Classes & Fees

Parent Participation

We offer two parent participation classes:

  • Cathy’s AM: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:15am-11:45am

  • Lori’s AM: Monday, Wednesday 9:15am-11:45am

In a parent participation preschool, parents are involved as administrators, as teacher assistants and as students of childhood development. The preschool is owned and operated as a non-profit, charity organization by the parents of the children enrolled in the preschool. As a parent, you will be responsible for:

Holding a family job

Each family will be assigned a job for the year to help with the running of the school. Some example of the available jobs are: Laundry, Duty day scheduler or Outside Maintenance. This could also mean taking a leadership role on the Executive committee. We do our best to match families up with jobs that are a good fit for each family.

Completing monthly ‘duty days’

This is a chance to join your little one in their class. Duty parents help with setup and clean-up, assist with transitions, and supervise & support the children in their play and learning. You are responsible for bringing part of the snack on your duty days. Each family will typically be responsible for 1-3 duty shifts per month.

attending monthly parent education meetings, followed by a general meeting

There are 5 general meetings & parent education talks per year, which at least one (1) family representative must attend. This is a great opportunity to listen to high caliber speakers who talk on a variety of parenting and child development topics. The general meetings follow these talks and cover general business of the school. These are held on the first Tuesday of the month and begin at 7PM.

orientation hours and parent workshops

This involves participation in an evening orientation session in September and a parent observation day prior to your first duty day. Additionally, parent workshops are held in January upon return from winter break.

one inside deep clean

Each family must volunteer for one inside clean, that involves a toy wash and a deep clean of the preschool. These are held on the first Saturday of every month.


Parent Involvement

We offer two parent involvement classes:

  • Cathy’s PM: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 12:45pm-3:15pm

  • Lori’s PM (Forest Class): Monday, Wednesday 12:14pm-3:15pm

Our parent involvement classes offered in the afternoon, provide an opportunity to be involved in your child’s preschool without the duty day requirement and some of the other parent participation responsibilities. As a parent, you will be responsible for:

Holding a family job

Each family will be assigned a job for the year to help with the running of the school. Some example of the available jobs are: Laundry, Duty day scheduler or Outside Maintenance. This could also mean taking a leadership role on the Executive committee. We do our best to match families up with jobs that are a good fit for each family.

attending monthly general meetings

There are 5 general meetings per year, which at least one (1) family representative must attend. The general meetings cover general business of the school and follow parent education talks (which you are welcome to attend but are not mandatory for parent involvement families). The general meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month and begin at 8:30PM.

Oak: Forest Class

This parent involvement class is held outdoors using the natural surroundings as our classroom. This class has a maximum of 10 students and is led by Teacher Lori. Students will venture into the surrounding forest and neighbourhoods, learning about nature, community, road safety and many other important lessons. We use our imaginations to take us on all kids of adventures!


Tuition & Fees

Registration and Deposit are required at time of registration. Other fees are required by September 1, 2019. Monthly Tuition is required on the first of each month.

Monthly Tuition

Lori’s AM: $110 / month + parent participation fees
Lori’s PM: $130 / month + parent participation fees
Cathy’s AM: $150 / month + parent involvement fees
Cathy’s PM: $195 / month + parent involvement fees

One-Time Parent Participation fees
(total = $370):

Registration Fee (for CPPPBC) $75
Deposit $75
Scrapbooking Fee $20
Fundraising Fee (tax deductible) $150
Year End Gala Tickets (2 tix x $25 each) $50

One-Time Parent Involvement fees
(total = $350):

Registration Fee (for CPPPBC) $75
Deposit $75
Fundraising Fee (tax deductible) $150
Year End Gala Tickets (2 tix x $25 each) $50