Cochrane Creative Playschool Society (CCPS) is a volunteer-run, cooperative playschool. We depend upon parent volunteers to maintain our high quality program through fundraising as well as donation of their time.
A preschool program should be one that is broad and balanced, including both teacher-initiated activities and freely chosen yet potentially instructive-play activities supported by adults.
We believe the most valuable areas within a preschool curriculum are:
Personal Development - Emotional and Social
Physical Development - Gross and Fine Motor
Communication and Language Development
At CCPS the curriculum is theme-based, whether it is seasonal, pertaining to upcoming events, or of general interest to encompass the aspects of development as mentioned above.
See below for a bio of our teacher, Erin Klinger:
I am the mother of two fabulous boys. I am married to my wonderful husband, and best friend. Our family has two pets: a very loving and happy chocolate lab and a guinea pig. Our dog was recently certified as a therapy dog and has started working at our children’s school. Our family loves hiking, biking, camping and being outdoors. I, personally, also enjoy reading, baking and gardening. We moved to Cochrane, from Calgary, in September 2016 and we are happy to call Cochrane our home.
For as far back as I can remember, I have always been working with children. I began by taking care of my brother and cousins, as I was the oldest in our family. I then began babysitting as soon as I was of age. From there, I worked with children and youth in a variety of settings: summer camps, recreational programs, tutoring, respite care, and childcare. I was able to continue my work with children and youth as I pursued my studies to become a teacher. Upon graduating I began teaching with Rocky View Schools. I taught elementary in both Cochrane and Airdrie before having children. After having our children, I operated a dayhome for three years, one year of which included a preschool component.
As a preschool teacher, my goal is to provide a safe, enriching and happy place for children to learn, play and grow. I believe children learn with guidance through play and social interactions. The development of strong self-esteem and ability to solve problems are major goals. I am always looking for teachable moments in activities and situations. I believe that being active and getting fresh air helps our children’s growing minds and bodies. Throughout the year we will cover a variety of topics and themes with lots of hands-on activities.
Welcome to Cochrane Creative Playschool!