Little Aspen Playschool Society (LAPS), located in Southwest Edmonton, has been Aspen Gardens' community preschool for over 25 years. We are a parent operated co-operative and a non-profit organization. In this regard, all funds are put back into the program. We are licensed for a maximum of 15 children per class.
We provide a play oriented program in order to encourage the development of the child's physical and intellectual abilities, to contribute to the development of positive self-esteem, and to encourage the desire to learn. The program also aims to help the child define and cultivate social, emotional and creative needs.
- Three Hour Classes
- No Duty Days
- Daily Outside Activity
- Small Class Size
- One Teacher & Full Time Assistant
- No Mandatory Fundraising
A Day in the Life at Little Aspen
The specific daily activities are kept in the teacher’s plan book and are available to view upon request.
Morning Class Activity Afternoon Class
8:45am Children arrive and day is explained by teachers 12:45
8:50 – 9:15 Circle time, calendar, show and tell, stories 12:50 – 2:15
9:15 – 10:30 Free play 2:15 – 2:30
10:30 – 10:45 Clean up and wash hands 2:30 – 2:45
10:45 – 11:15 Snack, songs and finger-plays 2:45 – 3:15
11:15 – 11:45 Outdoor activities 3:15 – 3:45
Weather permitting, the children and teachers will go outside every day during the last 30 minutes of the program. This is a time for the children to run, jump, hop, throw, climb, etc., thus developing large motor skills. It is also a time for sharing playground equipment and “feeling” the weather. If you do not wish for your child to go outside, it is your responsibility to pick him/her up at 11:15 or 3:15. Outdoor play will not occur should the temperature reach -20 degrees Celsius or colder with the wind chill.
Every two weeks there is a fun and educational new theme in the classroom. Play time, crafts and story time all incorporate the current theme. These themes vary from year to year.