Welcome to Early Foundations
Comprehensive Preschool Program
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.
Science and Technology Preschool Program
Academic, Arts, Science, Technology and inquiry-based Preschool Program
In addition to the core skills of early learning such as literacy and numeracy, we complement our daily preschool 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.
Inclusive Preschool Program
Learning Through Play
Inviting Children to Learn Naturally through the Emergent Curriculum.
We invite children to use their natural curiosity to learn about the environment around them. Using a daily theme, we organize the early learning process while allowing natural moments of learning to occur.
Custom Designed Facility
A Place Where Kids Thrive
Custom Built Classrooms
We have floor-to-ceiling windows that allow plenty of natural light into our state-of-the-art daycare Academy. Our young students spend valuable time learning and growing in beautiful surroundings that are designed to complement and nurture their inner curiosity about the world.
Washrooms and Furniture Customized for Different Ages
Children are given an excellent preschool environment where they can 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 highly-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 the highest level of safety.
Daily Reports Sent via Email
Parents receive daily reports about their child’s activity at our Academy. This report includes preschool 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 have a 20,000 square foot space with a beautiful green area that’s fenced on all sides, providing the highest level of safety and security. This ensures children can play, learn, socialize and develop the social skills of good sportsmanship and camaraderie.
Active Foundations(c) Curriculum
Our preschool’s physical activity curriculum consists of a daily routine that builds gross motor skills, improves agility, and develops a sense of accomplishment in being active each and every day.