Details on school policies can be found in the parent handbook. Find the 2021/2022 handbook here.
The handbook for 2022/2023 school year will be updated soon!
For everyone’s safety, children must be escorted, to and from the school door before and after school, by a responsible adult. Location of the Playschool's entrance can be found on our map.
Children can only be released to previously identified caregivers. The teacher must be informed ahead of time if an alternate caregiver is going to pick the child up, or the child cannot be released.
Enrollment & Fees
All children are different. At Beaux Esprits our primary goal is to ensure a positive first school experience. We may not be a perfect fit for all children and all children, despite being the appropriate age, may not be ready for preschool. The first month of enrolment is always considered a trial basis. The withdrawal policy below will not apply to children who are simply not ready to attend during September.
Fees are paid by postdated cheque at the time of enrolment. The fee is per month for the space in the program, regardless of the number of days the program is open during the month. At this time, due to the Affordability Grant and Subsidy, parents will only be required to provide post-dated cheques for September 2022 and April 2023 to secure their space in the program. These cheques will only be cashed if you withdraw from the program after August 1, 2022 or April 1, 2023. If you child does not attend the program for a large part of the month, you may not qualify for the affordability grant and subsidy, and will be responsible for the month's fee. Should a situation arise where your program fee is not covered by the affordability grant and subsidy, Parents will be invoiced each month for any fees owing, and must be paid within five days.
More information about the affordability grant and subsidy can be found on the Alberta Child Care Subsidy website.
Health & Wellness
Covid-19 has impacted parental involvement in the classroom. While we wish to have an open door policy (and hope to again) at this time it is not possible. In an effort to keep parents in the loop about what is happening in class we provide updates and photos of the class on an invite-only app.
As a not-for-profit playschool, fundraising is our primary source of funding for the Beaux Esprits program. Funding from fundraising goestowards our teacher salaries, field trips, school supplies, and other essentials needed for the playschool to run. Without fundraising, our p program would be unable to operate!
One major source of funding is the casino we participate in approximately every two years. Participation in this casino is mandatory for each registered family. Should any conscientious beliefs prevent you from working our casino, please reconsider your involvement in our playschool. However, you are welcome to recruit a friend or family member to work the casino for you to fulfill your participation requirement.
During non-casino years an alternative fundraiser will be organized by our Fundraising Committee. Each family is expected to participate in these fundraising efforts. Fundraising activities, aside from our casino may change from year to year.
Our next casino is anticipated to take place between July 2022-December 2022.
Should it become necessary to withdraw your child from Beaux Esprits, we require the Registrar be notified in writing at least one month in advance. If the date of withdrawal is mid-month, parents will be responsible for the next month's tuition fee (as it will not be covered by the affordability grant or subsidy). For example, if you withdraw on January 12, you will be responsible for February's tuition in full. Withdrawal from the program after April 1st will result in the post-dated April cheque being cashed.