Happy Summer, Everyone!
15. June 2021
After the excitement of ducks in April, May did not disappoint with the arrival of caterpillars! The children enjoyed watching them grow and change into butterflies. The children watched the caterpillars move around and eat, and then, make their way to the lid of the container to start to pupate (become chrysalides). A few days later the teachers moved the chrysalides into the garden habitat and waited for the butterflies to emerge. We had a very emotional goodbye to the butterflies a week...

Spring has Sprung
15. May 2021
April was an extremely fun time in preschool…we had ducks!! The children (and adults) were so excited when the duck eggs arrived, and we patiently waited every day for them to hatch!! Three days later, the excitement levels were through the roof!! The eggs started to crack and we had 4 ducklings!! Each class named their duck, watched how changed over three weeks, and even taught them to swim!! The ducks are now happily back at the farm! After Spring break, each class started an Author. The...

Happy Spring Everyone!
24. March 2021
After Spring Break, we were all ready to get back to Preschool and see our friends! March was a busy month as we continued to work on our class topics. Space has been an extremely popular topic with all the children. From blasting off to the moon, dramatic play with the class rocket to pretending we are on the moon, walking on an air mattress! In craft, the children made their own spaceship for an alien they had designed and in circle time we looked at different constellations of stars in the...

Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year
01. February 2021
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. This location allows us access to other WHCA amenities including the ice rink, outdoor space and baseball/soccer fields. Using a play-based curriculum, our exceptional teaching staff help children develop...

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...

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