Capilano Playschool

A Little School with a Big Heart.

Program Information

 

CLASS SESSIONS

The Healthy Apple Program

Capilano Playschool includes a health and wellness  program, encouraging life long healthy habits and conscious choices.

Christian Program

This non-denominational Christian program encourages children to incorporate their faith into everyday preschool activities.

GETTING READY FOR SCHOOL

Children have a coat hook and shelf where they will keep their coats, outdoor wear, backpacks, and their snack bag. Your child will need a pair of Velcro running shoes for inside, a back pack to take home their projects and notices and with a change of clothes, and a snack bag.  Please check your child's mailbox (located just inside the classroom door) for completed crafts, Scholastic book order information, and important notices.

 A TYPICAL DAY

A typical day will include circle time, show and share time, free-play time, organized crafts and activities, gym or outdoor playground time, snack and closing circle time.  A variety of centers are available to children all based around the theme and focus of the day.  Children quickly learn cues, routines and expectations for moving from activity to activity.

FIELD TRIPS

We have regular field trips throughout the year that reinforce discussions and children's interest in the classroom. Your child is not mandated to attend. Costs vary and will be outlined prior to each field trip.

Unless otherwise indicated, all field trips are parented, meaning you must accompany your child or make arrangements for another adult to chaperone your child. Siblings are welcome and are the responsibility of the parent.

CLASS PARTIES

For many of these parties families are welcome to join in on these events and activities with their child and their friends.

SNACKS

Parents are encouraged to send their children with a simple snack each day. The emphasis in our snack program is on nutrition, healthy eating and good hygiene. Please note: we are a nut free environment. 

Healthy Apple Program

Play is not a luxury – Play is a necessity. ~ Kay Redfeild Jamison

The “Healthy Apple” Program, offered through Capilano Playschool, is a hands on learn through play, community based health and wellness program. Health & Wellness literacy includes education about the importance of developing a healthy body and mind as the result of deliberate effort. Being “literate” in something is being “knowledgeable or educated in a particular field or fields” according to the free dictionary online. Websters dictionary refers to it as “having knowledge or competence.” When we decided to change our program from a regular program, to a health and wellness program, we wanted to encourage children to be  knowledgeable and experienced in being a healthy person. We wanted to share with children and their families our passion for caring for our families, friends and community. Physical literacy includes education about the importance of developing a healthy body and mind as the result of deliberate effort.  Capliano Playschool wants to work with the Canadian physical activity guidelines for the early years to help reach 180 minutes/day of physical activity per day. We will work towards supplying physical activity at playschool, including but not limited to – outside play, circle time activities, gym time, free play time and field trips. This active play will be varying between moderate activities and energetic, progressing toward at least 60 minutes of energetic play by the time the child is done playschool and is 5 years of age. (http://www.participaction.com, 2013). Wellness literacy is understanding the value in the wellness of your own mental, and physical state, as well as the wellness of others, of our community members, animals, and the Earth as a whole.

 Our program includes but is not limited to

  • Physical Wellness
  • Social Wellness
  • Emotional Wellness
  • Environmental Wellness

Christian Program

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." ~ Matthew 19:14

Our non denominational Christian program is a hands on learn through play, community based program ran very much like our Healthy Apple program, but guided by our teachers faith, and enriches the children's learn-through-play experiences with our love for God. This program is open to everyone - so you don't need to be a Christian family to enroll in the program. All are welcome.

God wants children and their families to understand the importance of developing a healthy body and mind as the result of deliberate effort. Capliano Playschool wants to work with the Canadian physical activity guidelines for the early years to help enjoy physical activity every day. We will work towards supplying physical activity at playschool, including but not limited to – outside play, circle time activities, gym time, free play time and field trips. This active play will vary between moderate activities and energetic, progressing toward at least 60 minutes of energetic play by the time the child is done playschool and is 5 years of age. (http://www.participaction.com, 2013).

Our program includes but is not limited to

  • Daily devotions
  • Utilizing daily opportunities to discuss God and Jesus’ love for us
  • Physical Wellness
  • Social Wellness
  • Emotional Wellness
  • Environmental Wellness

The Christian program is also very fortunate to have Chapels! Families are invited to attend, and enjoy songs, prayers and stories.

 

Contact Us

Hardisty School is located at:

10534 62 Street

Edmonton, AB T6A 2M3

Phone: (780) 802-9307

Email: [email protected]

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