Alerces Frequently Asked Questions
What age can children start preschool at Alerces? Children can start from 30 months old (2.5 years old) if they are potty trained to 5 years old.
What are Alerces hours for part-time and full-time students? Our preschool and kindergarten programs run every day Monday through Friday from 8:45 am to 11:30 am for part-time students and from 8:45 am to 3:30 pm for full-time students.
Is there afternoon only Kindergarten or preschool? Alerces part-time students come only mornings; everyday, Monday through Friday.
Why choose preschool over daycare? We encourage a learning experience that promotes early development, and prepares your child for school. Children are close in age to promote social, cognitive and physical development. All our staff are teachers with the proper accreditation as ECE.
What does Reggio Emilia Inspired mean? Reggio Emilia is a small city in Italy highly recognized as a centre of innovation in education in Europe. Children are encouraged to explore and experiment within their environment using symbolic languages (words, painting, sculpting, drama, drawing and more) in a child-centered and constructivist way.
Is Alerces a private school? Alerces is a private school, created by Bati McComas and Maru Aguirre in 2007. It is licensed by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education.
Is there before and after school care? Alerces runs Before and After care programs for families who need it. The Before Care is from 7:30 am - 8:30 am, and the After Care is from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm.
What are the class sizes? Small class sizes are one of the main characteristics of Alerces. Maximum 10 students per class.
Does Alerces follow the Saskatchewan curriculum for Kindergarten? Alerces kindergarten students achieve the learning outcomes proposed by the curriculum and generally surpass them.
Does Alerces run the whole year? Alerces runs from September to June, following the Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools schedule.
How much does it cost? Alerces fees for 2018/2019 are: part-time $550 monthly; full-time $760 monthly.