Kiddies Korner Playschool

The Kiddies Korner Playschool is a co-operative playschool run by the parents through a volunteer parent executive.

Our goal is for your child to learn to:

Explore and run, share the fun, finish what’s begun, put away when done. Restrict their “No’s”, let their mothers go, and expect what’s so.

LOCATION: 501B – 3rd Street West, Hanna, Alberta
MAILING ADDRESS: Box 597, Hanna, Alberta, T0J 1P0
PHONE: 403-854-2155

STARTING DATES: 2016-2017

Meet & Greet Wednesday, September 7th for the 4-year-olds & Thursday, September 8 for the 3-year-olds.  Parents will be contacted about signing up for the Meet & Greet in the fall.

Classes start Wednesday, September 14, 2016 and Thursday, September 15.

4 year olds:  Monday/Wednesday 8:30-11:30
or
Monday/Wednesday 12:45-3:45

4 year old registration form

3 year olds:  Thursday 9:00-11:00

or

Thursday 1:00-3:00

3 year old registration form

The above classes are subject to change.  If registration numbers are low, two classes will be combined if needed.

In order to provide the teachers with enough time to prepare for their next class, the playschool door will open 5 minutes before the afternoon classes start.

Spring Registration was May 5, 2016.

Fall Registration is Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Community Center.

COST:

Payment for the year must be made by the end of September, no exceptions. Payment in full is appreciated but 8 post dated cheques are also accepted, if you wish to spread the payment over the year. NOTE: There is a non-refundable $20 insurance/registration fee (due at the time of registration) that is not included in the prices below.

                        2016/2017 Fees

                                                                            Total 8 cheques of

3 yr (1 class/week)            $400                 $50

4 yr (2 classes/week)        $800                $100

Parents can apply for Child Care Subsidy to help off set the cost of playschool if needed. Visit the following web site: www.humanservices.alberta.ca for more information or contact the playschool treasurer.  The Town of  Hanna offers a Community Youth Fund to those who qualify, please call 854-4433 to inquire.

STANDARD POLICY

  1. Your child must be 3 years of age to attend Kiddies Korner Playschool. However, they may begin playschool at any time in the term following their third birthday.
  2. Your child must be 4 years of age before December 31st to enroll into the 4 year old program.
  3. Your child must be toilet trained.
  4. Every child must be signed in by a parent or guardian upon arrival and departure.

HOLIDAYS

Playschool will be closed for the;

  • Thanksgiving Monday, October 10.
  •  Christmas break.  Last classes in December are on the 21st & 22nd. Classes resume the week of January 9-13.
  •  Family Day break.  No classes the week of February 20-24, 2017.
  •  Easter break.  No classes the week of April 17-21, 2017
  •  Summer break.  Last week of classes is May 15-19, 2017.  We will resume classes mid-September.

PARENTAL DUTIES AND EXPECTATIONS

Parents are expected to sign up as PARENT HELPER.  The number of times you are a parent helper will be determined based on class sizes.  Parent Helpers assist teachers during playschool and help with clean up afterwards.  Please note that, during terms with low enrollment, parents may be asked to sign up more frequently. We understand that this may not be possible for all families but remember your child loves having you there! Siblings are welcome to accompany the Parent Helper, provided they do not interfere with the program. Kiddies Korner is a peanut/nut free facility.

Parents with more than one child in playschool are required to volunteer as much for each child.

For more information, please read the following handouts; Role of the Parent Helper and Snack Time.

NEWS

Fall Registration Fair for 2016/17 Term

We will be at the registration fair again this year in September (September 1, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 at the Community Center). If you have not registered yet or you have any questions please come by. Note: There is a $20 registration fee which is not included in the yearly fees listed above.

FLU SEASON

Parents are encouraged to keep their children at home if they are displaying any flu like symptoms.

FUNDRAISING

Each year the Kiddies Korner Playschool Fundraising Committee is responsible for raising around $3,000 for our program.  Fundraising is an essential part of keeping our program afloat and each year we try to balance the requirements for the parents without burdening them with out of pocket expenses. Since this may be your first experience with fundraising, the Fundraising Committee wants to make sure you are aware of expectations for the year.

2016/2017 It is Kiddies Korner Playschool’s turn to work casino this fall.  We will be working the Jackpot Casino in Red Deer Tuesday, November 8 & Wednesday, November 9, 2016.  The casino events raise upwards of $20,000, and that money goes towards our rent and other expenses for the next 3 years.  Your hotel room for the night, and one meal (during your shift) are covered by Kiddies Korner Playschool.  We will have rooms blocked off for Kiddies Korner at one of the hotels in town, and you will be responsible for booking them once you have signed up for your shift.  Why not double up with a friend and do some Christmas shopping on your way home!

In addition to our casino, the past couple of years we have had the opportunity to work a few security gigs in our community.  Parents are asked to volunteer a few hours out of their day or evening (depending on the event) to work security for events in town.  We are responsible for making sure no one takes liquor outside the building, and watching the crowd for potential “rowdy” behavior.  We have had great success raising funds for our program, while helping out other community events.  It is minimal work on our part, and we have had great feedback from parents in the past years; they are able to listen to great music and enjoy the company of other adults!

The Fundraising Committee will email or will post on the Kiddies Korner Facebook group page any more information, and have a sign-up sheet available in class for parents in September.  (Times are first come, first serve.)

All parents are expected to participate in the fundraisers over the year.  To keep things fair, Kiddies Korner Playschool requires a post-dated cheque for $200.  Once your fundraising requirement is fulfilled, your cheque will be returned to you.  If you would rather contribute financially, let the Executive know and we will take you off the “fundraising mailing list”.  (Cheques must be submitted no later that Sept. 30, 2016 and postdated to Feb. 1, 2017.)

Without fundraisers, Kiddies Korner Playschool wouldn’t be able to offer the extra creative opportunities, toys, gym equipment and books the children have grown to love (and the parents have come to expect).  We thank you for your contribution to “play”.

Kiddies Korner Cookbook

We still have cookbooks available for purchase. If you would like to purchase more cookbooks please contact Ayslinn Rabb at kkps.fundraising@gmail.com.

****KIDDIES KORNER IS A PEANUT/ NUT FREE FACILITY****

 

Contact Us

President – Jenelle Wassell  306-717-4111
Vice President – Allison Bertsch 403-878-4260
Treasurer – Cindy Hickle, 403-854-2537
Secretary – Shyanne Jones, 403-854-3148
Fundraising – Ayslinn Raab 403-854-4321, Amanda Olsen or Bonnie Deadlock
Teacher – Maria Povaschuk, 403-854-3839
Teacher’s Aide – Rachelle Stuber, 403-665-2189

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