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What are the duties of the parents as part of a parent co-operative?
Can I bring my younger children to class?
What is a typical class like?
How often do children go on field trips?
How do I register my child?
What are the age requirements for enrolment?

 
What are the duties of the parents as part of a parent co-operative?
 
Parents help to run the playschool, by (1) either being a member of the executive committee or fulfilling a volunteer position, (2) performing one cleaning night per year per child enrolled, (3) being a Sharing Parent, and (4) helping with fundraising.
 
The executive is made up of parent volunteers that are elected each year. Families not on the executive committee fill a volunteer role for the year. These roles can range from being the cooking helper once a month, making play-dough for the kids, etc. Parents rank their preference for volunteer positions in their registration packages and we try our best to accomodate these preferences. More information about the volunteer positions can be found in the Parent Handbook.
 
Parents help keep the playschool clean.  The playschool is cleaned once a month and parents sign up for their choice of cleaning night at the AGM in May. Parents with more than one child registered will perform one cleaning night per child.
 
The maximum enrollment is 16 students and on class days there is a Sharing Parent present to help the teachers.  The Sharing Parent is normally the parent, but can be a trusted adult representing your family such as an aunt, a grandparent, a nanny, etc.  All the families rotate being the Sharing Parent.  Frequency of Sharing Parent days depends on the number of students in the class and the class in which your child is registered.  In a full class, you would be expected to be a Sharing Parent once every 5-12 weeks.
 
Fundraising helps cover the costs of the playschool and allows for more enrichment opportunities for the children.  Every second year the playschool participates in a casino. The 2016/2017 academic year is NOT casino year. If you have any questions or suggestions about our school's fundraising initiatives, please contact our  fundraising coordinator.
 
Can I bring my younger children to class?

When you drop off and pick up your child for class, younger siblings are definitely welcome. However, our license does not allow younger siblings to remain in the classroom while class is in session. When you are Sharing Parent, you may not bring your younger children with you. If you would like to spend time with your child in class (as is the case for some parents at the beginning of the year), you cannot bring your younger children with you.

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What is a typical class like?

We are a Learn-Through-Play program. The class starts with circle time. The children are called to the floor to introduce the weekly theme and activities for the day. Examples of themes this past year include family, healthy eating, music and movement, community helpers, and fun for all seasons.

There are three craft tables set up reflecting the theme. The teachers are very flexible with these activities…children can work intensely on just one, try all three, or simply choose to play if they aren’t interested that day. Crafts emphasize skills like cutting, gluing, coloring, creativity, and sharing.

After circle time, children have the opportunity to free play at any of the different centers. These centers include items such as the water table, the sand table, play dough, puzzles, playhouse, and train tables.

Following free play is time for exercise. On nice days in the fall and spring, children will go outside. 

Snack time follows a bathroom break and washing of hands. Each child brings a healthy snack from home. The playschool has a strict NO NUTS policy. As children finish their snack they can play quietly at the carpet. Then the class ends with calendar and story time.
 
How often do children go on field trips?

Once a month, children either go on a field trip, celebrate a special occasion in the class, or both.  Examples of field trips taken by students this past year are Fort Edmonton Park, Capital City Gymnastics, and Telus World of Science.  Parents are responsible for transportation to and from the field trips.

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How do I register my child?

Registration packages can be picked up in the playschool classroom during the school year or downloaded from the registration page of this website.

Please contact the registrar to submit completed forms and deposit cheques. 
 

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What are the age requirements for enrolment?
 
We offer three classes.  In the three-year old program (the Canaries class, Tues/Thurs AM), children are required to be three years old before they can start their school year and must be three years old by December 31of the school year.  In the combined three and four year old class (the Cardinals class, Mon/Wed/Fri PM), the program is open to children who will be three years old by the start of the school year, as well as four year olds.   The four-year old only program (the Blue Jays class, Mon/Wed/Fri AM), is open to children who will be four years old by December 31st of the school year. 
 
All children are required to be COMPLETELY TOILET TRAINED by the start of the school year.  Children cannot be sent to class in Pull-ups or equivalent. 

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For more information, please contact the Registrar at registrar@greenfieldnurseryschool.com
 
 
 
 
 
  
 

 

What are the duties of the parents as part of a parent co-operative?
Can I bring my younger children to class?
What is a typical class like?
How often do children go on field trips?
How do I register my child?
What are the age requirements for enrolment?

 
What are the duties of the parents as part of a parent co-operative?
 
Parents help to run the playschool, by (1) either being a member of the executive committee or fulfilling a volunteer position, (2) performing one cleaning night per year per child enrolled, (3) being a Sharing Parent, and (4) helping with fundraising.
 
The executive is made up of parent volunteers that are elected each year. Families not on the executive committee fill a volunteer role for the year. These roles can range from being the cooking helper once a month, making play-dough for the kids, etc. Parents rank their preference for volunteer positions in their registration packages and we try our best to accomodate these preferences. More information about the volunteer positions can be found in the Parent Handbook.
 
Parents help keep the playschool clean.  The playschool is cleaned once a month and parents sign up for their choice of cleaning night at the AGM in May. Parents with more than one child registered will perform one cleaning night per child.
 
The maximum enrollment is 16 students and on class days there is a Sharing Parent present to help the teachers.  The Sharing Parent is normally the parent, but can be a trusted adult representing your family such as an aunt, a grandparent, a nanny, etc.  All the families rotate being the Sharing Parent.  Frequency of Sharing Parent days depends on the number of students in the class and the class in which your child is registered.  In a full class, you would be expected to be a Sharing Parent once every 5-12 weeks.
 
Fundraising helps cover the costs of the playschool and allows for more enrichment opportunities for the children.  Every second year the playschool participates in a casino. The 2016/2017 academic year is NOT casino year. If you have any questions or suggestions about our school's fundraising initiatives, please contact our  fundraising coordinator.
 
Can I bring my younger children to class?

When you drop off and pick up your child for class, younger siblings are definitely welcome. However, our license does not allow younger siblings to remain in the classroom while class is in session. When you are Sharing Parent, you may not bring your younger children with you. If you would like to spend time with your child in class (as is the case for some parents at the beginning of the year), you cannot bring your younger children with you.

Top
 
What is a typical class like?

We are a Learn-Through-Play program. The class starts with circle time. The children are called to the floor to introduce the weekly theme and activities for the day. Examples of themes this past year include family, healthy eating, music and movement, community helpers, and fun for all seasons.

There are three craft tables set up reflecting the theme. The teachers are very flexible with these activities…children can work intensely on just one, try all three, or simply choose to play if they aren’t interested that day. Crafts emphasize skills like cutting, gluing, coloring, creativity, and sharing.

After circle time, children have the opportunity to free play at any of the different centers. These centers include items such as the water table, the sand table, play dough, puzzles, playhouse, and train tables.

Following free play is time for exercise. On nice days in the fall and spring, children will go outside. 

Snack time follows a bathroom break and washing of hands. Each child brings a healthy snack from home. The playschool has a strict NO NUTS policy. As children finish their snack they can play quietly at the carpet. Then the class ends with calendar and story time.
 
How often do children go on field trips?

Once a month, children either go on a field trip, celebrate a special occasion in the class, or both.  Examples of field trips taken by students this past year are Fort Edmonton Park, Capital City Gymnastics, and Telus World of Science.  Parents are responsible for transportation to and from the field trips.

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How do I register my child?

Registration packages can be picked up in the playschool classroom during the school year or downloaded from the registration page of this website.

Please contact the registrar to submit completed forms and deposit cheques. 
 

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What are the age requirements for enrolment?
 
We offer three classes.  In the three-year old program (the Canaries class, Tues/Thurs AM), children are required to be three years old before they can start their school year and must be three years old by December 31of the school year.  In the combined three and four year old class (the Cardinals class, Mon/Wed/Fri PM), the program is open to children who will be three years old by the start of the school year, as well as four year olds.   The four-year old only program (the Blue Jays class, Mon/Wed/Fri AM), is open to children who will be four years old by December 31st of the school year. 
 
All children are required to be COMPLETELY TOILET TRAINED by the start of the school year.  Children cannot be sent to class in Pull-ups or equivalent. 

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For more information, please contact the Registrar at registrar@greenfieldnurseryschool.com