Preschool dance happy heart

Happy Heart is an arts based play school for ages 3-5 offered within our St. Albert studio. Morning and afternoon options are available Tuesdays-Thursdays or Mondays-Wednesdays-Fridays. 

The program incorporates a play based curriculum as well as an integrated arts based approach to play school. Children are exposed to arts and academic in a relaxed environment, with a focus on dance, music and art as it relates to a theme!

Alumni Registration: Opens Monday, January 23, 2023 – 10:00AM

Full Registration: Opens Monday, January 30, 2023 – 10:00AM


Jackie Froment – Tuesday/Thursday Program Instructor
Jackie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Early Childhood from the University of Alberta. She taught Kindergarten in St. Albert before starting her family. Miss Jackie has been teaching dance for over 20 years.

Joanne Boelee – Monday/Wednesday/Friday Program Instructor
Joanne earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Alberta.  Joanne is passionate about early learning and devoted close to twenty five years of her career working in pediatric school based practice for Greater St. Albert Catholic schools while supporting students, educators and families as an integral member of specialized early learning teams in pre-kindergarten as well as kindergarten. As a mother of two, Joanne enjoys playing and managing various sports teams within our community.

Serena Childs – Tuesday/Thursday Program Assistant
Graduated from the Early Childhood Program at McEwan College in 2006. She has worked as an Educational Assistant for the Edmonton Public school board and St. Albert Public school board as well as co-teaching preschool in St. Albert.

Joan Nightingale – Monday/Wednesday/Friday Program Assistant
Joan served as the director of the Early Childhood Ministry Program at a large church in Edmonton from 2011 to 2021. Prior to officially joining their program staff, Joan volunteered for many joy filled years teaching classes for both the pre-kindergarten as well as the kindergarten aged groupings.

Sarah Nightingale – Monday/Wednesday/Friday Program Assistant
Sarah graduated from the Early Learning and Child Care Certificate Program through Norquest College.  She completed her required practicum hours here in St. Albert at the Kepler Academy Early Learning and Child Care Center. Sarah continues to gain additional skills and experience while regularly volunteering at her church within the preschool aged programs and has enjoyed doing so for many years.

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St. Albert Studio
CALL US AT (780) 460 – 1899

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CALL US AT (780) 760 – 1899


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