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.