Happy New Year
24. January 2021
2020 was a tough year for us all, but we made it through together, supporting and caring for everyone in our community. At Preschool, we begin 2021 with our new topics including “Construction,” “Fairy Tales,” “Winter” and “the World”. The teachers have been busy planning fun activities, and we can’t wait to get started! December was as busy as ever. The children worked hard making a range of different crafts and decorations, which I’m sure will be displayed in your homes for...

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!
24. January 2021
It’s hard to believe that November is over and December is already here! We have had so much fun continuing with our themed topics - The Farm, The Ocean, All About Me and Colour and Shape. The classroom bulletin boards are full of the children’s art work and we miss the parents being able to come and see what the children have been up to! We know the parents miss this too, so the teachers have been sure to add photographs of the bulletin boards, the children learning and playing, and the...

14. November 2020
It’s so great to be back at Preschool; it feels like we have never been away! The teachers have enjoyed watching old friendships continue were they left off in March and new friendships blossom. Thank you to all the parents for supporting the teachers with the drop off and pick up procedures. They are working really well; the children are happy and excited to come into class. The classroom is a hive of activities as always and the children have produced some beautiful artwork for our bulletin...

09. October 2020
Read the latest update on the Preschool from Ms. Lisa.

30. September 2020
Each month we are having a social focus in class that we will work on and support the children with. Below are some ideas/tips to try at home to help your child with listening and following directions.

25. August 2020
As summer comes to a close, we welcome the start of the school year, which brings with it the start of many new friendships and lots of fun at the West Hillhurst Community Preschool. Our incredible team have been working hard throughout the summer to ensure that the Preschool is ready for reopening, taking direction from Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the Ministry of Child and Family Services (our licensing body), whilst ensuring that we have lots of fun and excited experiences planned for...

03. April 2020
While we are all at home with our preschoolers, here are some ideas to keep everyone engaged.

13. March 2020
By: Lisa Kelly It is hard to believe that we are nearly half way through the school year. Time really does fly when you are having fun! February was a busy month. We continued to learn about Winter, and we celebrated friendship with Valentines Day. We learned that being a good friend means developing skills such as cooperation, sharing, giving and accepting compliments and apologies. We all enjoyed reading a range of stories about different characters (dinosaurs, aliens, pirates and monsters)...
12. February 2020
The West Hillhurst Community Preschool is a place where kids play, grow and learn. We offer morning and afternoon classes for three- and four-year-old children in both English and Spanish Bilingual in our bright and inviting classroom on the second floor of the West Hillhurst Community Centre. Using a play-based curriculum, our exceptional teaching staff help children develop the social, emotional and intellectual skills to lay a strong foundation as they move forward through more formal...
01. February 2020
Cutting with scissors is fun for many children. Below is a step by step guide to scissor development and some activities to help your child use scissors independently. THE STEPS OF SCISSOR-SKILL DEVELOPMENT · Child tears paper in play · Child shows an interest in scissors · Child understands that scissors are used to cut paper · Child is able to hold scissors (incorrect hand placement) · Child is able to maintain a correct grip on scissors when positioned by an adult · Child is able to...

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