1st Class Kindergarten - Care Program

In addition to our Before and After School program, 1st Class also offers Kindergarten Care at all of our locations (please check location for more details). Our qualified Educators collaborate and provide the children with experiences each day that compliments what they’re learning in their classrooms, while still adhering to our vision of learning and growing through play.

Similar to our Before and After School Programs, we provide experiences and activities that aim to engage children while teaching a variety of skills.

The main emphasis Kindergarten - Care Program is to:
  • Creating a program that is inclusive and respects individual abilities, needs and strengths.
  • Promoting the social-emotional literacy of the children - Promoting the social-emotional literacy of the children - teaching them interception awareness skills and emotions and how to mediate them.
  • Language and Literacy is a strong component to our Kindergarten - Care Program. Along with daily reading, storytelling, letter and word recognition, every child will have the opportunity weekly to work on and complete their individual printing work books and daily journals.
  • Providing activities and Learning experiences that include Sensory/Art and Crafts, Language/communication and social interaction, Pretend/Dramatic Play, Construction/Block Building, Cognitive/Manipulative Play, Science and Nature experiences, Physical Activities/Active Play.
  • Developing children’s self-esteem by ensuring that they feel valued and cared for as individuals.
  • Providing additional support to those who have exceptional needs or need one on one support to focus on their growth.
  • It is based on the same philosophy as the Pre School/Nursery School programs with the addition of more enhanced experiences created to support learning through exploration, experimentation, problem solving and group discussions while promoting Individual positive self-esteem and confidence.
  • To provide a supportive environment in which children can develop their skills, talents and interests.

Accreditation - A Standard of Excellence

1st Class After Class Before and After school has three of our programs accredited by the Alberta Association for the Accreditation of Early Learning and Care Services, with our other programs going through the accreditation stage. Accreditation is a voluntary commitment that demonstrates a program's commitment to go beyond basic requirements to meet higher standards of care in delivering services.
For more information visit the AELCS website: AELCS