Mission

Our mission is to provide a safe, positive, warm and nurturing environment that builds a foundation for life-long learning.

Philosophy

At Glendale Community Preschool (GCP) we believe that each child is a unique individual who learns best through semi-structured play. Our program offers arts and crafts, dramatic play, science-based learning, early literacy, block play, as well as weekly sensory-based activities such as sand and water. Teachers encourage children to explore their environment while supporting each child’s individual needs.

We also recognize that children learn best when parents are involved in their education. GCP is a parent-run, Not-For-Profit preschool. We require parents to get involved by volunteering in and out of the classroom. We also offer the opportunity for parents to take on administrative and operational roles on the Executive Committee.

Through our program we provide parents the opportunity to have their child assessed through the LEAD Foundation ( https://www.leadfoundation.ca/about-us/ ) at no additional cost.

Our Team

Ms. Caroline – Lead 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. Ms. Caroline understands and promotes the benefits of learning languages to develop children’s cognitive areas and a better understanding of diversity in the world.
Ms. Caroline is originally from Venezuela. In 2011, she moved to Calgary with her son to obtain her diploma in Early Learning and Childcare. Along with having her Level Three Alberta Certification as a Child Development Supervisor, Ms. Caroline holds over 16 years of experience in working with children and their families. She also holds a University Degree in Psychopedagogy (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 to bring her wealth of experience and enthusiasm for teaching with her to the Glendale Community Preschool.

Ms. Danica – Assistant Teacher

Ms. Danica was born and raised in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. She received her Early Childhood Education Certificate from Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Since completing her Level One qualification, she has work with various organizations with a focus on preschool aged children.

Ms. Danica has an enthusiastic personality that is infectious. She can’t help but light up when she talks about working with children. She is kind, patient, soft spoken, and loving. She has all the qualities we want to work with our children. She comes to us with plenty of fun ideas, books, and crafts she looks forward to sharing with our children.

SCHOOL DOCUMENTS

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