About us


Our Program

We offer 2-3 and 4 year olds a high quality, learn-through-play program taught by experienced teachers and teacher assistants in every class. Our classes are busy, fun-filled spaces that are often messy and loud, but where all children are welcomed and encouraged. If you are looking for a playschool where your child can play, take music classes and get ready for kindergarten all at the same time, please contact our registrar today to arrange for a visit or talk to one of our teachers.

We have no classroom roster duties or cleaning bees, but there are plenty of opportunities for parents to be involved!

Program features:

• Learn-through-play philosophy
• Music and movement classes
• Inquiry-based learning
• Teacher assistants in every class
• No roster duties

We celebrate the seasons and holidays with a Christmas concert and Spring Tea. At the end of the year, each child receives their own scrapbook of photos and crafts, capturing special moments from throughout the year.


Registration & Fees

Registrations are taken on a first come, first served basis. Our school year runs from September to June. Registrations are accepted throughout the year as spaces are available. To register you need to:

  1. Complete a registration form.

  2. Pay a non-refundable $100 registration & toy cleaning fee (please make cheque payable to Westend Community Playschool).


2-3 and 4 Year Old Programs
Heather Thieson
Phone: 780.819.3335

Class Schedule & Tuition Fees

3 & 4 year AM Monday/Wednesday/Friday
9:00 am-11:15 a.m.

2 and 3 year AM Tuesday/Thursday
9:00 am-11:15 a.m.

| 4 year AM Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs
9:00 am-11:30 a.m.

The tuition you pay for your child does not cover all of the costs needed to maintain the playschool program. The rest of the funding comes from fundraisers that we run every year and a volunteer-operated casino (run every second year).

Government of Alberta Subsidy is available to those who qualify.

Student Eligibility

Age Requirements:

For the 2 year class on Tuesday/Thursday, students must be two by the first day of classes.

For the 3/4 year class on Monday/Wednesday/Friday, students must be three by December 31.

For the 4 year class, students must be four by December 31.

Tuition Payment Methods

We accept 3 forms of payment:

  • Pre-Authorized Payment (PAP):  Your PAP form needs to be completed and submitted at our tuition payment event, along with a void cheque.

    1. Bi-annual: Two cheques, one dated for September 1st and a second dated for February 1st.

    2. Annual: One cheque, dated for September 1st for all 10 months of registration.

*No rebate or reduction of fees is allowed for temporary absence or holidays.

Withdrawal: In the event that a child needs to be withdrawn from the playschool, the parent must provide one month’s written notice (on or before the first day of the month) to the Registrar. However if a child is withdrawn for the month of June, that fee will not be refunded. If a child is withdrawn before the start of classes but after August 1, the first month’s tuition will be charged.

For more information on our accepted methods of payment and policies, please refer to our parent handbook: