Strathmore & District
We have been serving this community since 1976, including over 20 years in our current building.
Strathmore & District Playschool is a non-profit, parent-assisted organization. Parents participate in meetings and help make decisions regarding the playschool. It has been operating since 1976, located on Westmount school grounds. We run from Monday to Thursday from September 121th to June 1st.
We strive to do minimal fundraising and have attempted to have events that are not cumbersome or time consuming for our families.
Fundraising efforts include:
- Casino held every 3 years, the last one was held in July 2021.
- Paint nights: our first one was in March 2019. We also had one in December 2019. We had to stop during the pandemic but look for info for another one next winter.
- Scholastic Book club visit https://canadaclubs.scholastic.ca
- Mabel’s Labels http://campaigns.mabelslabels.com
- Oliver’s Labels http://www.OliversLabels.com
Frequently Asked Questions
While we may not know all the answers some of the most common questions we hear are:
While all children are different and no one truly knows better than a parent some of the more common signs that your child is ready for playschool include:
- Willing to be away from parents for a couple hours at a time.
- Interested in socializing with others.
- Asks questions.
Still not sure? Contact us and we can assist further.
There is a non-refundable $50 registration fee for each child. We now benefit from the Child Care Affordability Grant, which allows us to have very low fees.
Monthly fee for 3 year old: $55
Monthly fee for 4 year old: $65
Not anymore! We used to have a parent volunteer every day but with the new restrictions in place we hired classroom assistants. You can still get involved by participating in by-monthly parent board meetings. You will now be able to sign up on a volunteer basis to come and play in the classroom a few times/year.
Yes, we expect students to start school fully toilet trained.
Please talk to us if there is an issue. We can accommodate special situations.
You can pay your fees by cash, cheque or etransfer.
You can pay in 1, 3 or 9 payments.
You certainly can. Just call us to book an appointment and we will gladly show you around. 403-901-1700
Children need to be 3 by December 31st to attend the 3 year old program and 4 by December 31st to attend the 4 year old program.
Here is what you can expect
From our Teachers & Staff
We will always love and respect your child for who they are and not who we may want them to be.
We will give your child space – to grow, to dream, to succeed and sometimes even to fail.
We will create a loving environment and show your child that they are treasured, whenever and however we can.
We will, when discipline is necessary, let your child know that we disapprove of what he does, not who he is.
We will set limits for your child and help them find security in the knowledge of what is expected of them.
We will make time for your child and cherish our moments together, realizing how important they are.
We will set up lessons that will benefit your child socially, physically, intellectually, creatively, and emotionally.
We will encourage your child to experience the world and all its possibilities, guiding them in ways to leave them careful but not fearful.
We will take care of this facility and make sure that it has well defined stations that are kept clean and safe for your child.
We will try to model for your child; demonstrating how easy it is to be loving, fair-minded, moral, giving, and hopeful.
This is our pledge to you and your child; we look forward to the coming school year and getting to know you all.