Play – it’s such a vital part of early learning that it’s in the name at West Edmonton Playschool. The teaching team knows that allowing children the freedom to explore, create and grow through fun and active play is key to starting them on the road to success in lifelong learning.
West Edmonton Playschool is a nonprofit, parent cooperative playschool that offers enriching and exciting learning opportunities for children aged 3 and 4. Students build social skills, develop a sense of self, advance intellectually and gain confidence. Class sizes are kept small to give students an optimal amount of individual attention.
The prime focus of the 3-year-old program is learning through play. Ample time is set aside for free play, to allow students to explore, interact and build independence. Structured classroom concepts like circle time, craft time, kindercook, gym time and outdoor play are also included.
The 4-year-old Kindergarten preparation program builds on concepts introduced in the 3-year-old program. This class offers more structured learning and focused tasks to help prepare students for the transition to Kindergarten. Journal time, science experiments, yoga and an introduction to Spanish are added to the regular classroom routines for the 4-year-old students.
Both age groups get the chance to help grow, nurture, harvest and eat their own fruits and vegetables using the school’s new tower garden system. Special guests, field trips and class parties are all important parts of the program at West Edmonton Playschool.
West Edmonton Playschool is operated by a volunteer parent Executive Board, and each parent is required to take on one volunteer role. The school participates in a casino night fundraiser to help keep tuition fees low.
The 3-year-old Bumblebees program operates Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 9 am to 11:30 am. The 4-year-old program offers two options – Caterpillars runs Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9:00 to 11:30 am, while Fireflies runs Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 12:30 pm to 3 pm. Registrations are currently being accepted for the 2019/2020 school year.
West Edmonton Playschool is proud to have been named a Top Edmonton Preschool by ThreeBestRated.
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