Dominelli School of Music - Preschool

Preschool

  • 2017 September Registrations ONLINE 

    Registrations will be received on a first-come, first served basis. There are only 6 spots available per class. Classes in the North Location will be divided by age.
     
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    Are your favorite classes full?  Sign up on our waiting list for those spots and you will be called once spots have opened up. We realize the disappointment in being placed on the waitlist at this time.  However, we have often found that spots can open up throughout the spring and summer as people move, change their minds, or get accepted into other schools.  

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Registrations 
  • First Come First Serve Basis - Limited Space Available (Only 6 Children Per Class)
  • $22.25 per class ($89 for a four week month, $111.25 for a five week month)
  • Ages 3-5, Must Be Potty Trained **Pull-Ups Allowed**

Two Locations - St. Albert & North Edmonton

  • North Edmonton - #203, 8119-160 Avenue,
  • St. Albert - 55 Chevigny Street in Campbell Park, 1 Minute From Servus Place

* No volunteer requirements, speech pathologist information and assessment included in tuition.

Classes Available

  • Mornings: 9:30am-Noon
  • Afternoons: 12:30pm-3:00pm
  • Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (you can enroll in as many days as works for your schedule)

** We only accept 6 students per class - recent studies have shown that small class sizes increase student achievement, particularly in the early years of their education.  Additionally, it improves the quality of socialization and the one-on-one attention they will recieve in these early learning years. 

Click here to read one study on the benefits of a small class size. 
Click Here To Download Parent's Handbook

The Dominelli School of Music Preschool offers a rich sensory environment where the children experience music, literacy through phonics, and other important skills in preparation for Kindergarten.

Through our internationally recognized Kindermusik program, students will spend 45 minutes each day learning about rhythm, reading music, and active listening. Studies have shown that early musical experiences are an important way to help create neural connections in your child's actively developing brain. While listening to music is certainly key to creating them, it's when kids actively participate in music that they make the strongest connections.

Research shows that kids who are actively involved in music (who play it or sing it regularly):

- Do better in reading and math when they start school
- Are better able to focus and control their bodies
- Play better with others and have higher self-esteem

In addition to experiencing music each day, the children will experience early literacy program Jolly Phonics.  This is a fun and child centred approach to teaching literacy through synthetic phonics. With actions for each of the 42 letter sounds, the multi-sensory method has been well researched and proven to give pre-school children an advanced understanding of literacy prior to their 1st school year. 

All In A Day At Preschool

Here is a schedule of what we do in our day, so you all know what is happening in your little person's world at preschool:

Free Play - toys and puzzles located in taped off shapes so that children have an understanding of where things belong in the space of the room.

Choo Choo Train To The Potty - we make a choo choo train by lining up and putting hands on each other's shoulders to head to the bathroom and wash hands before snack time. 

Snack Time - we have snack time early in the day, because we want them to have a full belly heading into all of the learning we are about to do.  :-)

Reading Time - we put out library books related to the weekly theme for the kids to look at and read while we clean up from snack time.

Dance & Movement - using such music as Let It Go from Frozen to such classics as Beethoven, we use our gross motor skills to think about different ways to move and dance. 

Structured Learning Time - we talk about the theme of the week, practice words that begin with that letter, learn a song about it, trace it in the air, and more creative ways to inspire the children to get excited about letters, shapes, numbers, days of the week, and more!

Movement Activity Based Upon Theme - carefully developed activities help engage the children in the theme of the week with a hands on approach. For example, we learned about the letter F, traced our feet, learned the F song where they practiced the sound F makes, and then put our feet together and sang about the letter F.

Art Time - on to the craft table we go, where we introduce tactile crafts using hands and feet, paint brushes and fruit stamps to inspire learning related to the theme of the week. 

Music Time - each day the children play with instruments, work on clapping or playing to a steady beat, and practice on their pitch by singing songs. 

We offer flexible enrollment, so you can pick the number of classes per week in our schedule that you would like your child to attend.  For example, you may want to enroll your child on Tuesday mornings and Friday afternoons.  It is up to you! As we are a privately run pre-school program therefore our parents have no volunteer requirements, however we do encourage parents to participate in the classroom in various roles throughout the year.

All parents will be contacted prior to the first day of classes with information on our student orientation.  On this day our registered Speech Pathologist will be providing information to parents about language development and assessing each child (optional).  Each child has their unique strengths and weaknesses, and by identifying them we are better able to work one-on-one with each student's needs.  With such a small class size, we are fortunate to get to know each child and give them each the special attention they deserve.