About Foothills Alliance School
Our Preschool's beginning correlates with the 1993 construction of the Foothills Alliance Church in Edgemont. It has continued to grow and is operating 6 classes for 3 & 4 year old children.
The Kindergarten program was implemented one year after the Preschool. It operates 5 morning classes a week, providing an Alberta Education accredited program of 475 hours.
Both programs are making a positive Christian impact in NW Calgary.
Solid Foundations is Foothills Alliance School’s Early Intervention Program for both Preschool and Kindergarten. Children are screened in September to determine needs to qualify for services. (Consent must be provided).
Services provided are speech therapy, occupational therapy (fine motor skills, play skills, etc.), Early Language Learning, access to an educational psychologist and physiotherapy. Solid Foundations is a registered Alberta Education program and completely funded by Alberta Learning.
Each Kindergarten teacher must hold a valid Alberta Teaching Certificate. Preschool teachers must hold either a valid Alberta Teaching Certificate or a Level III Certificate in Early Childhood Education. Our Preschool assistant teachers have at least a Level I Certificate in Early Childhood Education.
All staff must be in agreement with the Statement of Faith of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church and the School’s Education Philosophy Policy. Each person on staff will have a security clearance to ensure the safety of the children and the peace of mind of the parents.
The Foothills Alliance Kindergarten Society is regulated under the Private ECS Operators Branch of Alberta Education. General goals and guidelines have been provided for all Kindergarten programs and we have used these goals, philosophies and program dimensions to develop our curriculum.
The Foothills Alliance Preschool is regulated by the Alberta Child Care Licensing Act, and supported by Child and Family Services. We believe development is accomplished through the ABC’s of education: Achievement oriented, Balanced programming, set in a Creative learning environment. Foothills Alliance Preschool is unique in the sense that children are helped to build their self-worth through the knowledge that they are special creations of God.