Springbank Playschool is a non-profit, parent co-operative preschool located in the heart of Springbank. We have been a fixture in the beautiful community of Springbank for generations. We are located upstairs in the Springbank Park For All Seasons building on Springbank Road.
Our non-profit status allows us to stay true to our core values. We have small class sizes, low fees, and dedicated teachers. Our low incidence of staff turnover ensures consistency and allows our students to develop strong relationships with their teachers. We utilize parent volunteers in every aspect of our school – from the daily parent helper in the classroom to the volunteer board of directors parents are welcomed and a valued part of our program.
At Springbank Playschool we strive to give our students a positive first learning experience. Staff members are members of the Southern Alberta Preschool Teachers Association and attend conferences on a regular basis to stay in touch with new ideas and current standards of practice. Our classroom integrates new ideas with tried and true favorite activities. Our smaller class sizes allow the teachers to play to the strengths and interests of the students, adjusting activities to best suit the needs of the children on any given day. Field trips, special days, and exciting guests are ongoing throughout each school year.
As we are a parent-run co-operative, it is everyones responsibility to volunteer in the Playschool classroom on a rotational basis. The day that you volunteer is your childs special day when he/she may bring an item from home for show-and-tell. Your child will also be the teachers special helper for that day.
At Orientation or shortly thereafter, you will receive a class list and parent-helper schedule. The monthly schedules will also be posted outside the classroom. Please clink the link below to view volunteer responsibilities.
If you have any questions about our program or would like to schedule a classroom sneak-peek please call our registrar.
Caring & Dedicated
Our teachers work together to develop new ideas and strategies for working with our students to give them a strong education foundation. They believe in making school a fun and safe environment in which our children can experiment, grow, and fall in love with learning.
3 Year Old Teacher
Ms. Ellery officially joined Springbank Playschool as the 4-yr-old teacher in September 2008. She taught both 3s and 4s over her first 5 years with the playschool, before taking a maternity leave in 2013. In 2014 she returned as a parent volunteer and joined the board as the Playschool Registrar, then in 2016 took on the additional role of Board President which she held until May 2018. Ms Ellery rejoined the teaching staff for September 2018 as the 3-yr-old teacher.
Ms Ellery attended Mount Royal College and graduated with a Child and Youth Care Counsellor Diploma in 2007. She has worked with children and youth of all ages, in a variety of settings including preschool, overnight camp, youth volunteers, and at-risk youth programs. She holds her Child Development Supervisor Certificate (formerly level 3) from Alberta Child and Youth Services.
Now a mother of 3, Ms Ellery is passionate about providing our playschool students with an opportunity to flourish in our learn-through-play environment. She believes our students are all unique and loves to plan playschool programming that intrigues and encourages our littlest learners so they can have a wonderful early education experience.
4 Year Old Teacher
Ms Kim joined the Springbank Playschool family back in 2016/2017 as the Vice President and volunteered again in 2018/2019 as the Board President.
Ms Kim has worked with children in various programs throughout the years. Running a school and scouting camp in Summerland BC, she was able to teach fun outdoor survival skills to kids of all ages. From 2010 to 2012 she worked at a before and after school program as the assistant manager and her main focus was on the kinder program. Ms Kim has a formal education in Interior Design and will be extending her certification in Early Childhood Education to hold a Child Development Worker Certificate. Ms Kim is an accomplished at home baker and has even made it to the auditions round for a few baking television shows! Ms Kim is a mother of two and has been solely focused on being a stay at home mom for the last 8 years. Ms Kim strongly believes in building up children's self confidence in their social and fine motor skills. She encourages kindness through communication and working together as a team.
3 YEAR OLD PLAYSCHOOL CLASS
3 Year Old Program
Any child registering for the 3 year old program must be 3 years of age by December 31, 2020. A child who is 2 years old at the start of the school year must be accompanied by an adult at every class until that child's 3rd birthday.
3A: Tuesday and Thursday 8:50 - 11:05 a.m.
3B : Tuesday and Thursday 12:30 - 2:45 p.m. *This is a combined class of 3's & 4's.
4 YEAR OLD PLAYSCHOOL CLASS
4 Year Old Program
Any child registering for the 4 year old program must be 4 years of age by December 31, 2020.
4A: Monday, Wednesday 8:50 - 11:10 a.m, Friday 8:50 - 10:50 a.m.
4B: Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:30- 2:45pm * This is a combined class of 3's & 4's.
3 yr old classes $150/month
4 yr old classes $180/month
Fees are paid in 3 installments, by post-dated cheque, all due at the time of registration, along with a $100 non-refundable registration fee.
$100 refundable clean-up night fee.
All members are also required to hold a Springbank Park for All Seasons (SPFAS) membership, at a cost of $60 for an individual membership (included in the registration fee).
NSF charges to the Playschool will be the responsibility of the member. Members in arrears of fees for more than 30 days may be expelled from the Playschool.
Each Playschool family is considered a member in the Playschool Association, entitled to vote at Playschool meetings.
If for any reason you wish to withdraw from the Playschool, our Registrar will require written notice. All withdrawals shall be dealt with in accordance with Section 3 of the by-laws of the Playschool Association (see parent primer).
Fees shall be refunded as per the following schedule if the class in which the student was enrolled is at capacity and prospective students have been turned away from that class:
Notification received before August 1: full refund
Notification received after August 1 but on or before October 15: will receive 2/3 refunded (December and March post-dated cheques returned)
Notification received after October 15: no refund
If the class in which the student was enrolled is not at capacity and no prospective students have been denied registration in that class, then a member withdrawing from the Association will forfeit the fees payable for the month in which the withdrawal occurs.
We reserve the right to adjust class sizes, change dates and times, and/or cancel classes due to registration numbers.
How to register:
Download and fill out forms
Attend open house / registration night on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 7pm
In bounds families have priority on February 6, 2020 only. Out of bounds families welcome to attend and submit registration forms for any remaining spaces.
For ongoing registration contact our registrar.
Please contact the registrar to arrange submission of forms and fees, and if you have any questions about the programs or the registration process.
If you would like to schedule a visit to the classroom, please contact the registrar.
Interested in learning more about Springbank Playschool?
Please feel free to get in touch with our registrar Delaney Kaminski, she will get back to you as soon as possible.
C32224 Springbank Road
(located on Second floor inside Springbank All Seasons Park)
Calgary AB, T3Z 2L9