Preschool and Before & After Care

Boniface Before & After Care 403-870-6487

Evergreen Before & After Care 403-826-4333

Lake Chaparral Before & After Care 403-689-7944

Lake Chaparral Preschool 403-201-4665

McKenzie Lake Preschool 403-257-0668

McKenzie Towne Preschool 403-257-7966

E-mail: info@achildfirstpreschool.com


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About Us

Our Staff

A Child First Preschool is locally owned and operated by Dawn Eliason and Jennifer Sissons. Both owners are licensed teachers and have Child Development Supervisor status with the Government of Alberta.

They believe in being involved in every aspect of the schools, from curriculum development to attending conferences and other professional development courses. Some examples include the annual Southern Alberta Preschool Teachers Association conference, child care leadership conferences, food safety courses and child assessment and referral classes.

The owners and staff of A Child First Preschool are caring, educated, and have a genuine love for children. They have a wealth of experience in teaching and childcare. All of our teachers are trained in Early Childhood Education and are certified in first aid and CPR. All staff hold current police clearances, which include a vulnerable sector search.

Our Philosophy

The philosophy of our preschool is based on the belief that a child’s natural love of learning is encouraged and stimulated through play, experience and age appropriate educational activities. Play can be a fun, exciting and successful venue for learning when paired with hands-on educational opportunities as well as music, physical fitness, and art.

Our program allows for both group and individual learning and play experiences, giving your child the chance to develop and grow socially and academically. We plan and implement activities designed to stimulate natural curiosity, exploration and discovery.

Our activities, both structured and un-structured, will help develop the necessary academic and social skills, emotional development, self-regulation, and peer skill development for kindergarten. A Child First Preschool provides a rewarding and valuable learning experience for your child that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives. They will learn, play, grow and have fun!

Our enriched Junior Kindergarten program is specifically geared toward 4 and 5 year old students who are ready for longer class times and who will be entering kindergarten the following year. All of our programs prepare students for a smooth transition into kindergarten by academically and socially preparing them for a confident start.

Some of the exciting things we offer:

"When I approach a child, he inspires me in two sentiments: tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become." - Louis Pasteur