Preschool

Preschool & Kindercare

École Notre Dame School is proud to offer to Leduc and area two licensed Early Learning Programs with certified Early Learning Educators.  Our instructors - Katherine Dunlop and Nancy Foley, are excited to join your child as they begin their educational journey.  Both École Notre Dame Preschool and our Kindercare programs offer play-based programming that provides a framework for development of the whole child through activities that enhance each child's intellectual, social, emotional, physical, creative, spiritual development, and language literacy.  We believe the early years are the most critical time for children's development. We believe that children are successful, competent and capable learners who take pride and ownership in their learning.  We have incorporated the latest developments in early learning, and the Alberta Flight Early Learning Framework Model as a basis for our program. We see our role as their educators, as not to "fill the child with knowledge", but to observe children's spontaneous inquiry, providing them with the resources they need to explore and make discoveries.

Our programs support the uniqueness, growth, and development of the child in an environment in which relationships are important and assist the child in their learning journey.  

Preschool:

Preschool (4 year old program):

Ecole Notre Dame Preschool is included in the new Government Funding program which allows accessible, affordable childcare for your family. Please see the details below.

Registrations: 

Registrations for the 2022.2023 school year can be started on January 10th at 9:00 am.  Your child must be 4 years old as of December 31, 2022, to attend.

Classes: 

We are offering morning and afternoon classes.  We have just recently opened an afternoon class on Tuesday and Thursdays.

M/W & T/Th morning class times are 8:45 - 11:15.

T/Th class times are 12:15 - 2:45

Class size: 15 students 

 When registering, please select the class that works best for you; if you do not find availability in the class you prefer, please email dorothy.monty@starcatholic.ab.ca to be put on a wait list.  

To register and reserve a spot, please go to www.schoolinterviews.ca and enter event code: prekr . You will be emailed further instructions.

General Information:

  • Individual Welcome to Preschool Meetings begin early September
    • Classes start after Welcome to Preschool Meetings with staggered entry (Date TBA)
    • Classes end the middle of June (Date TBA)
  •  No Fundraising!   

 

Parent Expectations


Parents are required to roster approximately once a month.  All guardians rostering for their child’s class are required to submit a Criminal Record Check. Criminal Record Checks must be submitted prior to /or at our "Welcome to Preschool" meeting in September and must be completed no earlier than 6 weeks before preschool startup.

Snacks
• Parents are to provide a peanut/nut free snack for their child based on the Canada Food Guide.

Fees: 

The Government of Alberta Affordability Grant is provided directly to licensed preschool and childcare programs so that parent fees for all families can be lowered. Parents do not need to apply for this program and will receive a reimbursement cheque once the government sends the money to the school so that we are able to issue refunds.

Fees ( before grant refund)
• $200 ($150. non-refundable registration + $50.00 supply fee due ASAP to hold your spot)
• $800 - can be paid in $160 installments (5) which must be set up online by August 31, 2022. 

The Government will pay $75/ month for preschool so parent fees will end up being $25/month= $250 /Year 

Subsidy is also available

Families who make less than $180,000 are eligible for an additional subsidy to further reduce their childcare costs.   For more information, Please go to:
 https://www.alberta.ca/child-care-subsidy.aspx