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 juice/water. For your child’s birthday you are welcome to bring in a treat but it MUST be peanut free and no cakes please. If prepared at home a list of ingredients is required.

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.

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.

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