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Many parents want to breast or chest feed their babies, but some stop sooner than planned. Connecting with La Leche League Canada (LLLC) can make the difference to reaching your breast/chest feeding goals. LLLC Calgary offers support and information by email, over the phone, or at virtual monthly meetings. Check out lllc.ca/find-group-alberta or phone 403-242-0277 for more information or assistance; Facebook, facebook.com/lalecheleaguecanada; and Twitter, twitter.com/LLLCanada.
The Learning Disabilities & ADHD Network provides free resources and helpful, reliable information for individuals with a Learning Disability and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and those who live, play, and work with them. The Network itself is a collaborative initiative of a broad group of organizations which foster action toward more effective and coordinated responses in meeting the needs of people with LD and/or ADHD. It is operated through Foothills Academy and supported by a grant from the Calgary Foundation.
NorthernStar Mothers Milk Bank is Canada's only community-based milk bank. Operating as a charitable organization, NorthernStar screens breastfeeding mothers, accepting donations of excess milk from approved donors to be pasteurized in our laboratory. Milk is then dispensed to sick babies in hospitals and at home. We believe, and science supports, that human milk is the best option for any baby and that all babies have the right to the life-saving nutrients of pasteurized donor human milk.
Post Natal Helpers Ltd. provides part-time child care services for families with newborns, toddlers, preschoolers, and/or special-needs children. While we are in the home, the parent has the option to stay to rest or to leave. Post Natal Helpers are available in the daytime as well as evenings and weekends.
We are passionate about supporting children and families in finding peace, calm, dignity, and understanding in their lives. We are strength-focused. We believe in being creative and cost-effective, while holding to high standards. Along with the services you might expect from a psychology practice (assessment, counselling, behavior/developmental therapy, gifted learners), we offer various programs. Programs include our outdoor camps, six-week family program, mind-body transformation, educational consultation, and more. Check us out!
Wells Family Law is founded on the understanding divorce can be overwhelming, complex and difficult to resolve. We will help you navigate through divorce mediation and, when needed, divorce litigation (divorce court), in the most timely and effective manner available. We specialize in the resolution of property division, spousal support, child support and custody.
Welcome to the oldest independent Self-Directed Learning school in Calgary, established 1979. We offer tutorial-style small-group education from junior kindergarten through grade 12. We focus on producing students who are self-confident, resilient, community-minded, and who display leadership and self-efficacy. Our approach is collaborative, compassionate, multi-aged, and comfortable. Gifted students thrive here! Come try a free two-day placement and see if Banbury Crossroads is right for you!
Offering Joyful Beginnings (up to 18 months old), Parent and Tot (18 months to 3- years-old), Preschool, Kindergarten, and Grades 1 through 9. Central to Waldorf education is a deep respect for childhood. Our enriched curriculum is designed to meet children’s specific developmental needs. Movement and time in nature is built into every student’s daily rhythm. The Waldorf learning experience is hands-on, with low-tech classrooms. The arts - music, story, drawing, painting, and drama - are interwoven through all subjects.
Calgary Young People’s Theatre is proud to present drama Classes for youth ages 4 to 17! Join us as we explore exciting theatrical techniques and skills through various dramatic exercises and games. Our classes provide a unique opportunity for kids to build confidence and teamwork skills, all while having fun!
Preschoolers love to be active - they run, jump, sing, leap, and climb at every opportunity. Active learning develops active children who learn to make physical activity and nature a part of their lives. Our programs, designed for children 2.5 to 4-years-old, promote learning through play, crafts, stories, and educational themes using a variety of resources and amenities under the guidance of our experienced instructors. We offer school-year programs from September to June. Registration for our 2022/2023 school year begins in March. Visit us at calgary.ca/playschool to learn more or to register.
Try something different this winter! With hundreds of affordable, active, and creative programs, you will find something for everyone in your family. We offer a safe, non-competitive environment where children and adults can explore new activities, make friends, and develop new skills and interests in a safe environment. Choose from swimming, fitness and wellness, visual arts, skating and hockey, sports, outdoor programs, day camps, and more! Proud to be the recipient of "Best Programs for School-Aged Children" 2022 Parents’ Choice Awards!
A Calgary’s Child Parents’ Choice Award winner for "Best Preschool" and "Honorable Mention" for 14 years! We offer STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math), Jolly Phonics, Learning Without Tears curriculum, weekly Music classes, Science experiments with Captain Science, Spanish classes, daily Gym equipment and games, creative movement, and Yoga. Our literacy-rich program includes an Author of the Month study, author readings, journaling, and a Home Reading program. We have a monthly Virtues Program, Environmental Awareness program, Outdoor Education, Cultural and Art presentations, and class field trips. Register for two-day preschool (for three year olds); two-, three-, or five-day Jr. Kindergarten (for 4 year olds); or Kindergarten.
We offer Preschool and Jr. Kindergarten programs for children ages 3 and 4. Since children explore, discover, and learn through play, we offer an enriched environment for this exploration. Our programs include music and movement, gym time, crafts, sand/water tables, numerous play-based centres, and much more! For more information, visit our website. Voted Best Preschool by parents in the 2018, 2019, and 2020 Parents’ Choice Awards.
Kids@ Churchill Park is proudly in our 52nd year of offering accountable, trust-based early learning and child care to Calgary families. With eight different programs in the city, we have options for everyone including part-time care, out of school care, and Family Day Home options. Kids@ Churchill Park has been Calgary’s best-kept secret for over 50 years! Join our family and experience the difference that loving and compassionate care makes.
KidsU is an accredited child-centred emergent program for Infants (0 to 19 months), Junior Preschool (19 months to 3 years), Preschool (3 years to 5 years), and Kindergarten (5+ years). KidsU provides challenging and exciting student-centred, inquiry-based learning curriculum for 0 months to 6 years to build a strong foundation for future learning with quality child care that builds strong brains necessary for lifelong success.
Kindervalley Montessori Academy is a private school established in Altadore that is proud to offer an authentic Montessori education for infants from 12 months to children of 6 years. We believe in the principle of ‘Help me do it myself,’ and an education for independence - not just for school, but for life. Kindervalley Montessori Academy is unique in its hands-on interactive approach of authentic Montessori materials, and also its low student-to-teacher ratio. This allows for a family-like learning environment, which allows every teacher to help children learn at their own pace and to their full potential.
We are a non-profit, community-based preschool with Christian values offering an affordable and well-rounded program for children from 33 months to 5-years-old. We believe that a balance of child-directed and purposeful play helps children grow and develop.
Kodály Music Explorers program for children ages 3 to 7 offers a fun-filled approach to your child’s music development. Using the child’s own instrument, the voice, children learn songs, rhymes, and musical games to acquire knowledge, skills, and a love of music. You will be thrilled at how quickly your child can progress and parents have tons of fun, too!
Long & McQuade Music lessons for every age, level, and style. At Long & McQuade, we believe every person is capable of acquiring the skills and knowledge required to make playing a musical instrument a rewarding activity. We have a wide variety of carefully-chosen professional instructors offering year-round music lessons. Private and semi-private lessons, and several group programs such as "Rock Skool" and preschool classes available.
Lycée international de Calgary was established in 1966. The Lycée is Calgary's premier French school. Our full-day preschool program allows your child to learn French, socialize with others, and acquire the basics of learning, reading, writing, numeracy. Maximum 16 students per class. Each class includes a certified teacher and assistant. Teachers are certified by the French Ministry of Education. No prior French is needed to enroll. Before-and after-school care available. Break week and summer child care available.
Come see for yourself how Master Rim’s TaeKwonDo can help you and your child enhance self-esteem and physical conditioning in a safe, fun, and disciplined environment! Canadian National Team Head Coach, Master Rim, and award-winning instructors will help your child to enhance real-life skills. More than that, the students will learn how to deal with strangers and bullies as a form of self-defence. Find out why our school is recognized worldwide for world-class martial arts education!
With the expert guidance of our team, creative Early Childhood Education Specialists will guide your child through hands-on activities in all areas of our spacious facility: gym, pool, park, and classroom. Some of the activities your child will experience include swimming, obstacle courses, track and long jump sand pit, Ninja Chamber, Zumba, Yoga, as well as an introduction to sports like basketball, badminton, floor hockey, and soccer.
Mount Royal University Preschool is a quality, licensed, non-profit program where you will find a warm and friendly environment supported by well-qualified professionals who implement a fun, hands-on, play-based program for children ages 3 to 5. The program includes a variety of active/quiet, indoor/outdoor, structured/unstructured activities. Nutritious snacks are also provided.
Phoenix is a non-profit, private, non-denominational, publicly accredited Alberta school located in Calgary. We customize education for each and every child and offer families with students pre-Kindergarten to Grade 9, Pre-School, Kindergarten, Blend-Ed, On-Line, and Home Education programs. Our one-of-a-kind “in the scene” themes change five times per year and host hundreds of curriculum-related, hands-on classes including language arts, science, phys-ed, math, music, art, social, cooking classes, and more!
Check the website for specific locations in the northeast, northwest, and southwest. Click the 'COVID' button on our website for information regarding safety measures. Offering three program types: 1. Pre-Kindergarten Academy for ages 3 to 5, combining "Play with Learning." An Early Literacy Preschool program with options for two or three half-days per week. 2. Kindergarten Enhancement half-day child care programs for kindergarten students. 3. Out of School Care for Grades kindergarten to Grade 6 in northwest Elementary School.
River Valley School is an inclusive independent school providing exceptional education and character development to children in preschool (age 3) to Grade 6. Students are immersed in play, inquiry, and project-based learning that challenges them to question, explore, and create! Our adaptive model of educational delivery supports different learning styles to ensure that each individual student flourishes.
Rundle is a private, post-secondary preparatory, co-ed, day school. Small class sizes, an enriched curriculum, and diverse co-curricular opportunities are pillars of our three distinct academic programs: the College (K to 12), Academy (4 to 12), and virtual Studio (7 to 9). Our Academy and Studio programs specialize in teaching students with diagnosed learning disabilities and/or ADHD.
For more than 10 years, Summit Kids has offered our program to Calgary and area families. Built upon the vision that children should be treated as individuals, Summit Start was born by request of the community to create a similar program for children 12 months to 5 years old. Our mission remains the same: to provide the highest quality care for our "Summit Kids," ensuring an unparalleled learning experience where children can thrive on their own terms.
Ready, Set, Go! (RSG) is a play-based, emergent curriculum preschool designed for children ages three to five with locations in the communities of Bowness, Renfrew and Penbrooke. Our teachers are excited to have your child in the class! We hope that each child will have fun while learning and growing, whether they are experiencing preschool for the first time, or getting ready for kindergarten..
Unique Education Academy is a premier and multi-faceted provider of child care services, education, and extracurricular programs, all in one location. It comprises two centres: an Early Education Centre that offers childcare, preschool, and a gifted children’s program for kids up to age five, and an Enrichment Centre that offers diverse scholastic, artist, and physical excellence programs for children of all ages.
Help your child enjoy the fun of learning in our well-rounded preschool program. Your child will enjoy story time, art, drama, music activities, a recreational swim (or swim lesson), and lots of time exploring and getting active at the Y. Our play-based curriculum introduces children to physical activity, literacy, mathematics, and science. A fun way to build physical literacy, friendships, and get school-ready! Register for a full or half-year!
YW Childcare is a safe and flexible daycare located in a new state-of-the-art centre in Inglewood. Our licensed and accredited facility offers full-time, part-time, and drop-in spaces for children up to 5 years old. We believe in quality childcare that encourages your child’s individual development, emphasizing creative play and child-centred activities. Register today at ywcalgary.ca/childcare.
Do you have an animal lover at your house? Want some darling birthday photos? Invite some very special guests to your party! We can bring our baby animals for a visit or even our UNICORN for rides! Convenient bookings online at our website.
Celebrate your child’s birthday at our exciting indoor climbing centre. This unique party experience will actively challenge your group in a safe, fun, and encouraging atmosphere. For an extended party, the option of adding swimming in our pool is also available at no extra charge during open swim times. For full details and to fill out our online booking request form, visit our website.
Make your child’s birthday party extra special. Richard can present a 30- to 45-minute show with comedy, audience participation, and jaw-dropping magic. Suitable for ages 3 and up, Richard will tailor his show to the age of your birthday child.
With 350,000 square feet of space and over 15,000 weekly users, the Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre (SLSFSC) is a tremendous facility for all members of the community and surrounding area. SLSFSC includes three NHL Size Ice Surfaces, Jayman BUILT Aquatic Centre, and many spray features that will give your children hours of entertainment!
Trico Centre for Family Wellness wants your family to be #tricotough and active! Come swim with us in our wave pool with waterslide, water features, hot tub, and steam rooms. Huge, clean fitness centre, bright pool, hockey arenas. We offer activities for all ages!
WinSport’s purpose is to inspire human potential through the spirit of sport and it’s something that is woven into all of our year-round, award-winning programming. Our passionate, expert instructors will help your child learn a sport, get better at it, and develop a lifelong love for being active. We have summer camps and programs in mountain biking, hockey, ringette, figure skating, and in specialized sport training. Come out and play with us!
We're excited to welcome you back! YMCA Calgary has seven health and wellness facilities, six child development centres with licensed child care, two outdoor camp sites, and over 60 community program sites serving all quadrants of the city. These spaces and programs allow YMCA Calgary to deliver programs, services, and opportunities to help the Calgary community connect with others, build lifelong skills, and keep active and healthy.
Welcome to Calgary's newest animal education experience! The YYC Nature & Education Centre offers curated private experiences, classes, day camps and more. Pre-registration is required, we do not have walk-ins. Meet a variety of exotic animals including birds, snakes, chinchillas, turtles and more! Contact us today to experience the YYC Nature and Education Centre!
ROKband Pediatric HeadShape Clinics specialize in the education and prevention of baby head shape asymmetry. Our clinics have a specialized staff that is trained to deal with cranial issues only which means that each family that comes through our doors is on the same journey. We offer two free visits - one initial assessment and then a rescan to track, if required. We are Canada's largest HeadShape clinic boasting the world leading technology, products and training. We've recently had an independent study (published) showing ROKband has (by far) the least side effects associated with treatment. Come for your free assessment today!
It's our goal to provide excellent family wellness care through all stages of parenthood. Our team has interest and additional training in Pediatrics, Pregnancy & Postpartum. We often help babies and children with: torticollis, feeding, milestones, posture, falls and injuries. Chiropractic care can ease back and pelvic pain in pregnancy, and off-set physical challenges that often occur in motherhood. We'd love to be a part of your family's wellness team!
At Beaners Fun Cuts, our experienced stylists give the whole family great hair in a fun-filled atmosphere. Maybe it’s the themed chairs, movie screens or lollipops but we love kids, and they love us. We also offer clipper art, ear piercing, up-dos, braiding, baby’s first haircut with a certificate, and professional hair care products. Book online at one of four Calgary locations. Experience our haircuts!
Visit us in-store or online to find all you need for your growing family! We consign quality, gently-used clothes and shoes for children aged newborn to 12 years, and offer a carefully chosen selection of new gifts, books, and gear.
Planning a birthday party could mean a lot of running around - especially if it means a lot of kids running around. That’s one of the reasons why we offer everything you need under one roof. At the Real Canadian Superstore, you can pick up the cake, the cake platter, the party platter, the party decorations, the party favors, and maybe even a party outfit for yourself because at these prices, it doesn’t need to be your birthday to treat yourself! Not just a store. Superstore.
Soiled Diapers Composting focuses on the collection and composting of used disposable diapers of any brand. Instead of spending 400+ years in a landfill, we can compost them in 10 to 14 days, screening out the inorganic parts so we are left with the usable, moisture-retaining compost. The result is thousands of tons of trash diverted from our landfills!
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