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General Registration Information


Important Dates

An Open House is held for prospective families early in the new year, prior to registration. 

 

2020 Open Houses

  • Jan 15, 2020  |  5 - 7 pm
  • Feb 23, 2020 |  2 - 4 pm

2020-21 Registration Dates

Registration for 3 and 4 year old programs for the 2020-21 school year will open on the following dates:

  • Returning (current) students  |  Feb 20, 2020
  • Students of Alumni families  |  Feb 24 - March 1, 2020
  • Open Registration  |  March 2, 2020

Note: Classes begin the week of September 7, 2020.

 

Wait Lists

Wait lists for future years are not maintained prior to the start of registration.

 

Non-refundable Fees

A registration fee 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). 

 

Tuition

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. 

 

Payment Options

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.

 

Withdrawal Policy

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.  

 

Process

Registration is conducted online at the West Hillhurst Community Association's Online Services website.  If assistance is required, please contact the WHCA main office at 403-283-0464.

 

Parent Involvement

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".