Time spaces are available. We work with families to meet their unique needs. Please inquire.
Located in Thorncliffe NW just off 64th ave and Centre St.