Our Programming

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It Takes a Village Kindergarten

Spots: first set aside for PUF funded children, then M&M funded and typical spots are filled. The Application Link is live for 1 day in January.

AB Education Funded Program: 22 spots will be available in the class with a AB Certificated Teacher and PUF Educational Assistants following AB Kindergarten Curriculum. 

Whole class Early Intervention Screenings: with Mild & Moderate/PUF AB Education funded programming for children who qualify.

Apply: application process takes place in January for the following year.

Schedule: Tuesday and Thursdays full days

Time: 8:30am-3:20pm

Registration Fee: $450/year [including $50 non refundable deposit]

Philosophy

We are a non profit organization run by a volunteer parent and community board which meets approximately every 3 months.

One parent of each Kindergarten child attending It Takes A Village Kindergarten is expected to attend board meetings every 2-3 months (held in the evening on a weeknight for approximately 1-1.5 hours). One parent from each family is required to attend each mandatory AGM meeting in May (prior to Kindergarten and during current year of school). 

Our Administrator/Teacher is a Service Dog Puppy Raiser with PADS (www.pads.ca) so please be aware that service pups in training are in the classroom.

Participation in the preschool or older siblings attending previously is not a guarantee of a spot in the It Takes a Village Kindergarten class.

This is not a first come-first serve process. It Takes a Village reserves the right to hold spots for funded children.

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It Takes a Village Preschool

Philosophy: an extension of our Kindergarten programming and philosophy at an age and developmentally appropriate level for preschool kids.

Spots: children who will be in their first year of preschool (3 years old) and their Pre-K year of preschool (4 years old). 20-22 total spots will be available in It Takes A Village Preschool morning program with a Lead Educator, Assistant Educator and Educational Assistants (as required for PUF programming).

Whole class Early Intervention Screenings (all 4yr olds and 3 yr olds with parent/educator concerns): Mild & Moderate/PUF programming for children who qualify.

Buds & Blossoms: FREE programming for extra hours, this is a requirement for 4 year olds who qualify for Mild & Moderate programming to meet the requirements of AB ED. 

 

Register: Ongoing registration, please send an email with interest, for more information or to register to: 

ittakesavillagepreschool@itaves.com

Schedule:

Morning Class (fulfills the 400 hours for children who qualify for PUF funding, 4yr olds who qualify for Mild & Moderate are required to participate in Buds & Blossoms, FREE programming on Wednesday aft for 6 months):

Monday-Wednesday-Friday mornings (+ Buds & Blossoms, Wed aft 4yr olds who qualify for Mild & Moderate)

Time: 8:30am-12:15pm (longer sessions to provide more ECS instructional hours)

Cost: $280/month September-June [+$50 non refundable deposit]

 

Afternoon Class

Monday- Wednesday afternoons

Time: 1:30-4:00pm

Cost: $180/month September-June [+$50 non refundablee deposit]

Participation in the preschool is not a guarantee of a spot in It Takes a Village Kindergarten class.

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Early Childhood Intervention

It Takes a Village provides Early Childhood Screenings and Intervention at specific preschool sites as well as day homes with Play Days Agency in Cochrane, AB. 

What is Early Childhood Intervention? Click here.

School Plus: Parents at sites under It Takes a Village Educational Society will receive a link to School Plus to register for our screening program each September.