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Common Questions

How much does it cost?  

$50 registration fee plus $120/month for Tues/Thurs class and $150/month for Mon/Wed/Fri class as well as fundraising on an as-needed basis.  Subsidies are available for low-income families.

How big are the classes?  

Class sizes are normally 15 students but maximum size is 18 students.

When are the classes?  

The 3 year-old classes are Tues/Thurs, either 9:00-11:15 for morning classes, or 1:00-3:15 for afternoon classes.  The 4-year old classes are Mon/Wed/Fri, either 9:00-11:15 for morning classes, or 1:00-3:15 for afternoon classes.

Does my child need to be potty-trained?  

Yes, they do need to be potty trained.

Do you go on field trips?

Yes, both the 3-year old classes and the 4-year old classes go on between 5-10 field trips per year. At this time field trips have been suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions. Should these restrictions be removed, field trips will return to the program.

Are snacks served?

Yes, the children receive a snack in every class.  It includes at least 2 food groups, and the snack is provided by that day’s “helper parents”. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, parents must supply their own snack for their child. Parents are asked to provide a water bottle labeled with their child’s name. Snacks should come in a lunch bag labeled with their child’s name.

What does “learn through play” mean?  

At CLCP, we fell that “playing is learning”.  Through play, children learn about themselves, their environment, people and the world around them.  As they play, children learn to solve problems and cooperate with others.  Play enhances their creativity and helps build confidence and self-esteem.

How do I register?  

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, registration will be an online process. Visit our registration page for more information or to register online. Please note that for the payment of the registration fee, you will be redirected to the Callingwood-Lymburn Community League website. The registration fee is required to hold your child’s spot.

What should my child bring to playschool?  

If COVID-19 restrictions are still in place, your child will require:

  • Package of 8 markers
  • Package of 8 crayons
  • 1 pair of children’s scissors
  • 1 glue stick

**Please put these items in a ziplock bag labeled with your child’s name. This bag will remain at school.

  • Water bottle (labeled with your child’s name)
  • Snack (preferably in a lunch bag labeled with your child’s name)

**The lunch bag, water bottle and backpack will go home with your child each day.

What does a typical day look like?  

The children will arrive and will be invited to sit down and do a simple worksheet, followed by free play time.  This will be followed by circle time, at which time they will read stories, sing songs, and talk about the calendar, and this will be followed by craft time.  There is usually gym time as well, which is followed by snack time, more free play, and then one final circle time.

Do I need to do helper days?  

No, at this time CLCP has a teacher and assistant (at a minimum) in the classroom. If COVID-19 and EPSB restrictions lift, parents may be given the option to assist in the classroom, especially during special events.

Are there any other time requirements?  

At this time, there is no toy-cleaning commitment for parents. There is a volunteer responsibility component which is mandatory. This may be in the form of serving on the CLCP Parent Committee, being part of the Fundraising Committee or assisting with the teacher’s classroom preparation (craft preparation, playdough, costume and other laundry) as an example. The number of each activity is dependent on enrolment and any COVID-19 restrictions.

What is the CLCP Parent Committee?  

This is a group of volunteer parents (as well as teachers, assistant, CLCP Administrator and CLCL board member) who agree to take on a variety of positions on the board to make sure the program runs smoothly.  These positions include CLCP Committee Lead, Secretary, Roster Coordinator, Media Coordinator/Publisher, Events Coordinator, Fundraiser/Donations Coordinator and Class Reps. Being a member of the committee is not mandatory but is a great way to get involved in your child’s preschool education.  Because of the extra time they spend serving on the committee, committee members are not required to sign up for toy cleanings or bingos, if they occur. More information on the committee can be found here.

What are your emergency procedures?  

In the event of an emergency that would require us to relocate the students, we follow the direction of Edmonton Police Services. Parents will be updated as soon as information is available by a CLCP Committee member, teacher, teacher assistant, or CLCL Board Member.

Our teachers are trained in First Aid in Childcare with CPR.  We do practice fire drills and lockdowns along with the rest of the students at Lymburn Elementary.