Scarboro Preschool – CareFind

Welcome to Scarboro Community Preschool

We are a community- driven and parent-run program established over 25 years ago. We are located in Sunalta Elementary but our preschool program is run separately. Our program allows the parents an opportunity to participate in your child’s learning.

Parents participate by:

  • Bringing a healthly snack on pre-determined days
  • Optional classroom volunteering
  • Choosing a preschool executive position on the Preschool Committee (i.e, executive, play dough, toy cleaning, special events, etc.)
  • Being part of the decision-making for the preschool at parent meetings (held in the evenings once every two months).

Age of Students

Children must be three years of age prior to December 31st of the year they are entering the Scarboro Preschool Program. To be eligible for the four year old class, children must be four prior ot the end of February of the school year in which they are registered. In addition, children must be fully toilet-trained and be able to indepedently perform their bathroom hygiene such as the use of toilet paper and hand washing. Alberta Licensing Regulations to not allow children to wear diapers and/or “pull-ups” to preschool.

Philosophy of the Program

The preschool program is designed to meet the social, emotional, creative, intellectual and physical development needs of the children. It is also recognized that all children come to preschool with their own unique learning style and abilities. The children will be supported and encouraged in their learning and development through teacher modeling and guiding their children in their preschool interactions.

Hours of Operation

We offer a Monday, Wednesday and Friday preschool program for 4 year old children. There are 2 classes each day, one from 9-11:30 and the other from 12:30-3:00. We offer a Tuesday and Thursday preschool program for 3 year old children, classes are the same, one from 9-11:30 and the other from 12:30-3:00.

Q How much do I have to volunteer?

Scarboro Preschool has 2 qualified teachers per class, which meets the Provincial Licensing Requirements for ratio. Therefor, there is no requirement for volunteering in the classroom, however, you are always welcome and encouraged, to volunteer This is a great opportunity to see your child in the classroom, as well as to discuss their development. You will also be required to sign up for a role on the Parent Committee which has a wide variety of jobs (i.e., Chair, registrar, toy cleaning, play dough, volunteer coordinator etc.).

Q How old do the students have to be to be in the program?

To register for the 3 yr old program the child must turn 3 on or before December 31st of the year in which they are registering. For example, Children registering for Fall 2018, must have been born earlier than December 31st, 2015. Children registering in the 4 year old program must be born on or before December 31, 2014. If you are unsure which program to register your child in, we would be more than happy to discuss with you and assist in your decision making.

Q How does snack work?

We have a parent run snack program at Scarboro Preschool. When it is your day to volunteer, we ask that you bring snacks for all the children in the class, as well as the teacher and assistants. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT OUR CLASS IS A PEANUT FREE ZONE. In consideration of student allergies, there is a set menu for snacks which is provided each year. All snack preparation takes place in the classroom as per the AB Health guidelines. We encourage each child to bring a water bottle to promote hydration and self care.

Q Do I have to do any fundraising?

Scarboro Community Preschool does NOT require any fundraising.

Q What does my child need to bring to school?

We request that each child has a full change of clothes in their backpack in the event of an accident. The children are also required to wear indoor shoes which they are invite to leave at school in the class bucket. Also a full water bottle is highly recommended.

Q Does my child need to be toilet trained?

Yes, all children attending Scarboro Preschool are required to be fully toilet trained.

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  • Monday09:00 AM - 11:30 AM12:30 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Tuesday09:00 AM - 11:30 AM12:30 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Wednesday09:00 AM - 11:30 AM12:30 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Thursday09:00 AM - 11:30 AM12:30 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Friday09:00 AM - 11:30 AM12:30 PM - 03:00 PM

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