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...
05. January 2020
2020 has arrived, and we are excited to begin a brand-new year at Preshool! December was as busy as ever, and the children worked very hard making a range of different art projects, which I’m sure will be displayed in your homes for many years. We enjoyed reading the story Stickman, and used the illustrations in the book to make our own stickmen in class. The Christmas party was a fantastic way to end the year, and I’m sure you would all agree that the children sang the songs they have been...
11. December 2019
It’s hard to believe that November is over and December is already here! The Preschool classroom has had so much fun this past month learning about friendship and Fall! The children (and teachers) have loved their fun and engaging music lessons, learning lots of new songs and playing a range of instruments from drums to shakers. The children have also learned dance from our wonderful returning instructor, Ms. Lysia. During this busy month, we enjoy talking in the classroom about all of the...
10. November 2019
Mathematics plays a major role in a child’s development and helps children makes sense of the world around them. Children between the age of one to five years old are beginning to explore patterns and shapes, compare sizes and count objects. When it comes to preschool children, they use a variety of methods to problem-solve and talk about their findings. Below are some useful tips to support your child with math at home. Practice Counting Practice counting regularly with your child. They...

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