Kiddies Korner

The Kiddies Korner Playschool is a co-operative playschool run by the parents through a volunteer parent executive.

LOCATION: 501B – 3rd Street West, Hanna, Alberta
MAILING ADDRESS: Box 597, Hanna, Alberta, T0J 1P0

Kiddies Korner Playschool is a play-based environment where children have fun exploring, discovering and developing physical, emotional, social, creative and early learning skills.

At playschool we encourage the children to:
• Share and take turns
• Use their words to solve conflict; not their hitting hands
• Use their manners
• Take care of themselves (eg. Putting on their own shoes or coat, cleaning-up after themselves)
• Try to solve their own problems, but seek assistance when needed
• Help and care for others, including respect for each other and our differences
• Follow directions, participate in group activities, and listen quietly when others are talking
• Have fun, use their imagination, discover, explore, and create

Kiddies Korner is a peanut/nut free facility.

STARTING DATES 2018 - 2019

Meet and Greet Thursday, September 6 from 9:00 to 3:00.
Classes start Monday, September 10 for the 4-year-olds and Thursday, September 13 for the 3-year-olds

4 year olds: Monday/Wednesday 8:30 - 11:30 or Monday/Wednesday 12:45 - 3:45
4 year old registration form

3 year olds: Thursday 9:00 - 11:00 or Thursday 1:00 - 3:00
3 year old registration form

The above classes are subject to change. If registration numbers are low, two classes will be combined if needed.

In order to provide the teachers with enough time to prepare for their next class, the playschool door will not open until 5 minutes before the afternoon classes start.

Fall Registration is Tuesday, August 28 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at the Community Center. Please bring your child's Health Care Number and a $20 registration fee.

COST

Payment for the year must be made by the end of September, no exceptions. Payment in full is appreciated but 8 post dated cheques are also accepted, if you wish to spread the payment over the year. Post-dated checks are to be dated for the 1st of the month.
New to the 2017/2018 year... e-transfer. Please ask for more information if e-transfer is your preferred payment method.
NOTE: There is a non-refundable $20 insurance/registration fee (due at the time of registration) that is not included in the prices below.

2018/2019 FEES

3 yr (1 class/week):   $400 or 8 cheques of $50
4 yr (2 classes/week):  $800 or 8 cheques of $100

Parents can apply for Child Care Subsidy to help off set the cost of playschool if needed. Visit www.humanservices.alberta.ca for more information or contact the playschool treasurer. The Town of Hanna offers a Community Youth Fund to those who qualify, please call 854-4433 to inquire.

STANDARD POLICY

Your child must be 3 years of age to attend Kiddies Korner Playschool. However, they may begin playschool at any time in the term following their third birthday.
Your child must be 4 years of age before December 31st to enroll into the 4 year old program.
Your child must be toilet trained.
Every child must be signed in by a parent or guardian upon arrival and departure.

HOLIDAYS

Playschool will be closed for: Thanksgiving, Monday, October 8, 2018
November Break. No classes the week of November 12 - 16
Christmas Break, last classes December 19th and 20th. Back to class January 7 to 10
Family Week Break, February 18 - 22, 2019
Easter Break, April 22 - 26, 2018
Summer... classes to continue till the last week of May 2019
We will resume classes mid-September.

PARENTAL DUTIES AND EXPECTATIONS

Parents are expected to sign up as PARENT HELPER. The number of times you are a parent helper will be determined based on class sizes. Parent Helpers assist teachers during playschool and help with clean up afterwards. Please note that, during terms with low enrollment, parents may be asked to sign up more frequently. We understand that this may not be possible for all families but remember your child loves having you there! Siblings are welcome to accompany the Parent Helper, provided they do not interfere with the program.


As a Parent Helper, you will help with supervising the children and cleaning up after Art, Table Activities and Snack Time. This may include sweeping the floor, and/or washing up containers or other materials used during our activities.

Parents with more than one child in playschool are required to volunteer as much for each child. For more information, please read the following handouts: Role of the Parent Helper and Snack Time.

FALL REGISTRATION FAIR FOR 2018/2019 TERM

We will be at the registration fair again this year in August (August 28, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 at the Community Center). If you have not registered yet or you have any questions please come by. Note: There is a $20 registration fee which is not included in the yearly fees listed above.

FLU SEASON

Parents are encouraged to keep their children at home if they are displaying any flu like symptoms.

FUNDRAISING

Each year the Kiddies Korner Playschool Fundraising Committee is responsible for raising around $3,000 for our program. Fundraising is an essential part of keeping our program afloat and each year we try to balance the requirements for the parents without burdening them with out of pocket expenses. Since this may be your first experience with fundraising, the Fundraising Committee wants to make sure you are aware of expectations for the year.

The Fundraising Committee will email or will post on the Kiddies Korner Facebook group page any information regarding upcoming fundraising.

All parents are expected to participate in the fundraisers over the year. To keep things fair, Kiddies Korner Playschool requires a post-dated cheque for $200. After your fundraising requirements are met, your cheque will be destroyed. If you would rather contribute financially, let the Executive know and we will take you off the “fundraising mailing list”. Cheques must be submitted before the first class starts and post-dated to May 1, 2019.

Without fundraisers, Kiddies Korner Playschool wouldn’t be able to offer the extra creative opportunities, toys, gym equipment and books the children have grown to love (and the parents have come to expect). We thank you for your contribution to “play”.

CONTACT US

Kiddies Korner Playschool 403-854-8374 (call or text)
President – Jenelle Wassell 306-717-4111
Vice President – Allison Bertsch 403-878-4260
Treasurer – Jindra Krismer 403-854-2276
Secretary – Erin Martin
Fundraising – Ayslinn Raab 403-854-4321 and Lauren May 403-875-7539
Teacher – Maria Povaschuk 403-854-3839 or cell number 403-854-8374
Teacher’s Aide – Rachelle Stuber 403-665-2189