4-Year-OldJunior Kindergarten

Prepare your child for Kindergarten and develop a love of school and learning.

ProgramDescription

The Bearspaw Preschool 4-year-old Junior Kindergarten Program focuses on routines of the classroom, problem solving skills, independence and aims to help prepare children for Kindergarten. Emphasis is placed on listening, social interaction behaviours, conflict resolution, manners and following instruction. Fine and gross motor skill development is accomplished through classroom activities and daily gym time in our full-size gymnasium.

We focus on Early Literacy in a fun way by incorporating crafts and activities that support a different letter each week.  Our teachers use a combination of Hand Writing Without Tears and Jolly Phonics to support the child’s learning.

While our program is based on learning through play, we do offer a number of science-related *activities such as magnets, color mixing, measuring cups, water beads, sensory bins and a light table to ensure our students have a fully rounded experience. 

Dates andTimes

Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Mornings 8:30am – 11:30am
Afternoon 12:30pm – 3:25pm

DailySchedule

Circle Time *(20 minutes)
Free Play & Craft Time *(60 minutes)
Songs *(10 minutes)
Snacks *(15 minutes)
Puzzles, Stories, Games *(30 minutes)
Gym *(30 minutes)

*Times are approximate and may vary 

Additional Information:

As the school year nears, we have been advised to talk about Separation Anxiety with our families as this is likely going to increase this year. Experts have advised that the best way to handle this moving forward is to have parents start talking about going to school with your child earlier so that they are able to start to prepare to be away from their homes and parents for a period of time during the day. Also talk about the changes in the routine and the classroom and that parents wont be able to be present in classrooms to start the year. This will provide your little one with as much information as  possible and hopefully provide them with comfort as  they enter the school year.

Once again thank you parents, we are looking forward to opening our doors to your children and having a great, and safe school year.

Please find attached Questions And Answer and “guidance for preschools” from AHS to also help with any additional questions.


Enhanced ProgramExperience

At Bearspaw Preschool we enhance our overall program by providing various special guests, field trips and special events throughout the school year.

Some of the places we have visited include:

Cobb’s  Corn Maze
Retirement Residence’s for Caroling
Butterfield Acres

Tobogganing
Skating
Fire Hall Tours

Bowling
Cooking School
Science Centre

Northmount Art Centre
Big Hill Springs Hike
Safety City


Some of our special guests in the past have included:

Monthly Music and Play
Yoga
Bricks for Kids

Reptile Man
Quest Theatre
Mad Science

Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
Crock-A-Doodle
Creative Expressions Dance

Sportball
Curling Canada


Some of our annual special events are:

Halloween Parade
Christmas Pyjama Party

Children’s Art Gala
Mother’s Day Tea

Bike Rally 

Year End Celebration

Are you interested in joining our preschool?

Come to our Open House on January 22, 2022 from
10am to 2pm!