FAQs

Q: How do I register my child for school?

A: Kidsplace accepts registrations for the upcoming school year beginning in mid-March. Returning students may register two weeks prior to registrations opening to the general public.

To register, you will need:

  • A completed registration form (available from the school, 245 Sutton Avenue), including emergency contact information, family doctor (name, address, phone number) information and your child’s health card number
  • ALL of your cheques: one for $30 registration fee plus your May tuition, $75 fundraising cheque, 8 tuition cheques post-dated for the first of each month (Sept  – April). Fees MUST be paid before registration will be accepted. Please note: If your child will be on subsidy, $105 for registration/fundraising may be paid in cash.

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: How much does it cost to send my child to Kidsplace?

A: Kidsplace offers three classes.
Monday/Wednesday/Friday morning classes are open to four-year-old children (or those who will be turning four by the end of December), and focuses on Kindergarten readiness. Cost for this class (2014-2015) is $111/month.
Tuesday/Thursday morning or afternoon classes are for children who are at least three years old (by the end of December) or four-year-olds.
Cost for these classes (2014-2015) is $74/month.
*Note: all classes also require a one-time registration fee of $30, and a $75 fundraising fee (returnable at the end of the year – see question re. fundraising). Tuition rates may be subject to change from year to year. Rates are determined by the beginning of March for the upcoming school year starting in September.
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Q:
Do you accept government subsidies?

A: Yes, Kidsplace accepts students on government subsidy. You need to be registered for the subsidy before registering with Kidsplace. Please refer to the web pages below for more information about subsidies.
Manitoba Child Care Online
Subsidy Eligibility Estimator (Government of MB)
Online Subsidy Application (Government of MB)
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Q
: If we pay tuition, why do we still have to fund-raise?

A: Kidsplace Nursery School Co-op Inc. was incorporated in 1985 as a non-profit parent co-operative. The majority of our funding is received through our tuition fees and the remaining is received through fundraising and a provincial grant. Each year, our school applies for an operating grant from the Province of Manitoba and the amount we receive will vary from year to year. As a result of this fluctuating grant, we rely on our fundraising efforts as a key factor in the smooth operation of our school.
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: How does fundraising work?

A: At registration, a $75 fundraising cheque, post-dated for the last month of the current school year, is required. If, over the course of the school year, you raise more than $75 in profits for the school, the cheque will be returned to you. If the goal is partially met, the cheque will be cashed and any remaining balance will be returned to you by cheque.

In lieu of fundraising activities, a cheque of one hundred ($100.00) can be made as a one-time donation to Kidsplace, and an income tax receipt will be provided.
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Q: How many children are in each class?

A: We have room for 15 children per class.
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Q: Do you accept children with special needs?

A: Yes. Please contact the teachers directly for more information. (School: 204-661-1325)
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: Is Kidsplace part of Calvin Christian School?

A: We are not part of Calvin Christian School. We rent the classroom space and maintain a great working relationship with Calvin staff and administrators. We abide by Calvin’s rules and safety protocols (eg. fire drills, lock-down drills).
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Q:
Why is the school locked during the day?

A: Calvin Christian School keeps all outside doors, with the exception of the main entrance, locked to ensure the safety of its students. You may access Kidsplace through the main Calvin Christian School entrance on Sutton Avenue, or by coming to the door at the back of the school (through the gate, around the corner) and ringing the Kidsplace doorbell.
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Q: What happens if there is an emergency?

A: Kidsplace has a comprehensive emergency plan in place, that is reviewed each year. You may contact any of the teachers for more detailed information.
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Q: What is your policy on discipline?

A: Please refer to this PDF for our behaviour management policy. Behaviour Management Policy
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Q: Does my child have to be potty-trained?

A: Children should be potty-trained and able to use the washroom independently before coming to Kidsplace. If there is a major “accident”, teachers will call a parent to come and pick the child up. Teachers will not change pull-ups or dirty pants. In the case of wet pants, we do have a few extras on hand in the classroom, but recommend packing an extra set of clothes in your child’s backpack if you feel there may be an issue.
We use the girls’ washroom directly outside our classroom door.
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Q: Do I need to send a snack with my child?

A: We do have a short snack time each day. Please pack a small, nutritious snack and drink for your child. We are a peanut-free facility.
On special occasions (eg. Valentines, Easter) we may have extra snacks, such as veggie/fruit trays, cupcakes or cookies.
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Q: Do the children get to play outside?

A: Yes, we have outside playtime as weather permits. Please encourage your child to dress in their outdoor clothing independently, and send appropriate clothing for the season.
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Q: Does Kidsplace do field trips?

A: Yes, Kidsplace students have the opportunity to go on several field trips, generally in the second half of the year. These have included trips to the bowling alley, the library, the fire hall (four-year-old class) and the farm. We also host special in-class visitors from time to time, such as the Humane Society.
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