Join us for an afternoon outside!
Campus Cooperative Preschool is offering a nature-based preschool experience that will provide a group of children with an opportunity to connect with the natural environment in a safe and enjoyable way. Children will be encouraged to engage in activities that interest them, while we facilitate the learning process. This program is being offered once per week, on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 until 3:30 pm. The program will take place in the schoolyard of Campus Cooperative Pre-School at Capitol Hill Park
To participate in our outdoor program, students must turn 3 before September 1st and be registered in one our indoor programs.
We will do our best to play and remain outside for the duration of every session. Please ensure that your child is dressed appropriately to remain warm and dry during our time together.
The class will have access to the Campus Cooperative Preschool indoor environment if necessary. We can utilize the facilities should the children need the washroom, etc. or if the circumstances require us to go indoors.
Registered families will be given the teacher’s cell phone number, just in case we need to be reached while in the outdoor classroom. If you have a concern that requires discretion, please feel free to call me. We can either discuss things over the phone or make arrangements to meet. Otherwise, I am happy to discuss and visit after class.
We are a cooperative pre-school. Parents are required to volunteer in the outdoor classroom on a regular basis as part of the cooperative. Please see our Parent Involvement page for specific details. Volunteering is an integral part of the school, and is required to keep fees low and run our program. Our ratios depend on caregiver involvement. Please make sure on your volunteer day, you are dressed appropriately for the weather!
per month on a monthly basis
There is no registration fee for our outdoor program, but children must also be enrolled in one indoor program.
Fees are collected using an online direct bank withdrawals on the first day of the preceding month (ie: September’s tuition will be withdrawn on August 1st). Pre-authorized withdrawals will be setup upon acceptance into a class. Withdrawals that happen with less that 30 days notice will forfeit one month’s tuition. NSF payments will result in a $30 fee.
Any household with a combined household income of less than $180,000 is eligible to receive as much as $125 / month in subsidies through the Alberta Cild Care Subsidy Program. To see if you are eligible, please visit: https://www.alberta.ca/child-care-subsidy.aspx
Campus issues tax receipts in February/March of the current school year. They will be emailed to you as they are completed. Please contact us if you notice any errors or have not yet received one and expected to.
Children will explore the outdoor environment on the Capitol Hill Community Centre grounds.
Families will provide their child with a healthy, nut-free snack and a water bottle.
Gathering Time – We will gather at least twice throughout the day to discuss safety, feelings, observations, planning, learning as well as sing songs and play games.
Everyday must include a story!
For a peek inside the school, and to see examples of our activities, please check out our social media links below!
1531 – 21 Avenue NW
Calgary AB T2M 1L9
9:00am to 11:30am