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


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. At GCP we are fortunate to have a Preschool Coordinator to take care of all the operational and licensing aspects of the program.

Through our program we provide parents the opportunity to have their child assessed through the LEAD Foundation ( ) at no additional cost.

Our Team

Ms. Amy is an experienced teacher who is passionate about early learning. She has over fifteen years of experience teaching elementary school, preschool, tutoring, and nannying. For the past ten years, she has excelled teaching Junior and Senior Kindergarten where she delivered a successful and popular program. Amy has a Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Maine – Presque Isle in Maine, USA. She is certified to teach elementary in Maine, Nova Scotia and Alberta, acquiring her Alberta Permanent Professional Certificate in 2011.   Amy has taught English Language Learners for the past ten years and as a result, has acquired a calm and patient style when speaking with young children. Amy is well-versed in early literacy and numeracy and has extensive experience fostering kindergarten readiness skills. She has experience working with children of all abilities and collaborating with professionals and parents to develop a program that benefits each child. Amy’s goal in a preschool setting is nurturing kind, confident and curious children who are excited to learn new things. She believes that play is the best way to learn about the world. Through play, children learn social and emotional skills, they discover new things and test ideas, all while using their imaginations and creativity. As Mister Rogers said “Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” When not teaching Amy enjoys being outdoors with her family, camping, traveling, reading and crocheting.  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. Sherry – Assistant Teacher

Sherry Fergel grew up in Calgary, born to a classical violinist/accountant and a teacher, with German roots. She went to Mount Royal University, where she got her Early Learning and Childcare Diploma (Level 3). For the past 7 years she has been working at Lead Foundation as a Child Development Specialist, working in a variety of schools and homes, as well as working with many different teachers, families, and Lead team therapists. She brings a multidisciplinary skill-set to Glendale, with experience in the following areas: occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, behavioural therapy, and speech therapy. These years of experience have presented the opportunity for Sherry to work with an array of different conditions, including, but not limited to: autism spectrum disorder, Fragile X Syndrome, sensory delays, global processing delays, anxiety, selective mutism, apraxia, stuttering, and many different types of other speech delays and impediments. She is excited to now apply such skills in the broader setting of working with many children as a teacher!

Sherry married the love of her life in 2013, and since then has enjoyed travelling, got a snake and a cat, and is an avid fitness enthusiast, passionately pursuing distance running, sprinting, and different modalities of weight lifting. Sherry currently attends Southview Alliance Church and credits her faith solely in regards to all she has overcome and been so lucky to have in life. She also has a background of music, having completed ‘Royal Conservatory of Music’ grades and exams in classical violin, piano, and opera singing. Similarly, she has much experience performing on stage and in musical theatre. 

Sherry is very excited to begin teaching this year at Glendale and is so thankful for the opportunity to be around such a welcoming community and wonderful preschool program!


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