Unique Volunteer Opportunity

Unique Volunteer Opportunity

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Get Your ECE Hours

Not to mention a valuable unique work experience

Join our Outdoor Preschool Group Fridays 8:45-11:45

Want to learn more about outdoor preschool? Thinking about being outside more in your program? We are looking for volunteers to be our extra set of eyes and ears at preschool on Friday mornings. Join us as we play in the great outdoors!

For more information email info(at)lovinglearning.com

Choosing an Alternative to Conventional Preschool

Choosing an Alternative to Conventional Preschool

A look inside Montessori & Our Program inspired by Waldorf Education

For many parents choosing the school their child attends is a conversation that happens even before conception. It factors into where they choose to live, how much money they need to make and how many children they have.

Education for the whole child

Maria Montessori and Rudolf Steiner both had a strong sense of societal reform built into the content they were teaching. They believe in developing the whole child, teaching children to think for themselves and, above all, showing them how to avoid violence. These are beautiful ideals which will help build a better world for the future.

Preserving Childhood

Rudolph Steiner and Maria Montessori both believed in the importance of childhood and in protecting children from the stress facing adults.

Child Development Focused

Each use curricula which are developmentally appropriate and have based their education on the needs of children and not on governmental curriculum. Read more

Lending Library

Lending Library

Join our lending library and gain access to a large assortment of books on child development and works by Rudolf Steiner. It costs $10 to join and your $10 goes towards the cost of a book should you happen to like it so much you forget to bring it back to us. Each member may sign out one book at a time and we encourage you to bring them back within 2 weeks.

We would also love to hear your thoughts about any of the books you read in our lending library please do consider sharing them on our Facebook page or in a parent circle or study group. Tell your friends and help spread the word we are all on this journey together!

Outside the Box

JanMarApr2009 037 (Small)I am a rather unconventional person by nature and boxes do not become me.

Instead of applying for the traditional funding through a bank or community futures I have opted to do something called crowd funding. This is where you ask the community to support your project by purchasing small gifts or donating money to your cause. It is a feel good approach to financing that seemed to fit the project so much better than a cold bank loan.

My goal is to raise $5000 by the end of July.

This is the break down of how that money will be spent:

  • $750 deposit on our space
  • $1500 first months rent in August
  • $1500 furniture (play kitchen, cubbies, benches, play stands)
  • $750 toys (play silks, wooden animals)
  • $500 renovations

I really hope the community will get behind me on this. It doesn’t take much and every little bit counts!
You can view the campaign here.

 

Event Success

This weekend I hosted our very first ever event. It was a Mother’s Day Tea in Peterson Creek Park. I wanted it to be a beautiful, special event for parents interested in attending and supporting our little preschool. The weather turned out perfectly and while attendance was smaller than I had hoped everything was beautiful and my efforts were not laid to waste.

I was so pleased at how it all turned out and would love to share the beautiful photos I snapped with you.

I look forward to next year and hope that you will attend.

 

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* Special thanks to Sarah who brought a bucket full of gorgeous purple tulips to share with the mothers. What a very kind gift.  

Registration Open

mon-wed-pmIf you have been watching this website closely you may have noticed me shifting the programming around over the past few weeks. As our plans have evolved I have made adjustments to suit the needs of our interested parents and to make the preschool viable and workable for everyone.

I am happy to announce that as of today we have finalized our programming and you will see no more shifting of times or days. Outdoor classes will run Monday, Wednesday and Friday and Waldorf classes will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

We are pleased to be able to offer a full time program that will qualify for full subsidy rates.

Space is very limited in all of our programs so I do strongly suggest signing up soon if you don’t want to miss out.

Hired our ECE

lorisa-zazulakWow. I am so humbled and honored to have the opportunity to work with such and amazing and beautiful soul. It is my absolute pleasure to tell you that Lorisa Zazulak is going to be our ECE Teacher for both the outdoor and Waldorf programs at Loving Learning Preschool. Lorisa has an amazing background including implementing a Waldorf inspired program at UBC where she worked for many years. She brings a standard of care to her work that is not often seen in the childcare profession and I am so grateful to have her on our team.

She will be completing her Lifeways training over the next few months before starting with us in September where she can share her gifts with you and your children.

Welcome Lorisa!