What are the fees for my child to attend the program?
To find out more about our fees, please click here.
Does my child need to be potty trained to attend the program?
Your child is not required to be potty trained to attend the program. Diapering is part of our routine as needed. When your child is ready to start potty training, we are happy to help!
What age is the program open to?
The program is open to children aged 2.5 to 5 years old. We do allow 27 month olds to apply, however they are required to meet with the teacher prior to registering to ensure their readiness for preschool.
Does the program run all year?
Yes, from September to June, we offer the program Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 11:30 am. In July and August, the program runs on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00 to 11:30 am.
Do the children play outside during program time?
Yes, the last part of the program is spent outside in our backyard. This all grass area has a sandbox, hill and many outdoor toys.
Do you go on field trips?
Yes, we go on field trips approximately once per month. A parent or caregiver is required to attend each field trip with their child. More information about our field trips can be found here.
What are the requirements of parents as part of a co-operative nursery school?
You can read more about a co-operative nursery school here. In summary, one parent (or caregiver) from each family is required to take on an executive or non-executive role for the school year. In addition, approximately once a month, each family will have a duty day, where they will be responsible for bringing the class snack as well as participating in that day’s program. There are additional duties which parents have throughout the year.
Can I opt out of having a role?
No, as part of the co-operative nursery school community, each family will be given a role and will be expected to help with various other events during the year.
What will I do when I am on duty?
On the day that your family is scheduled for duty, you must provide a healthy, nut-free snack for up to 16 children. In addition, you must stay for the duration of the program and assist in the classroom as needed. The majority of your time will be spent interacting with the children. If you are unsure how to get started, the play dough table is a great place to start! This area is great because the children love it and there are lots of opportunities to engage with little ones. Make a pizza with play dough and ask the kids to help you!
I don’t have any experience working with young children. Is this a problem?
You do not need to have any experience. The children are happy to have someone read a book to them or to do a puzzle. Simply have fun. This is your chance to play with your little one and to see them interact with their peers at nursery school.
If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us!