St. Isabella School
A place where amazing things Get Done!
St. Isabella School is located in the Copperfield community and opened in September 2019, it is one of the newest additions to 1st Class After Class family. The 1st Class After Class – St. Isabella School which will offer a Before and After School program and Kindergarten Program off site.
At 1st Class After Class - St. Isabella School, our staff are dedicated to creating an environment where children will have opportunities to explore and discover the world around us and to engage in a wide array of play experiences that foster the development of social, physical, creative, emotional and intellectual growth through play and recreation.
It is a time for story and language development, music and movement activities, and other varied learning experiences.
Our programs all have a pretend and learn area devoted to developing a child’s sense of “make believe”.
Before & After Grade 1-6
Our before and after-care programs go well beyond homework help. We support children in becoming the kindest, most capable, and most resilient version of themselves.
With regular outdoor time and planned indoor activities, our children experience a world of movement, dance and recreation.
Books allow children to enter a world of “make believe” and learn about new and exciting things.
Our programs use a curriculum that is individualized to every age, with planned activities that combine learning and fun to create happy, curious kids.
We want to welcome Ms. Melissa to the 130th team! She is a Child Development Supervisor with a diploma in Early Childhood Education and have been in the field for over 16 years. Prior to 1st Class, she was the Assistant Director at her previous centre for over the 10 years. She also participated in 2 of the 4 pilot projects for Flight as well as a 3 year partnership with with pedagogical leaders from Flight and the ASaP Program (Access, Support and Participation).
Ms Melissa says "I love watching children grow and learn through their own experiences. To be able to foster a child’s growth and development is an amazing experience to be a part of. I’m grateful for the daily opportunities to be a co-researcher and co-learner with the children". When she is not busy working you can find her hanging out with her two boys and husband, spending time with family and friends, as well as hiking in the mountains.