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Registration & Fees

Registrations are taken on a first come, first served basis. Our school year runs from September to June. Registrations are accepted throughout the year as spaces are available. To register you need to:

  1. Complete a registration form
  2. Pay a non-refundable $100 registration & toy cleaning fee (please make cheque payable to Westend Community Playschool)

*Please note we cannot accept cash. We do not keep cash at the playschool for security reasons.

After your child is enrolled, you will be asked to provide an additional refundable $100 volunteering deposit at our tuition payment event and if it is a casino year, a refundable $250 casino fundraising deposit. Please see below for more information on these fees.

 

Registrar

3 Year Old Program
Georgia Soutar
Phone: 780-935-6990
Email: registrarwecp@gmail.com

4 Year Old Program
Jennifer Abbas
Phone: 587-217-3940
Email: registrarwecp@gmail.com

Class Schedule & Tuition Fees

Class Days Times Cost/month
3 year AM Monday & Wednesday 9:00 am-11:15 am $115
3 year AM Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 am-11:15am $115
4 year AM Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs 9:00 am-11:30am $225

The tuition you pay for your child does not cover all of the costs needed to maintain the playschool program. The rest of the funding comes from fundraisers that we run every year and a volunteer-operated casino (run every second year).

Subsidy is available to those who qualify.

Student Eligibility

Children must be toilet trained and able to manage themselves independently in the bathroom. Children are not allowed to attend the playschool in training pants (e.g. Pull Ups, Easy Ups, etc).

 

Age Requirements

For 3 year classes, students must be 3 by the start of classes in September. The school does accept 2-year-olds in both of the 3 year classes. However due to licensing rules, the child must:

    • turn 3 by December 31.
    • have a family member with a vested interest volunteer in the classroom until the child turns 3. If there are multiple 2-year-olds, a rotation of adults is possible.

For the 4 year morning class, students must be 4 by December 31.

Tuition Payment Methods

We accept 3 forms of payment:

      1. Pre-Authorized Payment (PAP):  Your PAP form needs to be completed and submitted at our tuition payment event, along with a void cheque.
      2. Bi-annual: Two cheques, one dated for September 1st and a second dated for February 1st.
      3. Annual: One cheque, dated for September 1st for all 10 months of registration.

*No rebate or reduction of fees is allowed for temporary absence or holidays.

Withdrawal: In the event that a child needs to be withdrawn from the playschool, the parent must provide one month’s written notice (on or before the first day of the month) to the Registrar. However if a child is withdrawn for the month of June, that fee will not be refunded. If a child is withdrawn before the start of classes but after August 1, the first month’s tuition will be charged.

For more information on our accepted methods of payment and policies, please refer to our parent handbook.

Volunteering Deposit (refundable)

There are no parent duty days or cleaning bees at Westend Community Playschool, but as a parent-run playschool we do still depend on volunteers to ensure the playschool runs smoothly. The playschool asks that each family provide one parent to volunteer for one “job” per child during the year. These jobs range from serving on the playschool board, or helping out with fundraising, to sourcing new toys for the playschool. Families have the opportunity to view a full list of jobs and sign up for a job of their choosing at the playschool’s tuition payment event. WECP will only cash the cheque if a parent has chosen to not perform a task. Once volunteering is completed, the cheque will be destroyed or returned to the parent.

 

Casino Fundraising Deposit (refundable)

Every second year, we run a volunteer-operated casino. Volunteers are recruited from the families that belong to our playschool, and no previous training is needed. Families are required to provide a $250 refundable cheque that is returned to those who work a casino shift.