An Open House is held for prospective families early in the new year, prior to registration.
2020 Open Houses
2020-21 Registration Dates
Registration for 3-5 year old programs for the 2020-21 school year will open on the following dates:
Note: Classes begin the week of September 7, 2020.
Wait lists for future years are not maintained prior to the start of registration.
A registration fee of $50 is payable at the time of registration. These costs are updated yearly.
Each family is also required to hold a current WHCA membership throughout the duration of the preschool program. Your WHCA membership will be renewed at the time of registration if necessary (renewal fees apply).
$30 school supply kit will be charged Sept 1. Your child will be able to take it home at the end of the school year. Once the program begins this cost is non-refundable.
Tuition costs vary based on the preschool class.
Tuition is charged monthly (on the first day of the preceding month) with a deposit equal to one month's tuition due at the time of registration. Monthly fees commence on August 1 (for September) through April 1 (for May). The deposit is applied against June's tuition.
A credit card is required at the time of registration. Payment may be made in full, or you may choose a monthly payment option. For those families on the monthly payment plan, the expiry date of the credit card must be after the final payment (which occurs in April of the school year). If your credit card is due to expire prior to the final payment, and you wish to choose the monthly payment plan, you may register in person at the WHCA main office or over the phone.
Note: The Activenet fee only applies to online registration, there is no fee for registering in person or over the phone.
Written notice must be sent to the Registrar at least two full calendar months prior to withdrawal (for example, by November 1 for a January withdrawal.) Fees are not pro-rated for mid-month withdrawals.
Withdrawals prior to the start of the classes must be made before August 1 to avoid penalty.
Online registration is now closed but you can still register by contacting the preschool registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org 403-283-0464 x7. Please click here to for program information and available spots.
COVID-19 UPDATE: We have been advised by AHS to no longer have Parent Volunteers in the classroom for the time being. As soon as we are able to return to welcoming you back into the classroom, we will be delighted to do so.
Our preschool requires involvement in the classroom throughout the year. The volunteer commitment varies based on enrollment, but is estimated at once every two months for a 2-day/week class and once every six weeks for a 3-day/week class. Volunteers (parents, relatives, family friends, nannies) are not able to bring additional children to class and they are responsible for supplying a healthy snack for all kids. This volunteer commitment helps to keep our tuition costs down and is an excellent chance to see your child in action as the class "Special Helper".