Preschool

Preschool Program

Our preschool program is geared for children aged 3-5 years and is a play-based program, which means that opportunities for learning will take place throughout the day during structured and unstructured, active and quiet, indoor and outdoor activities. Play centres such as: Blocks, Dramatic Play, Science, Library, Art, Water, Sand, and Manipulatives Area will be set up in each play room to meet the developmental needs of all children enrolled, and are geared for their specific age group. Physical Activities are provided for a 35-minute period in all sessions, either outdoors in one of two play areas or in various gyms on campus. Nutritious snacks are also provided to the children.

Affiliation with Mount Royal University Bachelor of Child Studies Degree Program, Early Learning and Child Care Program, the Centre for Child Well Being and the Child Development Lab — resources and most recent educational knowledge and practices are shared between said departments  and the centre, thereby benefiting all parties involved.

Partnership with Kin-Dir Education Foundation - to provide screening, assessment and treatment for developmental delays and disabilities for children ages 2 1/2 years - Kindergarten age. Funding is provided through the Government of Alberta - for details regarding PUF Funding, visit: www.humanservices.alberta.ca/disability-services

Closures for Preschool

The Centre follows Mount Royal University’s Calendar for closures (except, we remain open during the Stampede Parade morning; and are closed for two additional Professional Development Days) (closures outside of the ones listed, will be posted in advance)

September 3Labour Day
October 8Thanksgiving Day
November 12Remembrance Day (in lieu)
December 21 - January 7 (inclusive)Christmas to New Year's
February 15Staff Professional Development Day
February 18Family Day
April 19Good Friday
April 22Easter Monday
May 20Victoria Day
June 19/2Last day of classes

 
Preschool Fees (Monthly)

SessionMRU Student/Employee     Public    
2-d (T/Th) am/ or pm$235$245
3-d (M/W/F) am/ or pm$285$295

Registering for PreschoolPlease call the Centre at 403-440-6410 to inquire about available spots. Once you receive confirmation there is availability in the session you are looking for a registration form will be emailed. A completed registration form along with a deposit is required to be accepted in the program.Payment Methods Accepted payment methods include: Cash, Debit and Cheque. Visa, MasterCard and American Express payments accepted online through www.Plastiq.com


Subsidy available through Calgary and Area Child and Family Services Authority at www.child.gov.ab.ca/childcaresubsidy