Located in beautiful Bragg Creek, Alberta, the Little Schoolhouse was founded in 1974 and began operation as a community kindergarten and play school. Our quaint building is an original one-room schoolhouse which was transported from Springbank, and has been in our community for over 45 years. It is now situated next to the Bragg Creek Community Centre and playground. We value learning through play and all of our programs feature active learning environments, which encourage children to explore, solve problems, make decisions and form opinions. Children are encouraged to learn in diverse ways, which include and focus on cooperative learning, balanced literacy and inquiry-based learning. In addition, each class maintains low student-teacher ratios and has a strong community-based approach.
The Preschool programs are private and parents pay a monthly fee which includes some school supplies and class outings. The Kindergarten program is funded by Alberta Education. In addition, we are able to offer assistance to children with specific individual needs in all of our programs. And since we have access to Alberta Learning Program Unit Funding (PUF), all children benefit greatly from the special skills of our aides, speech and occupational therapists, as well as an Alberta Certified Teacher in all three programs.
Our programs are also enhanced by having access to the Bragg Creek Community Centre’s gym. Our gym program is a focal point for all classes. Our school also arranges many field trips, sporting opportunities, programs like the Christmas concert as well as in-class activities and visitors. All of this is made possible by the strong support and involvement of our parent volunteers.