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About us

Our play-based philosophy

 

The Lakeview Community Preschool is a learning community that offers our youngest community members' meaningful early educational experiences both in and out of the classroom. Our certified teachers and dedicated parent volunteers work together to infuse our spaces and programs with a sense of safety, comfort, and playfulness, allowing students to grow the social, emotional, physical and cognitive skills to thrive in kindergarten and beyond!

"Play is the highest form of research."

Albert Einstein

Our program has evolved out of a strong sense of community in Lakeview. In 1967, a young mother named Mrs. Blasken brought together families who were interested in creating opportunities for young children to develop their social skills with same-aged peers. 

In 2007, our teachers and parent volunteer board designed and renovated a space at the Lakeview Baptist Church where we continue to offer licensed and regulated early childhood education programming year round. Today, our program continues to emphasize the important role parents and families play in the transition from toddler to kindergartner. Parent involvement in and out of the classroom empower their children to explore, inquire, create, experiment, and ultimately learn how to learn.

Philosophy

Program Hours

Our 1000 sq. ft. classroom at the Lakeview Baptist Church is centred around the early childhood educational goals of our community. In addition to our formal class space, our teachers and students have access to a gymnasium, green space, playground, kitchen and theatre! Teachers are encouraged to use and adapt these spaces throughout the year based on the unique interests and priorities of each class they teach.

Our preschool classes follow the Calgary Board of Education's traditional calendar. We offer the following the following class options to eligible families (see eligibility requirements for more information):

3-year-olds
Tuesdays & Thursdays, September to May

Our three-year-old program has a morning cohort and afternoon cohort of up to 12 students each

  • Morning: 9:15 AM - 11:30 AM (2.25hrs)

  • Afternoon: 12:30 PM - 2:45 PM (2.25hrs)

4-year-olds
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, September to June

*The 2024/2025 school year will run with only the morning class. We plan on resuming the afternoon class for the 2025/2026 school year.

  • Morning: 8:45 AM - 11:45 AM (3 hrs)

Program Hours
Our teachers

Our teachers

Mrs. Jen Tse 

3-year-old AM. 3-year-old PM. 

We are very excited to officially welcome Mrs. Jenn Tse to the Lakeview Preschool Community for the 2024/2025 school year and beyond. She has been substituting in the school over the last year so will be a familiar face for many of the kids. Her education background consists of a diploma in Early Childhood Education, a bachelor’s degree in Human Services and a Children’s Mental Health certificate.  She worked in a nearby neighbourhood preschool for over 14 years and is very well respected in the preschool community. 

Mrs. Kim Jenkins

 4-year-old AM.

Mrs. Jenkins is a former CBE teacher who began teaching at the Lakeview Community Preschool in 2012. Ms. Jenkin’s organizational skills and warmth with the kids really helps get our preschoolers ready for kindergarten. 

Our parent board

Our program is operated by a parent volunteer board. Members of the board serve a two-year term and meet monthly to plan events, fundraise, and support our teachers with programming. If you are interested in joining the board in 2023/2024, please contact us. You will receive priority for registration. We are currently looking for three positions for 2023/2024 that help with marketing, fundraising and registration.

Parent board
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