Welcome to Early Foundations
Balanced and Early Childhood Education-based Daycare in NE Calgary
Our Daycare Program Outline
Children are cared for, and provided daily programming in the following areas:
- Education and life skills,
- Immediate and global family,
- Lifelong physical activity and personal growth,
- Volunteering, charity, mentorship and environmental responsibility.
- We also provide daily fresh meals, outdoor activities, and daily parent reports in e-mails.
Arts, Crafts, Indoor Free Play, Dramatic Play
As part of a structured Program Plan that is posted in each classroom for the week, kids participate in activities related to arts, crafts, group activities, story time, circle time, and also dramatic play to understand various professions around the world.
Preschool Program Included for Free
Learning Through Play
Comprehensive Preschool Program for Daycare Kids
We provide an in-house Preschool Program for all children attending our daycare program at no additional cost. This includes access to our fully-featured Preschool Studio and is complete with age-appropriate curriculum, multimedia access, introduction to reading, writing, public speaking and more.
Our Preschool Program is the result of 20 years of experience in providing education to children of various cultural, lingual and national backgrounds in Calgary in both a private school and supplementary education setting.
The topics we cover include:
- Early Literacy
- Early Numeracy
- Citizenship and Identity
- Environment and Community Awareness
- Personal and Social Responsibility
- Physical Skills and Well Being
- Creative Expression
Early Foundations provides an evidence-based model of both Developmental and Kindergarten Program Statement-based curriculum while providing opportunities for an Emergent approach to learning as indicated in Child Care Accreditation Standards in Alberta.
- Developmental learning includes providing access to learning experiences that develop a child’s physical, emotional, cognitive, social and creative dimensions.
- The Emergent approach to developmental learning means a child is able to self-direct his or her interests, which the teacher can capture and build-upon so that the child becomes a co-creator of knowledge, and natural moments of learning can occur.
- Kindergarten Program Statement contains elements of knowledge that are the building blocks for success in Kindergarten and grade 1, serving as a strong foundation for formal schooling.
Academic, Arts, Science, Technology and inquiry-based Daycare Program
In addition to the core skills of early learning such as literacy and numeracy, we complement our daily daycare programming with structured and engaging components of science, technology, music, and art.
We provide several technology components for learning such as projectors, iPads, picture books and child-friendly Internet resources such as rhymes, learning materials, solar system videos, animal documentaries and more.
Delicious and Nutritious Menu
We Prepare Fresh Meals every day for Child Care kids
A Variety of Meals to Encourage Healthy Eating
We buy fresh, locally sourced ingredients as much as possible. Our professional cook prepares delicious meals in an Alberta Health certified facility and serves food in each class. We provide breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and an optional evening snack. We are also happy to cater to children with food allergies or special dietary requirements.
We have a certified and talented cook preparing your child’s meals in our commercial kitchen, which is fully compliant with Alberta Health’s high standards.
Custom Designed Facility
A Place Where Kids Thrive
Custom Built Classrooms
Our classrooms have large windows that allow plenty of natural light into our state-of-the-art daycare Academy. Our young children spend valuable time learning and growing in beautiful surroundings with an expansive view that complement and nurture their inner curiosity about the world.
Washrooms and Furniture Customized for Different Ages
Children are given an excellent daycare and preschool environment where they use age-appropriate tables, chairs, sinks, and toilets that make their experience at our Academy comfortable and conducive to learning.
Latest Technology Integration
Using Information to Meet Parents’ Needs
Keycard Access and Security Cameras
Parents access our facility using a secure keycard system which prevents unauthorized access at all times. In addition, our hallways, each classroom, and our building’s exterior have camera surveillance to ensure a high level of safety.
Daily Reports Sent via Email
Parents receive daily reports about their child’s activity at our Academy. This report includes daily Program Plan learning, eating, sleeping, and bathroom routines. Parents can also send and receive daily messages with the staff using email, phone, and even an online app.
Active Foundations(c) Curriculum
Daily Physical Activity for Kids
One of the Largest Daycare Playgrounds in Calgary
We provide a 20,000 square foot green space that is fenced on all sides, providing child safety in a visually pleasing manner. This ensures children can play, learn, socialize and develop the social skills of good sportsmanship and camaraderie.
This also allows children to build a connection with nature, observe the four seasons, and participate in outdoor learning and physical activity on a daily basis.