JOYFUL BEGINNINGS PROGRAM
Joyful Beginnings Program
Our Joyful Beginnings program is for parents (Mom and/or Dad) and their babes up to the age of 18 months (born after September 1, 2020). Expectant parents, or those planning to have a baby are also most welcome to attend.
Through conversation and experiential activities, Joyful Beginnings offers an insight into the following topics through the Waldorf lens:
• a chance to socialize with other parents of young children in a warm, supportive environment
• an introduction to infant developmental stages and how to support their healthy development
• helpful hints to support family life
• an opportunity to build a repertoire of songs, verses and movement activities for young children
• an opportunity to hone your observation skills of your child’s development
• an informal introduction to Calgary Waldorf Education
Monday Morning (6 Classes)
Time: 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Dates: February 7 to March 21, 2022
No Class February 21.
Where: The school office at 515 Cougar Ridge Drive S.W. or by phone at 403-287-1868
Registration Procedure for the Joyful Beginnings Program
Registrations will be taken on a first come first served basis in person, or by telephone at the Calgary Waldorf School office. Infants attending the program must be 18 months old or younger.
Full payment is due at the time of registration to confirm your family’s placement in the program.
Full payment of $150 is due at registration. This fee is non-refundable if enrolment is cancelled after February 1, 2022.
Covid – 19 Restrictions: The Calgary Waldorf School must follow all required Health Protocols mandated by our governing bodies (Alberta Health Services, Alberta Education etc.). Adults participating in this program will be required to be masked if health restrictions require adults to mask indoors or while participating in similar type programs. This group is not considered a cohort for any restrictions. As restrictions change the requirements for attendance will be adjusted accordingly throughout the duration of the session. Your flexibility and understanding is appreciated. For the well-being of all participants and staff in the class, adults with mask exemptions cannot be accommodated in the program as there is not sufficient space to allow the required social distancing. We respectfully ask those families to please wait and join a session when indoor masking is no longer a requirement.
Restrictions Exemption Program
The Joyful Beginnings Program can only operate if part of the Restrictions Exemption Program. That requires proof of vaccination, proof of a negative test or proof of a medical exemption for anyone aged 12 and over.
As per Alberta.ca (Dec. 1, 2021)
Acceptable proof of vaccination is as follows:
Alberta vaccine record with QR Code (paper or digital)
Other accepted forms of proof of vaccination include:
Other provincial vaccine records with QR codes
First Nation vaccine records
Canadian Armed Forces vaccine records
U.S. Military proof of vaccination and ID card
Out-of-country vaccine record
Proof of Negative Test
To enter spaces participating in the Restrictions Exemption Program, people aged 12 and older can show proof of a negative test result.
The test result should be a written or printed copy that indicates the individual has tested negative for COVID-19 on a Health Canada approved rapid antigen, rapid PCR, or lab based PCR test approved by Health Canada or the lab accreditation body of jurisdiction.
Valid test results should be a written or printed copy that clearly outlines the type of test, time of sample collection, clear indication of a negative result, and laboratory that completed the test, if applicable.
Proof of Medical Exemption
To enter spaces participating in the Restrictions Exemption Program, people 12 and older can provide documentation of a medical exemption.
A valid medical exemption is the original signed letter from a physician or nurse practitioner that includes:
• Person’s name that matches their identification.
• Physician’s or nurse practitioner’s complete information, including: name, phone number, contact information, professional registration number and signature
• Statement that there is a medical reason for not being fully vaccinated against COVID-19
• Duration that the exemption is valid
For complete information on the Restrictions Exemption Program please visit Alberta.ca