Camrose and District Pre-School

Pre-School has been a licensed program since 1984. We started as a play school in 1981.

Program Location:
The Camrose Rotary Youth Centre
4517 – 54 St.   Camrose AB
Office Location:
Camrose & District FCSS
4821 – 51 St.  Camrose AB  T4V 1R9
Phone:  780-672-0141

Mission Statement

Pre School provides a nurturing and stimulating atmosphere to promote the use of a child’s most important learning tool – that of meaningful play.

It is our belief that through such play; the child will gain increased self-esteem as well as healthy growth in the areas of social, physical, intellectual, creative, emotional and sensory development.

Through our program we strive for a warm and caring environment for 3 and 4 year olds to build self-confidence, make friends, as well as interact and socialize with children their own age in a group setting

Why Is Pre-School Important?

The early years are the most important development years.  This is a time when young children are developing their skills and independence.

Young children will develop:

  • Socialization: Learning to interact, play, share, and get along with peers, as well as work through problems and learn to solve problems on their own.
  • Creativity and Curiosity: Building their confidence and self reliance skills to make choices to discover new things in a play-based environment.
  • Early Literacy Skills:  Early introduction to academic foundations such as letters, numbers, counting, and witting their name.
  • Stronger Sense of Independence:  Being out of the home helps a young child find a sense of how to be and interact without parents or siblings around.
  • Kindergarten Preparation:  Children who attend preschool are better prepared for kindergarten and do better academically and socially.

3 Year Old Class

Where children are developing their social skills, where they learn how to interact with others.  At age 3 children parallel play, along side each other.  This is where they begin to expand their knowledge of taking turns with their friends and expressing their emotions.   Classes are 2 ½ hours twice a week from September to June.

Children must be 3 years old by December 31 and must already be 3 to start to attend the 3 year old classes.

4 Year Old Class

When children have to opportunity to expand and challenge their experiences to further enhance their skills from our 3 year old class, bringing them one more step closer to being prepared for kindergarten. Classes are 2 ½ hours twice a week or 3 hours 3 times a week from September to June.

Children must be 4 years old by December 31 to attend the 4 year old classes.

How are Parents Involved?

Parent involvement is key to the success of this program:

  • Volunteer for special events or field trips
  • Assist with fundraising
  • Share a story, song, or talent

Contact Info

4821-51 Street
Camrose T4V 1R9
Phone: 672-0141