The preschool provides a variety of stimulating environments for children. We encourage exploration in play by maintaining several centres such as arts and crafts, sand and water tables, carpentry, reading, music, housekeeping, play dough, and dress up. These centres are changed often to meet the needs of the children as determined by the teachers. Each teacher prepares monthly themes and activities are based on these themes. Accordingly, one class may be participating in a different theme from another class at any one time. As three and four year olds are emergent readers, story times are utilized to encourage a love of books and develop a beginning knowledge of numbers and letters. Time is also spent in the gym and at times outdoors as well (playground is nearby).
The students are provided with a healthy balanced snack each day. Snacks are nutritionally balanced using at least 2 of the 4 food groups. Snack time is a sharing time when students are able to share a special snack with fellow classmates. Each student is asked to bring snack for their class on a rotational basis (usually once every six weeks).
Lakeview Community Preschool follows the Calgary Board of Education public school calendar with the exception of Professional Development days. Classes start at the beginning of September and run until the end of May for the three year olds and the middle of June for the four year olds. The three year old morning classes currently run from 9:10 to 11:25 AM, and afternoon classes from 12:45 to 3:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The four year old morning classes run from 9:00 to 11:30 AM, and the afternoon classes from 12:45 to 3:15 PM, Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays.