Our history

Glendale Community Preschool (GCP) is a program of the Glendale/Glendale Meadows Community Association. The preschool is managed by an Executive and Parent Committees comprised of the families with children in the preschool.

We are a Licensed, Non-Profit, Parent-Run Organization with minimal fundraising required.

About Our Parent Council

There are a number of positions with the Preschool Executive and Parent Committees, all of which are important and require an additional amount of responsibility. Accepting these positions ensures:

  • A stable program
  • Resources for the teacher
  • Objectivity regarding the program
  • Consistency within the program

Our vision

Children are born with a sincere and natural desire to learn. We offer a semi-structured play program that is child inspired and teacher facilitated.

Our Team

  • Ms. Caroline
    Ms. Caroline Teacher

    Ms. Caroline is passionate about being able to contribute to her students’ development by teaching through real experiences and exploring creativity with her students. She speaks English, Portuguese, and Spanish and she enjoys singing traditional songs with her students in all three languages. Caroline understands and promotes the benefits of learning languages to develop children’s cognitive areas and a better understanding of diversity in the world.
    Caroline is originally from Venezuela. In 2011, she moved to Calgary with her son to obtain her Diploma in Early Learning and Child Care. She has more than 16 years of experience working with children and their families. She also holds a University Degree in Psycopedagogy (the psychology of education), a Diploma in Montessori Philosophy and a Certificate in Reggio Emilia Approach Philosophy. Additionally, she volunteers every year at the Calgary International Children’s Festival and is an active member of the Art of Living Yoga and Meditation Community.
    Aside from teaching, she loves playing with her son and exploring the parks & mountains with her family. She likes riding her bike, dancing, snowboarding, skating, reading, painting, traveling, and eating in good restaurants. She is excited bring her wealth of experience & enthusiasm for teaching with her to the Glendale Community Preschool.

  • Miss Josilyn (Knight)
    Miss Josilyn (Knight) Assistant Teacher

    Miss Josilyn decided to pursue her passion of working with children straight out of high school & received her Child Development Assistant Certificate in 2015 from Bow Valley, while working alongside Kindergarten & OSC children. Through her experience, she has gained valuable insight and education working with young children. She has discovered her passion watching children grow and develop into their own beings. She enjoys developing and implementing a program through play that helps the children appreciate the infinite resources of their hands, their eyes, and their ears through forms of materials, sounds and colours.

    Apart from teaching, Miss Josilyn enjoys watching/playing hockey, camping, hiking, & exploring the outdoors, reading, spending time with family & traveling, which includes spending 4 years in Australia at a young age!

    Miss Josilyn is passionate about education, and is looking forward to working with the program to further her education and experience working with young children. She has plans to continue her own education in Early Childhood Development and to gain her Child Development Worker certificate. She is very excited to continue her career path here at Glendale Community Preschool, believes that she learns just as much from the children as they learn from her!