What sets our program apart from other options is the variety of enrichment activities and outings throughout the school year. These include: • skating and swimming lessons all taught by certified, trained instructors. • field trips to local venues that may include Safety City, Butterfield Acres, Calgary Co-op, the library, fire station and the theatre. • in-class visitors vary from year to year but typically include storytellers, community helpers, reptile collections, dinosaur presentations, etc. • unique hands-on learning experiences, such as bread-making, music & art classes, and hatching duck eggs and butterfly larvae. Dalhousie Community Kindergarten is monitored, evaluated, and fully funded by Alberta Education, and must adhere to the same guidelines and meet the same requirements as kindergartens in the public school system. A parent-run Parent Council is responsible for administration and program planning.