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 **Following Palliser Regional School Inclement Weather Ploicy; if Jennie Emery Elementary School is closed, PLAY Program will not be running that day**


Introduction: About P.L.A.Y.

The Palliser Learning and Active care for Youth (P.L.A.Y.) Before/After School Program was started in April 2009 and operates within Jennie Emery Elementary School.  We serve kindergarten aged children (as young as 4 years, 6 months) and students aged 6 to 12 years old.  


Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday: 6:30 am until we release the children to school at 8:15 am and 3:40 pm until 6:00 pm

Fridays (early dismissal): 6:30 am until we release the children to school at 8:15 am and 12:40 pm until 6:00 pm

The program is closed on statutory holidays.

During school holidays such as Christmas break, Reading Week, Easter (Spring) Break, Summer Holiday's and PD Days, the program operates from 6:30 am until 6:00 pm. More than 15 children need to attend these days in order for the program to stay open. 


Our Philosophy

Our program philosophy is based, in part, on a statement found in the Guide to Education manual of Alberta Education which states:

    "Learning experiences are connected. Students learning is cumulative and takes place in a variety of formal and informal settings. Learning is enhanced when what is learned in one setting reinforces and extends what has been and is being learned in others."

The guidelines go on to suggest that good learning is based upon some important factors such as communication between home and school, connections across subject, or in our case, learning areas, and partnership between school and community.

Our program focuses on providing a wide range of appropriate activities for children. Through these many activities, experiences and opportunities, the social, emotional, creative, and intellectual needs of the children are addressed. This occurs in an environment that is safe, secure, fun, and enjoyable to all who attend. This positive environment is maintained through appropriate policies, scheduling, expectations, and guidelines. It is our goal that those children involved benefit because of this program.



Contact Information

Please contact the phone number or email below for any inquiries regarding the P.L.A.Y. Program.



1101 22nd Ave, Coaldale, AB T1M 1L2

Jennie Emery Elementary School


Program Coordinator:

Brittany Elliot


For general inquiries, contact

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