Do I have to register in September?
No, September and January start dates are most common. However, we accept registration throughout the year, depending upon availability.
Does my child need to be toilet trained?
No, we do encourage children to be in the potty training process. Children are always encouraged, in a positive manner in their potty training. We ask for those who are not fully trained that a bag of extra clothing, and diapers/pull-ups be left with your child.
Do you accept children with special needs?
We value the inclusion of students with special needs. The executive board, teachers and parents will work together to ensure the needs of all students are met.
What is a duty day?
Participating parents, grandparents, or other caregivers will be an active participant in the running of the classroom a few times a month. On average if your child is attending preschool 2 times a week you will be on duty 2 or 3 times a month. Parents alternate between snack duty, and craft duty.
Do I need to send my child with a snack?
No, the snack parent provides a snack for all the children. Our school is a peanut free environment. All other dietary or religious restrictions are also taken into account, and abided by.
Do I have to participate within the classroom?
No, we have limited non-participation spots available for an increased cost. Everyone is required to attend membership meetings (approx. 4) throughout the year, and hold a committee position.
Can my other child come with me for my duty day?
Due to ministry regulations, only children enrolled in the school may be present in the school throughout a regular school day.
What is a committee position?
Committee positions are an integral part of the operation of the preschool. Tasks change yearly depending on the needs of the school. It may mean you bring home the school's laundry on an alternating basis, make play dough, organize fundraisers, help run a Mom-to-Mom sale, etc.
Can I be involved on an executive level?
Executive positions are voted in by the co-op membership; president, vice-president, registrar, secretary, scheduler, fundraising co-ordinator and treasurer. Executive members are not required to hold a committee position, but are expected to attend executive meetings as well as membership meetings.
Do I need a Police Check to participate within the classroom?
Yes, all co-operative members and their designates who plan to perform a duty day on more than 2 occasions during the school year must obtain a Record of Clearance.