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Frequently Asked Questions


Are parents required to volunteer?

Parents are required to participate and to support their children in the program. The parent is mandatory in our classroom as a second adult to maintain government mandated adult-to-student ratios.


Our program is operated as a parent co-op which relies on parent helpers scheduled on a rotating basis to assist the teacher in each class. By operating as a co-op, we can keep tuition fees lower for our families.


Throughout the year the preschool teachers and children host several theme parties that require the help of many parents; as well as encourages parent attendance.


Administration of the preschool is managed by a volunteer group of parents that have formed a Society. The board consists of Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, Registrar, Advertising Director, and two Cleaning Coordinators.


We believe that cooperation between parents and teachers in reinforcing common goals, hopes and caring is essential.  Our teachers provide the educational expertise, objectivity and experience; parents provide personal knowledge of their child. Together they enhance and strengthen the quality of the child’s first experience in an organized social, learning situation.


What does a typical day look like?

Find out more about the 3-year-old program here >>

For more information on the 4-year-old program, click here >>


What is the Lucky Duck Day all about? 

The Lucky Duck day is your child’s special day to be the helper, bring show and tell, be a leader throughout the class and bring an adult as a volunteer for the day.  A Lucky Duck brings a snack for the entire class.  Find out more about how the Lucky Duck Day works here >>


What is your policy on potty training?

All children attending preschool MUST be toilet trained.  We understand that occasional accidents do happen, however we are not equipped or licensed for diaper/pull-up changing or daily accidents.


How do you handle discipline challenges?

Discipline is the responsibility of the teacher. Disciplinary methods utilized in the classroom are communicated to the parents at the orientation meeting in the fall. If a child’s behaviour is inappropriate, the teacher will give suggestions for a positive experience and attempt to redirect the child.


The Parent/Caregiver will be notified if there is an unresolved or ongoing issue. Under no circumstances will any form of physical punishment, verbal or physical degradation or emotional deprivation be inflicted upon a child. Denying or threatening to deny any basic necessity or use of any form of physical restraint, confinement or isolation is not permitted. Any disciplinary action taken must be reasonable in the circumstances.


What is play-based learning?

Kingsland Community Preschool, teachers and children learn and discover together as they imagine, share ideas, collaborate, create and engage in a Reggio Inspired program. The philosophy of the school reflects some of its core values including the provision of a safe and caring environment where children can develop socially, physically, intellectually, creatively and emotionally. They are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities including art, music, group projects, drama, puppets, story time  and free play.


Parents are encouraged to participate and support their child’s development within the program environment, and the home.  Emphasis is placed on building community, self confidence and developing a positive attitude toward learning.


Have a question? Get in touch with us! We will continue to build this section with questions and answers throughout the year.