Why SPRP?

Thank you for your interest in Stanley Park Rosemount Preschool!

My name is Sarah and I am currently volunteering as the President for the 2018-2019 year. That is me in the picture with my oldest son, Rory, when he attended SPRP for the last two years.

If you are considering preschool for your child but unsure if it is the right decision for your family, here are some of my thoughts to consider.

 

My Experience with SPRP

SPRP has been talked about in my family for many years!  My own sister and sister-in-law both attended SPRP over 25 years ago!  I knew we wanted our oldest, Rory, to attend the preschool but had no idea how much he would truly enjoy it and how it would prepare him for JK.

He attended for two years – in both the morning and afternoon classes – and always came home with stories of enjoying playing outside, making new friends, books they read, painting with creative objects, and even some field trips.  He learned a great deal through his time at the preschool and we could see his development benefiting with socialization and reasoning skills.  He is sad to be leaving the teachers at SPRP this year but is very prepared and ready for the transition to JK!

This year, younger brother Odin is attending SPRP in the morning class.  Odin has been coming to pick up and drop Rory off for the last two years, but he was always upset he never got to stay.  He is quite excited to get to go in the preschool room and play with all the toys he has been watching his brother with.

 

Co-operative Preschool

SPRP is a parent co-operative preschool, which helps to keep the costs of tuition down.  It also means that parents can participate in the classroom.  The in-class experience allows parents to be a part of their child’s early education.  I was not a participating parent myself but still got invited to the class whenever we wanted or could, or on a rainy day to engage in the end-of-day activities.

SPRP also has a co-operative Board of Directors made up of parent volunteers.  This provides a wonderful opportunity for parents to play an active role in the decisions that shape our preschool. I volunteered to join the Board as fundraising director for the last two years. This year, I will be in the President role.  Serving on the Board has continued to be a rewarding experience.

 

Our Teachers

We have a wonderful teacher.  Miss K. is an experienced, dedicated ECE.  She’s not afraid get down on the floor engaging the children at their level, and she always ensures that every child is heard.  She is very patient with the children and aware of each child’s need.

Last Fall, we had another amazing teacher join our classroom. Mrs R joined SPRP in the Fall of 2016. Mrs R’s own children attended SPRP and now she is back working with Miss K providing nurture and care to all our preschoolers.

We are very fortunate to have such two lovely teachers in our preschool classroom.

Register for 2018/2019

SPRP offers a fun, nurturing, co-operative environment and we’d love for your family to join ours.If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me directly at president@sprp.ca.  I’d be happy to tell you more about our preschool. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter!Looking forward to hearing from you!

Sarah Pottier
2018/2019 SPRP President