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Our Preschool

Parents set the foundation for a child’s life long health and learning. Supportive, caring, consistent relationships between child and parent are key to healthy development (intellectually, socially, and physically).
Preschool supports the work the parents do, striving to develop a strong and resilient learner identity. Our preschool values play as an essential medium through which children participate with others in an active learning process. Our teachers create “invitations to play” by providing diverse materials for exploration and representation which encourage making choices, problem solving, asking questions, expressing ideas, imagination and creativity. It is our privilege to work with families in the care and education of their children.

Classes

Our classes (maximum of 12) are mixed ages, threes and fours.   Age mixing allows younger children to engage in and learn from activities that they could not do alone or with playmates of the same age. Mixed age play provides the older participants practice in nurturing and leading, opportunities to learn through teaching, and inspiration for creative and imaginative activities. Children must turn three by December 31, 2021 to attend in September 2021.

The classes are designed to learn and socialize in a small group and to introduce the enjoyment of art, stories, music, movement and drama. The three day program provides the child an opportunity to prepare food such as cold snacks, biscuits, soup, pizza, cookies etc.

Class Times & Tuition

Threes and Fours – Mixed Ages

Monday, Wednesday & Friday AM: 8:45 – 11:45 am
Tuesday & Thursday AM: 8:45 – 11:45 am
Monday, Wednesday & Friday PM: 12:45 – 3:45 pm

Registration Fee

$50 at time of registration, non-refundable

Tuition

2 Days $190 per month
3 Days $250 per month

Registration

Registration for 2021-22 will open on Feb 1, 2021

2021-22 Calendar

Sept. – 8 – 9 Orientation
Sept. 13 – 16 – Staggered Entry
Sept. 30 – Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Oct. 8 – Non-instructional/PD
Oct. 11 – Thanksgiving
Oct. 18 – 19 – IPP Meetings
Nov. 11 – Remembrance Day
Nov. 12 – Non-instructional/PD
Nov. 19 – PD Day
Dec. 20 – Jan. 2 – Winter Break
Jan. 17 – 18 – IPP Meetings
Jan. 31 – Non instructional/PD
Feb. 21 – Family Day
Feb 22 – 25 – Non instructional/PD
Mar. 7 – Non instructional Day
April 4 – PD Day
April 15 – 24 – Spring Break
May 9 – 10 – IPP Meetings
May 20 – Non Instructional/PD
May 23 – Victoria Day
June 24 – Last day of Classes

Preschool Teachers

Michele Steier
Teacher & Director, ECE Supervisor

Preschool Teachers

Michele Stier

I am Mrs. Steier and I am the Director and Educator at FCB Preschool. I have been working in preschool settings for 14 years both as an educational assistant and a preschool educator. I am a level 3 early childhood educator (child development supervisor) and certified in Flight; Alberta’s early learning and care curriculum. Preschool is an opportunity for children to develop their love of learning and grow within a caring classroom community. I am passionate about actively supporting children’s development and providing occasions for children to acquire knowledge and skills by building on their existing competencies in a play based environment.

I live in Cochrane with my husband, daughter, and our 3 cats. I enjoy camping, gardening, a good book and a strong cup of coffee!

Information For Prospective Parents

Student Information Form