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Frequently asked questions

1. My child is new to the facility, can I stay to help transition him\her during this new experience?

Of course! Sometimes a new environment can be scary. Each child has a different way of dealing with separation. A parent is welcome to stay for a while, and make this a positive experience for everyone.

2. What are your child to staff ratios and group sizes?

  • Pre-school: We have a 1 staff to 12 children ratio, and our maximum group size would never exceed 24 children. 
  • Daycare:  We have a 1 staff to 8 children ratio, and our maximum group size would never exceed 20 children. 

3. How will I know what is going on in class?

Monthly newsletters, e-mails from Supervisor, our website and/or calendars are great communication tools for Educators to inform parents about upcoming events, monthly themes and classroom updates. Parent-teacher-Supervisor meetings are available upon request.

4. What happens if my child is sick or gets sick at school?

Educators have a legal responsibility to follow municipal health regulations, which stipulates that children should not be permitted to participate in programs when a contagious illness poses health risks to others.

5. What should my child wear?

Children should be dressed in comfortable, practical play clothes and dressed for the weather.

6. Can I bring in a treat for my child’s birthday?

If you wish to bring a special treat for your child’s birthday, please make prior arrangement with the teachers. They will know the number of children in the class and any food allergies that must be considered. Also, please be aware that all treats must be store bought.

7. Can I come in the classroom to be with my child?

The Kid’s Place has an ‘open door’ policy in which parents are always welcome to visit or observe the class.

8. What makes The Kid’s Place unique?

  • The Kid’s Place is the only City owned licensed and accredited pre-school and daycare.
  • Has been running in Grande Prairie for over 20 years now. 
  • Our curriculum framework has been thoughtfully selected to guide your preschoolers’ daily experiences and to prepare them for kindergarten. 
  • Our staff go through a thorough interview process which allows us to hire the best educators. 
  • Our staff turnover is not very high which leads to consistency for the children. 
  • We will focus on your child’s developmental levels and will help him achieve the skills he or she needs to succeed in the future. 

9. What kind of medicines can you administer?

We only administer prescription medication. Please do not put medication in child’s bag, give it to the staff members and they will store it appropriately.

10. Can I come in for a tour?

We welcome any family who wishes to come in for a tour of our preschool or daycare. Please call 780-538-0469 to schedule an appointment with our Program Supervisor.

Last updated: 7/17/2017 3:17:37 PM