Springhill's regular school year follows the Edmonton Public School calendar and runs from the beginning of September until June. Registrations are accepted throughout the school year, and part-time attendance is accepted. Register today!

Program Outline

Classes for each age group follow a basic routine, with occasional variations. During a class, each group will usually have some free play in the classroom's activity centres, circle time (where the children are introduced to letters, numbers and literature), a snack, a musical activity or group game activity, and – weather permitting – a play outside.

While the program is well thought out, the activities are not highly structured; a child may exercise a degree of choice and may tackle an activity in a way that best suits them.

We also have a variety of themes throughout the school year that captures the interest of the children. Past activities have included changing seasons, colours, life-cycles, celebrations around the world, dinosaurs, space and pets.

 

Two-year-old program

Monday, Wednesday, Friday mornings
9:15 - 11:30 a.m.
Maximum 12 children.
Children do not have to be toilet trained.

Three-year-old program

Tuesday, Thursday mornings
9:15 - 11:45 a.m.
Maximum 14 children.
Must be toilet trained. No exceptions.

courtesy the City of Edmonton

courtesy the City of Edmonton

Four- and five-year-old program

Tuesday, Friday afternoons
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Maximum 16 children.
Must be toilet trained. No exceptions.

Three/four split program

Monday afternoons
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Maximum 14 children.
Must be toilet trained. No exceptions.

Three/four split science class

Wednesday afternoons
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

A science focused class in which the children participate in a variety of experiments and investigations. Previous activities include examining x-rays of broken bones, constructing and flying paper airplanes, and growing bean plants. Children must be three on or before September 1 to be registered for this class.

Organic snack program

Springhill offers a healthy, organic and nut-free diet for your children, helping to foster healthy eating habits from a young age. Organic foods meet stringent standards, taste great and reduce health risks. Each snack offered consists of three food groups selected from a range of items such as fresh fruit, yogurt, bread and crackers, vegetables and cheese, juice or water or milk.

Intellidance®

Since September 2016, Springhill has been offering Intellidance® to our enrolled children. Developed by a local educator, Jessica-Baudin Griffin, it is a conceptual dance education, emphasizing creativity, imagination and expression. Combining movement vocabulary and dance concepts, Intellidance® programs lay the foundation for lifelong physical literacy on and off the dance floor. Research shows that dance and music activities offered in a loving, safe, multi-sensory environment enhance lifelong learning and neural development. You can learn more about Intellidance here

Parent participation

As a parent-run cooperative, parent involvement is crucial and welcomed. There are many opportunities to be involved, from the regular mandatory volunteer duties, roles on the board, special invitations to our Winter and Spring social events, two cleaning bees, casino, and special year-end family field trips. We also welcome parents to share any expertise that they may have with the class when we are working on an appropriate theme (e.g. musical skills, related occupations, etc.).

Field trips

In addition to the variety of activities and themes in our regular classes, field experiences are planned according to the topic of interest. These field trips are often physical and recreational in nature, allowing the children to engage in hands-on exploration of their environment. The Muttart Conservatory, Royal Alberta Museum, Fringe Theatre, John Janzen Nature Centre, Valley Zoo, Telus World of Science, Edmonton Public Library and Prairie Gardens are a few of the field trips we have attended. All field trip fees at Springhill are included in the tuition, so no additional funds need to be paid to enjoy these wonderful outings.