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We offer an enriching learning environment designed to nurture the growth of the whole child. We are proud to have been serving the community of the Crowsnest Pass since 1978.

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About us

Kids Kollege is a play-based, licensed community preschool offering an early learning program for children ages 3-5. We offer an enriching learning environment designed to nurture the growth of the whole child. We are proud to have been serving the community of the Crowsnest Pass since 1978.

Our teaching philosophy, which is guided by FLIGHT, Alberta's Early Learning and Care Framework, is child-centered and supports each child’s specific skills, interests and unique needs. Children are encouraged to explore, discover, and interact with one another and their environment to:

Gain skills

Gain social and emotional skills

Increase awareness

Increase awareness of their environment including the people around them

Feel empowered

Feel empowered to make independent choices

Take risks

Take healthy risks

Class Options & Tuition

Registration is accepted on a first come, first served basis. For the 2022/2023 school year, our classes will begin on September 12, 2023. Class options are based on registration numbers each spring.

Class Options & Tuition

View our schedule

  • 2-Day Class • Tuesday/Thursday • 9:00am-1:00pm
  • 3-Day Class • Monday/Wednesday/Friday • 9:00am-1:00pm
  • 5-Day Class • Monday to Friday • 9:00am-1:00pm

Non-refundable Registration Fee: $60.00

  • 2-Day Class: $38.30*
  • 3-Day Class: $94.95*
  • 5-Day Class: $208.25*

Tuition cost reflects Kids Kollege's participation in the Canada-Alberta Early Learning and Child Care Agreement. Government subsidy is available for eligible families. More information can be found here.

Families may claim tuition fees as child care costs if parents are working.

Classes run from September to June each year. There is no school on statutory holidays and we break for Christmas and Easter.

To develop the whole child though:

  1. Social and Emotional Development
  2. Language, Cognitive and Creative Development
  3. Physical Development (Fine and Gross Motor)
  4. Health, Hygiene, Safety, and Nutrition
  5. Listening Skills (following basic directions and routines)

Please feel free to contact our educators or board members if you have any questions or feedback. Together we can create an inspiring learning environment for our children.

Program Details

Our program offers an enriching learning environment designed to nurture the growth of the whole child through a variety of play experiences including the following centres:

  • Language & Literacy Centre
  • Dramatic Play/Pretend
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Manipulative & Construction
  • Discovery (math & science)

Our program routines and activities that support early learning and childhood development include:

Question of the Day

Critical thinking, development of self-awareness, individualism, and self-value

Table Time

Supports fine motor skills, language, writing and problem-solving skills

Morning Meeting

Provides a community approach to valuable and meaningful discussion
Allows children to participate in an inclusive discussion of the plan for the day
Supports learning through storytelling
Incorporates learning concepts of letter and number recognition, calendar, and weather


Provides rich social, emotional and language development opportunities
Supports learning of health, hygiene, and nutrition

Circle Time

Includes music, movement, and stories
Theme based on the child/group's interest(s)
Focuses on individual and group needs

Special Days

Gym days, Indoor Playground days, special guests, party days, field trips, show and tell, etc.
Provide cultural diversity opportunities
Support sense of community
Discovery of new skills and interests

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Parent Information

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There are different types of volunteer opportunities you are making a commitment to participating in when you enroll your child in preschool, including:

  • Volunteering in class and/or on field trips.
  • Toy cleaning and/or playdough making.
  • Purchasing nut-free store bought snacks or juice boxes for special events.
  • Participating in our annual fundraisers and casino (every three years).
  • Other additional opportunities throughout the year.

These commitments keep our program quality high and our fees low!

  • All children who attend must be a minimum of 3 years of age and toilet trained.
  • Please make sure that your child has used the washroom before coming to school. Only staff members may escort a child to the washroom. Volunteers may not be alone with any child for any reason.
  • Fire drills are held regularly and children will need a good pair of indoor shoes. There will not be time to change your child's shoes in the event of a fire or an emergency.
  • Due to students with severe nut allergies, please ensure that all your child's food is NUT FREE. This includes items that "may contain" nuts of any kind.
  • Board meetings are scheduled bi-monthly and the date and time will be on the Monthly Calendar, Facebook Page and emailed to families. You are encouraged to attend to share ideas or express any concerns.
  • When providing payment via cheque, please make payable to Kids Kollege Nursery School. All cheques or cash should be provided in a sealed envelope with your child's name clearly marked on the front.
  • Your child's school supplies, shoes, snack bags, water bottles, etc. must be labeled. Labels can be ordered through our Mabel's Labels fundraiser. For items brought in for show and tell, you can put a piece of tape on it and print their name on the tape.

Pick Up and Drop Off

General rules for pick up and drop off.

  • A child must be brought to the school by a responsible adult and signed in and out. Due to insurance liability, children cannot be dropped off before 9:00AM.
  • Notify the school before 9:00AM the morning your child will be absent.
  • The parent/guardian dropping off the child is responsible for the removal of outerwear and presenting the child to the teachers. Please have your child use the washroom before bringing them to the classroom.
  • A cubby will be assigned to each child for the school term. To keep our cubbies presentable, please only utilize the bottom shelves for inside shoes. Outside footwear can be placed on the Kids Kollege boot racks.
  • At dismissal time, teachers will bring your child to the classroom door. Please DO NOT ENTER CLASSROOM. This policy is intended to ensure the safety of our children and reduce confusion.
  • Notification is required if a different adult will be picking up your child. A signed note, email or message in HiMama is acceptable. If the adult is unknown, photo ID will be required.
  • Unauthorized admittance into the Kids Kollege Office is strictly prohibited.

Late Pick Up Policy

  • Our insurance does not apply to children outside of the designated class times. 1:00PM is the end of our day.
  • A Late Pick Up fee of $10.00 will be charged for every 15 minutes you are late.

  • Our school year runs annually from September to June. 
  • We close for public holidays including: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Thanksgiving, Remembrance Day, Christmas Break, Family Day, Easter Break and Victoria Day.
  • As we are not affiliated with the public schools, we are open during their PD days and "Reading Week" in February.
  • Monthly calendars will be provided to families. The calendars will hold information on upcoming events, special days and activities.
  • For your child's birthday, you may provide a special snack for all of the children. Please check with the teachers any allergies in the class. Summer birthdays can be celebrated in May or June, if you wish.
  • We invite special guests into the classroom periodically. Most years we invite the RCMP, Fish and Wildlife, CNP Library, CNP Literacy and even talented musical parents.
  • The Fire Hall field trip is a highlight of the children's year. Permission slips are required to be signed as we leave the school property to walk down to the fire hall.
  • At events where parents (or another adult designated by the parent) are required to attend, all parents/guardians are responsible for their own children, since we are out of the classroom and over the child/teacher ratio.
  • “Christmas with the Kids” is a family event typically held before Christmas break.
  • An annual Valentine's Day Family event is held in February. All parents/families are invited to attend.
  • A Graduation Ceremony will be held in June for students who are moving on to Kindergarten.


Our biggest annual fundraising events are:

  • Casino (once every 3 years; next scheduled for 2024)
  • Purdy's Chocolate Fundraiser
  • Bottle Donation
  • Dance-a-thon
  • Mini Photo Session

Each of these fundraisers provides essential operating funds for our Preschool programs and each relies on the energy and creativity of our community of parents and board members.

Year-Round Fundraising

In addition, we offer the following year-round fundraising opportunities:

  • Mabel's Labels Fundraiser - order anytime at mabelslabels.ca
  • Scholastic Books - order monthly at scholastic.ca using our Class Code RC635462.

Board of Directors

Board meetings are scheduled bi-monthly and the date and time will be listed on the Monthly Calendar, Monthly Newsletter, Facebook Page and emailed to families. We encourage all families to attend to share ideas or express any concerns.

Our Annual General Meeting is held in October each year.

Volunteer board members are always needed. Volunteering is a great way to be involved, assist your community, and to meet new people.

Please contact the Board of Directors anytime throughout the year at kidskollegecnp@gmail.com if you are interested in a position on the board or another volunteer opportunity.


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Kids Kollege Preschool is interested in individuals with a passion for working with children. We hire for both part-time and casual teaching positions for the school year (September to June).

Please visit our Facebook page @KidsKollegePreschoolCNP for our current opportunities.

If you are interested in a position with Kids Kollege, please email your resume along with cover letter to the attention of Board President.

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Contact Us

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