**Disclosure – I did receive compensation in exchange for this blog post**
La Perle Community Playschool is a playschool is a learn through play program. This means that the classroom’s activities should be creative, stimulating, and should foster an atmosphere of friendship and cooperation. At Le Perle, there are endless stations of fun! Teachers encourage the children to explore and have a new experience each time they enter the classroom. La Perle is full of free play, snack time, circle time, show and tell, gym time. They bring in special guests, have parties throughout the year, and take the kids on field trips. With every activity and theme, the goal is for your child to gain confidence, socialization skills, and aid in development, and most importantly – have fun!
This is a non-profit, parent operated cooperative meaning that the playschool depends on the partnership between parents, teachers, and the executives to work effectively as a team to provide the children with an enriched playschool experience. Being a cooperative also means that it allows parents to play a role in the learning which allows parents a unique opportunity to experience what your child does at playschool.
As a cooperative, parents are also required to help in the classroom once a month and help, a few times a year, in other aspects of the school (toy cleaning, theme changes, etc.).
As a parent, we are constantly looking to prepare for the next chapter in our child’s life. If you are the parent of young children, now is the time to start looking into a playschool that will help set your child up for their future in the school system. One of the most important factors in choosing a playschool to start your child on their education journey, is the teachers your child encounters along the way. At La Perle, the teachers put in a lot of time and dedication to your child’s learning and development.
Meet Carma Wong, the teacher for the 3-year-old program. She has been teaching at La Perle Playschool since 2001. Carma has experience volunteering to teach children, as well as Alberta Social Services prior to that. Carma received her education from Lethbridge College and ICS, which is based out of Montreal. She enjoys watching children grow and develop, and she feels very privileged to be able to work in such a stimulating program.
Meet Laurie Knoll, the teacher of the 4-year-old program who is now in her 23rd year at La Perle Playschool. She graduated from Grant MacEwan University in the Early Learning and Childcare Program. She also has experience in childcare settings over the last 30 years. Laurie feels this is a positive and supportive environment where the quality of care for the children is of the utmost importance. For Laurie, this is the most rewarding and fun-filled occupation.
In 2009, Laurie won the prestigious Child Care Professional Award of Excellence in Alberta for the Urban Preschool category by the Minister of Children and Youth Services.
3-Year-Old Program: Runs Tuesdays and Thursdays – $105/month
4-Year-Old Program: Runs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays – $135.00/month
Open House and Registration
La Perle invites all parents, and future students, to the open house on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. You will be able to meet the teachers of La Perle, and also the board members. At the open house, you will have the opportunity to register your child in the 2020/2021 school year. Upon registration, there is a non-refundable $25.00 deposit and first months tuition (also non-refundable) is required.
Check out last year’s post for more info about La Perle here.