2023-24 Registration Dates
Registration for 3-5 year old programs for the 2023-24 school year will open on the following dates:
Note: Classes begin the week of September 5, 2023.
In order to be eligible for our 3-5 Year-Old Program, your child must turn three on or before September 5, 2023.
In order to be eligible for our 4-5 Year-Old Programs, your child must turn four on or before December 31, 2023.
Kindergarten age children are eligible to attend (they can attend kindergarten and preschool in the same day and still qualify for the affordability grant)
2023-24 Non-Refundable Fees
WHCA Annual Membership (if not already purchased/renewed through the end of June 2024): $35/year
Registration Fee: $50 - charged on July 1.
$30 school supply kit will be charged on Sept 1.Non-refundable once the session starts.
2023-24 Monthly Tuition Fees
2 Day Programs: $170/month - less the $75 affordability grant totaling $95 out of pocket cost. (less subsidy if you apply and qualify)
3 Day Programs: $215/month - less the $75 affordability grant totaling $140 out of pocket cost.(less subsidy if you apply and qualify)
Tuition is charged monthly (on the last day of the month). Monthly fees commence the end September through to the end of June 15. The $75 affordability grant will automatically be applied to your account, you do not have to apply for this grant. In addition, parents can also apply for the Child Care Subsidy Program. https://applychildcaresubsidy.alberta.ca/ - you MUST let our registrar know you have applied for the government subsidy so they can adjust your payment plan. firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuition payment plan examples
2 Day Programs: September 30th $95 paid by the participant on an automatic credit card, by Oct 15th $75 paid through the government affordability grant for the month of September totaling $170 for the month of September. This will repeat for Oct-June, with a final payment June 30th of $75 through the government affordability grant.
3 Day Programs: September 30th $140 paid by the participant on an automatic credit card, by Oct 15th $75 will be paid through the government affordability grant for the month of September totaling $215 for the month of September. This will repeat for Oct-June, with a final payment June 30th of $75 through the government affordability grant.
West Hillhurst Preschool is participating in the Provincial Affordability Program.
All parents of children zero to kindergarten age will benefit from reduced fees through affordability grants. Funding is provided directly to operators and is to be used specifically to reduce fees. Fee reductions for 2023-2024 is a minimum of $75/month which will be automatically applied monthly to each student's account.
Registering for multiple programs
Yes you are able to register your child for multiple programs but they must be on different days as for our licensing we are not allowed to have children in class for more then 4 hours/day. Example: What would be allowed. All afternoons, all mornings (if they are 4 by Dec 31), combination of MWF am & T/Th pm, combination of MWF pm & T/Th am. You will only be charged once for the administration fee and the supply fee.
Written notice must sent to the Registrar at least two full calendar months prior to withdrawal (e.g. by Nov 1 for a January withdrawal.) Fees are not prorated for mid-month withdrawals. Withdrawals prior to the start of classes must be made before July 1st to avoid penalty.
Registration is conducted online via the West Hillhurst Community Association's Online Services portal. You are encouraged to create your family's online account prior to registration and to ensure that your child has been added to your account with his or her accurate birthdate, as well as to ensure that you are familiar with how to navigate the registration portal.
Where to Register?
Online: General online registration opens on Feb 7.
In-Person: At the WHCA main office (by appointment only)
By Phone: 403-283-0464 and press 7
Note: The ActiveNet fees only apply to online registrations paid in full for the year. Do not pay in FULL for the school year as we need to apply the government affordability grant funds. All families should choose our month to month payment plan, and you will not be charged the service fee. There is also no fee for registering in person or over the phone.
If you experience any trouble registering, please call the WHCA main office at 403-283-0464, ext. 7.