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At CIPS we know the first six years of a child's life are extremely important, studies indicate that children who are nurtured and given positive attention during the early years are less likely to develop learning, behavioral, emotional, and health problems. We know young children arrive to school from diverse backgrounds and with a variety of experiences. Children develop through similar stages but at individual rates, and they need different amounts of time and support to develop common understandings.
CIPS mission - To provide our children with the highest quality education and childcare possible in a warm and friendly environment, offering them a loving home away from home. At CIPS we provide a green start education in an eco-healthy, environment friendly, clean-air atmosphere that encourages social, emotional, physical, intellectual, creative growth and development of the child as a whole. We combine a structured environment with progressive teaching to promote creativity and individuality.
CIPS vision - To be a leading institute in Green Start early childhood education. To promote the development of intellectually inspired and environmentally literate children. Our goal is achieved by developing a daily sense of commitment to our environment by focusing on age appropriate activities that contribute to the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development of each child.
Our core values are based on the principles of the Green Start Early Childhood Education. It is reflected in everything we do and how we do it.
At CIPS we have the following core values:
• Children First: We teach them values to allow them to develop responsibility as leaders.
• Building Communities: Providing the platform that will allow our students to achieve maximum success and enrich their community
From recycling to reusing to replanting we expose your children to the principles of healthy global living.
Phone number: 4416-1760 (school) or 5582-3005 (mobile)
Fax number: 4416-1760
Location of nursery: Al Waab, Aspire Zone Street, Albustan Villas #1 & #2
Nearby Landmarks: We are directly across from Beverly Hills Garden #1 gate
GPS Coordinates: 25° 14' 33" N, 51° 28' 3" E
Nationality of Management: Canadian
Healthy eating isn't just emphasized - it's implemented!
Admission & Attendance Information
Ages of children admitted: 2 months to 47 months of age
Cost: Please contact the school for more information
Fees are paid: Annual or by the term
Registration fee: QR1500
Application deposit: QR1000 deducted from first term payment
Refund policy: No refund policy
Application procedure: Please visit us for a tour, after which you will be issued a registration form. The registration form is also available on our website, but please note that completing a registration form without prior confirmation of availability by the pre-school does not guarantee a space for your child.
The shaded outdoor play area offers not only high-quality play equipment but also new-to-Doha interactive opportunities that the children use to learn about their environment.
Hours of nursery: 7:00am-1:30pm
Care options: Two, three and five day/week programs
Before-school care: Yes, 6am-7am
After-school care: Yes, 1:30pm-6:00pm
Type of curriculum: Canadian
Naps offered: If required
Summer sessions offered: July and August Science Camp
School calendar most closely followed: Canadian School
Children learn to recycle scrap paper for crafts, handmade paper and other projects.
Size of classes & number of teachers: Eight classes with one teacher and two or three assistants in each classroom.
Required teacher trainings/education: First Aid and CPR trained. All of them hold a diploma or Bachelor degree certificate. In-house training by professionals and online training on the Alberta Curriculum for Early Childhood Learning.
Required teacher's assistant trainings/education: All our teachers assistants hold certificates in CPR and First Aid, diploma certificate and have in-house training and online training on the Alberta Curriulum for Early Childhood Learning.
Languages spoken by teachers: English
Languages spoken and/or taught to children: English, French and Arabic
Extra curricular activities: Music, Art, Pre-Ballet, Mother's Club and Library are among many activities that are offered.
Do the children watch TV/videos? HD screen for visual enhancement, no longer than 10 minutes when needed
List of after-hours & weekend babysitters available: Yes
We incorporate art, geography and cultural awareness with projects such as the creation of individual "globes"
Grassy play area: Yes, and each child has a gardening space
Shaded outdoor play area: Yes. Our covered outdoor play area also has a unique safe underlay to cushion little feet.
Dedicated indoor play area: Yes, we have three indoor play facilities to encourage children in dramatic play and gross motor development
Are snacks and lunches supplied for the children: No
Are the lunches (from lunchboxes) heated for the children: Only for infants
Nut policy: Nut free
Other food policies: Healthy eating - no fizzy drinks, sweets or cakes are allowed. On special occasions and birthdays treats are allowed subject to prior arrangement and approval of management.
Are cloth diapers accepted: No
Are diapers and wipes supplied: No
Islamic studies offered: Yes
Language classes other than English: Yes - Arabic and French
Full-time nurse on staff: Yes
Are special needs children accepted: After evaluation of each individual case, it will be discussed and then a decision will be taken.
Assists with potty training: Yes
Recycled paper strips have endless uses and provide endless giggles!
Our new facility was designed with your child's wellbeing and safety in mind. CIPS meets all Canadian, American and European safety standards and guidelines. Our class number are kept low, and our teacher to child ratios are kept high to provide the best possible playing and learning experiences for each child.
Our FISHBOWL THEATRE is equipped with smart HD screen to enhance lessons in learning. Children will be able to see, hear and learn about the many animals and places that are unavailable in Doha!
Our outside play area has a secured gate, is shaded, and feature a unique, safe underlay,where children can play with our safe interactive play stations. Our new grassy garden and sandpit offers lots of fun activities .
We introduce young children starting from two months to eight years of age to the mysteries of science with age-appropriate hands-on interactive experiments, geological adventures, and entertainment.
Our program allows children to experience how science works in the real world. Presenting age appropriate programs in a nurturing, encouraging environment where children have fun and build self-esteem while learning.
Comfy, stylish and just their size!
I want my children to enjoy learning, not feel pushed into it. Calgary Pre-School provides the kind of caring, small-scale environment, packed with learning opportunities that lets my children feel free to explore. . .not to mention that Calgary's caregivers have helped them become more aware of our vital connections to the bigger web of life that we all depend on.
Canada has a reputation for promoting international peace, multi-cultural appreciation and environmental awareness (started the whole reduce/reuse/recycle campaign).
Alberta represents the highest in Canadian educational standards and I am happy to see Calgary Pre-School actively supports all of these ideas and my children are having a great time.
We are very pleased that our twins are in such a warm and friendly environment. Every day they are welcomed into a homely atmosphere with lovely people, small class size and lots of fun activities.
The nursery staffs are very welcoming and professional. While the program (Alberta) is well-structured our son has lots of fun doing his artwork, learning and playing in the gym or the tumble room. Our son loves going to the nursery. We have every confidence that he is well looked-after as he enjoys the company of everyone there.
My daughter has been going to Calgary International Pre-school since it opened in April. She absolutely loves going and is always coming home with lots of colorful artwork. She is constantly singing new songs at home and is even starting to learn the days of the week. Her teacher and the assistants are wonderful and are always happy and cheerful and never short of a hug for my daughter. She enjoys all of the different activities the Calgary International Pre-school offers, especially the outdoor playground and the specialty rooms upstairs - the stampede room is her favorite. I also like the fact that it is a small and intimate center because it means my child gets more attention. I have no hesitation in recommending Calgary International Pre-School to anyone who is considering sending their child there.
I have a two year old child who attends Calgary Pre-School. She has settled well in the nursery and always enjoys her time there. The nursery has a happy, relaxing atmosphere and provides great outdoor play. The staff is very caring and friendly; it took them only two days to potty-train my daughter. She loves her teacher and always speaks about her at home. Her teacher is very professional and has an individual approach to every child. She always takes time to fill me in on what my daughter has been doing throughout the day. All these little details you love to know about your child! I would highly recommend Calgary Pre-School to anyone.