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 Pam
    Miss Pam Teacher

    Originally from Vernon, British Columbia, Miss Pam brings over 12 years of professional experience in child development. After graduation from Okanagan College with a certificate in Early Childhood Education Miss Pam moved to Alberta and began her career in child development. Pamela later returned to school and graduated from Bow Valley College where she received a Childcare Diploma and her qualification as a Child Development Supervisor.

    Miss Pam has worked with children from infant to school-age, but has found a particular passion for working with, and helping preschool children grow stronger. It is her belief that young children learn best through play and need a comfortable environment to expand their creative minds. She believes in creating an environment that helps the unique needs of every child that comes to her school. She understands that social interaction between young children allows them to learn how to respect one another and the things around them. When you connect play with structure you have a great learning environment where children can express themselves emotionally, artistically and scholastically.