Foothills Lutheran Christian Preschool – CareFind

Welcome to Foothills Lutheran Christian Preschool

Foothills Lutheran Christian Preschool is a licensed, non-profit preschool program that offers junior kindergarten classes for 3 and 4 year old children.  Staff facilitate and nurture children in their cognitive, physical, language, emotional, spiritual, and social development.  Our goal is that our students will be capable, caring, creative, confident, and excited about learning upon entering kindergarten at age 5.  Classes are offered September through June, roughly following the public school calendar year.

Hours of Operation

Monday – Thursday 8:45 am – 3:30 pm

Friday 8:45 am – 11:30 am

Registration Fee: $75 non-refundable

Tuition:

1. $340 each month for five half days per week

2. $270 each month for four half days per week

3. $195 each month for three half days per week

4. $145 each month for two half days per week

Classes

Morning Classes:

A mixed class for 3 and 4 year olds

Monday – Friday from 8:45 – 11:30 am.

Parents may choose to register their child for 2, 3, 4 or 5 mornings.

 

Afternoon Classes:

A mixed class for 3 and 4 year olds

Monday – Thursday afternoons from 12:45 – 3:30 pm.

Parents may choose to register their child for 2, 3,or 4 afternoons.

 

Recommendation:

We recommend that 2 morning/afternoon children attend Tue./Thurs. and that 3 morning/afternoon children attend Mon./Wed./Fri. However, if this suggestion really does not fit your family schedule, parents may choose. The choice should be consistent. (For example, parents may choose to have their child attend Monday, Thursday, Friday morning for the entire year.) Children may not attend mornings and afternoons.

 

Class size:

Although our space is licensed for 24 children, we prefer to limit class size to 18 students to allow children to have a better preschool experience. Our preferred class ratio is 1:6.

Q Are you approved to accept children eligible for the stay-at-home parent governemtn subsidy?

Yes. You can determine if you are eligible by going to www.child.gov.ab.ca.

Q Is speech therapy available at your preschool?

All our 4 year old students are screened free of charge by a speech/language pathologist and an occupational therapist in September. If parents have a special needs child or have concerns about their 3 year old, screenings are also available in September.

Q Do you accept children learning English as a second language?

Four year-olds who are learning English as a second language are screened in September. They may be able to utilize government funding for 12 one-on-one English language tutoring sessions in addition to class time. Tutoring sessions are offered at our location.

Q Do you need to be Christian to register your child?

No. We are a non-profit ministry to the community with a Christian worldview. All are welcome. We strive to offer children and families a caring oasis, where each child is appreciated and cherished as a unique gift of God.

Q Do you offer any family activities outside of class time?

Yes. We offer a Family Pumpkin Event in October, a Parent/Child Christmas Preparation Craft Event in November, and a Family Easter Egg Decorating Event. We hold a Christmas Concert in December and a End of Year Concert in June where students share some of the things they have learned with families and friends.

Q Do you offer any summer programming?

In conjunction with Foothills Lutheran Church, we offer a free week long summer camp consisting of 5 mornings for children ages 4 - 11 with who are already able to understand and speak English. Registration is usually available online beginning in April at www.foothillslutheran.com.

Q Are your staff trained and experienced?

Yes. Each staff member has provincial certification, First Aid training and a criminal record check. Our teacher has a B.Ed. and an Early Childhood Development Supervisor Certificate and has taught at this preschool since 2003. Our teaching assistant has an Early Childhood Assistant certificate and has also worked supporting individual children with delays in a classroom setting. She has worked in our preschool since 2013.

Q Do children need to be toilet trained?

Yes. No diapers please. Staff may assist with buttons or belts, but children should be able to tell a staff member they need to use the washroom and be able to use the toilet on their own.

Q What is the maximum number of classes a child may attend each week?

Parents may choose to register their child for 2 - 5 mornings OR 2 - 4 afternoons. Children may not attend both morning and afternoon classes as the afternoon class is a repeat of the morning class.

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  • Monday08:45 AM - 03:30 PM
  • Tuesday08:45 AM - 03:30 PM
  • Wednesday08:45 AM - 03:30 PM
  • Thursday08:45 AM - 03:30 PM
  • Friday08:45 AM - 11:30 AM

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