PCA 2020

Education & Preschool Guide - 2019

The go-to guide for parents looking for Preschool, Junior Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Private Schools, Post-Secondary, Tutoring and Language, Special Needs, and Homeschool resources for their children! 

This listing is provided for your reference only. Please research carefully and choose the company that meets your family’s needs best. CCM

ALBERTA POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS

ALBERTA COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN (ACAD)

Website: http://acad.ca

AMBROSE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

ATHABASCA UNIVERSITY

BOW VALLEY COLLEGE

MOUNT ROYAL UNIVERSITY

OLDS COLLEGE - CALGARY CAMPUS

SAIT

Website: http://sait.ca

ST. MARY’S UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Website: http://stmu.ca

UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY

ALTERNATIVE, CHARTER & PRIVATE SCHOOLS

ATLAS LEARNING ACADEMY

Address: Airdrie, AB
Phone: 403-912-1133
Email: enrolment@atlaslearningacademy.com
Website: http://atlaslearningacademy.com

Atlas Learning Academy strives to create a learning environment that encourages students to be confident individuals by offering developmentally-appropriate instruction, diverse teaching styles, more one-on-one teacher/student time, and encouraging students to reach their highest potential. Our modest school size allows us to develop close connections with our Atlas families and to provide a safe and caring environment where students can express their individual ideas and personality.

BANBURY CROSSROADS SCHOOL

Address: #201, 2451 Dieppe Avenue SW
Phone: 403-270-7787
Email: general@banburycrossroads.com
Website: http://banburycrossroads.com

Since 1979, Banbury Crossroads has been a self-directed learning school fostering student autonomy in a culture of mutual respect. Students work to mastery at their own pace with tutorial instruction in small multi-aged classes, conducive to inquiry and project-based learning. Community connection occurs through field trips, volunteerism, and internships. Students communicate, collaborate, solve problems, and develop soft skills and take responsibility for their own education. A member of the CCSDL (Canadian Coalition for Self-Directed Learning).

CALGARY ACADEMY

Phone: 403-686-6444
Email: info@calgaryacademy.com
Website: http://calgaryacademy.com

At Calgary Academy, we design student-centered experiences that nurture a love of learning from Kindergarten to Grade 12. For nearly 40 years, we’ve refined our innovative Academy and Collegiate programs, woven together by our four pillars and guiding principles, to empower unique learners to pursue lives of passion and purpose. Through extraordinarily small class sizes led by expert teachers, our students develop the independence, skills, and confidence to thrive.

CALGARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Address: Elementary Campus (Preschool to Grade 6): 2839, 49 Street SW
Phone: 403-242-2896
Email: admissions@calgarychristianschool.com
Website: http://calgarychristianschool.com
Address: Secondary Campus (Grades 7 to 12): 5029, 26 Avenue SW

Calgary’s first independent faith-based school, integrating faith and learning since 1963. At Calgary Christian School, we believe in developing the whole child and providing the tools for each to be successful as they discover their place in God’s world. Intellectually - Emotionally - Socially - Physically - Artistically: These five pillars of excellence embrace the cornerstone of our spiritual foundation.

CALGARY FRENCH & INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Phone: 403-240-1500
Email: admissions@cfis.com
Website: http://cfis.com

Calgary French & International School offers an enriched academic program within a full French immersion learning environment alongside a high-quality, Spanish language program, vibrant arts and athletics programs. International curriculum, including IB Diploma, Round Square and UNESCO affiliation fosters a strong, global ethic. Educating students today for tomorrow’s world and accepting applications for Preschool, Jr. Kindergarten, and full-day Kindergarten programs as well as for Grades 1 to 12.

CALGARY JEWISH ACADEMY

Phone: 403-253-3992
Email: info@cja.ab.ca
Website: http://cja.ab.ca

The Calgary Jewish Academy is an independent private Jewish day school, catering to students from nursery to Grade 9. Our approach to education is based upon the morals and values set forth by Jewish heritage and tradition: teaching, learning, respect, leadership and community. We deliver an innovative program and have a long-standing history of academic excellence. The Calgary Jewish Academy’s mission is to build community, character, and confidence within our students.

CALGARY WALDORF SCHOOL

Address: 515 Cougar Ridge Drive SW
Phone: 403-287-1868
Email: info@calgarywaldorf.org
Website: http://calgarywaldorf.org

Preschool, Kindergarten, and Grades 1 through 9. The Waldorf approach recognizes that children have distinct, age-related educational and social/emotional needs, which unfold through stages of their development. Our rich, lively, holistic, hands-on curriculum blends the academic, artistic, physical, practical, and social: conscience in action, balance in feeling, and clarity in thought. Join us for a tour to learn how your child can benefit from a Waldorf education. After-care available.

CLEAR WATER ACADEMY

Clear Water Academy - a Private Catholic School Forming Christian Leaders, Jr. Kindergarten to Grade 12. Our mission is to form Christian leaders who will transform society by developing the intellectual, human, spiritual, and apostolic aspects of the whole person. The school has an open admissions policy and welcomes families of all faiths. Book a personal tour and learn more about one of Alberta’s top schools.

EDGE SCHOOL

Phone: 403-246-6432
Email: info@edgeschool.com
Website: http://edgeschool.com

The Edge School mission is to build a culture of personal excellence in academics, athletics, and character. We continue to get strong academic results, our sport programs are clearly helping students to reach their athletic goals, and character development remains the cornerstone of all that we do.

GLENMORE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

Phone: 403-254-9050
Email: admissions@gcaschool.com
Website: http://gcaschool.com

Glenmore Christian Academy is a Jr. Kindergarten to Grade 9 accredited private school. Established in 1980 by First Alliance Church, and in partnership with parents, our mission is to Teach Truth, Inspire Excellence, Experience Christ, and Serve Through Love. We encourage students to strive for personal excellence in academics, arts, and athletics. We provide expert instruction, integrating Biblical principles through all subjects, through chapels, and opportunities to serve.

HERITAGE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

Phone: 403-219-3201
Email: ibelong@hcacalgary.com
Website: http://hcacalgary.com

At Heritage Christian Academy (HCA), students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 discover what they believe through academics, extracurricular, and everyday interaction with a biblical worldview. Experiences in missions, music, athletics, leadership, retreats, and field trips provide the opportunity to belong in a community. Each student is encouraged to understand their identity in Christ and to become all that God created them to be using their gifts and talents to serve others within the community.

LYCÉE LOUIS PASTEUR

Website: http://lycee.ca

Established in 1966, Lycée Louis Pasteur is Calgary’s premier French school. We are the only school in Calgary to teach the French Ministry of Education and Alberta Education curricula, offering students a unique education. No prior French is needed to enroll in our Preschool, Kindergarten, and French Language Immersive Program (Grades 1 to 5). Spanish and English education beginning in Kindergarten and Grade 6, respectively. Preschool to Grade 12.

MASTER’S ACADEMY & COLLEGE

Address: 4414 Crowchild Trail SW
Phone: 403-242-7034, Ext. 210
Email: registrar@masters.ab.ca
Website: http://masters.ab.ca

Master’s Academy & College offers a well-rounded, innovative, and fully accredited Kindergarten to Grade 12 program. Students are immersed in a technologically-rich environment, a culture that ignites creativity and the pursuit of excellence. To excel in the world of tomorrow, students at Master’s are equipped to think, innovate, and create. Master’s Academy & College has a proven record of laying a strong foundation, a competitive advantage for success, preparing students to be ‘Future-Ready.’

MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF CALGARY

Phone: 403-229-1011
Email: info@msofc.ca
Website: http://msofc.ca

Located in the heart of Calgary in the historic Cliff Bungalow School Building, Montessori School of Calgary offers programs for children ages 3 to 12, spanning preschool to Grade 6 accredited Montessori (AMI) and Alberta Education curricula. Montessori School of Calgary is committed to supporting children’s academic, emotional, social and physical development so they may become self-directed learners, flexible thinkers, and creative problem-solvers.

NORTH POINT SCHOOL FOR BOYS

Phone: 403-744-5214
Email: info@northpoint.school
Website: https://northpoint.school

North Point School for Boys taps into boys’ natural curiosity and energy as a foundation for lifelong learning. A strong academic program is just the beginning - we fuel motivation through real-life learning, digital platforms, our trademark 5R character education, fine arts, and outdoor adventure developing well-rounded, self-motivated, independent learners. This Kindergarten to Grade 9 curriculum is enhanced through our Engineering Academy, Financial Academy, and the optional PEP Hockey Academy.

PHOENIX FOUNDATION

(Please see our full listing under “Northeast.”)

RIVER VALLEY SCHOOL

Phone: 403-246-2275
Email: info@rivervalleyschool.ca
Website: http://rivervalleyschool.ca

River Valley is an inclusive independent school providing exceptional education and character development for children aged 3 to Grade 6. How we teach students is determined by who they are, how they learn, and what engages them. Students are immersed in play, inquiry, and project-based learning that challenges them to question, explore, and create! At River Valley, we ensure that every student, regardless of age or ability, will flourish.

TRINITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

You are invited to the Open House on Tuesday, February 5 from 1:30 to 3pm or 6:30 to 8pm or contact the school for a personal tour. Join us to learn more about Trinity Christian School as you’re considering the best fit for your child’s education. Trinity Christian School offers excellence in academics in a faith-based learning environment. Partnering closely with the Christian home and church, Trinity Christian School will lead children to be the best they can be in a Christ-centered community.

HOMESCHOOL RESOURCES & CURRICULUM SUPPORT

CALGARY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Phone: 403-260-2600
Website: http://calgarylibrary.ca

Use your free Calgary Public Library card for access to programs, books, movies, music, eBooks, audiobooks, and online resources for the entire family. Students can access free online tutoring with Brainfuse, prepare for tests and final exams with Solaro, and receive personalized, librarian-endorsed book recommendations from Beanstack. Head to your local library for free drop-in programs including School Support, where trained volunteers help with English, Language Arts, Math assignments, and Math Quest, where students explore the library while completing numeracy challenges.

WP PUPPET THEATRE

Phone: 403-228-3373
Email: admin@wppuppet.com
Website: http://wppuppet.com

WP Puppet Theatre is a touring company. Artistic Director Wendy Passmore-Godfrey, an award-winning educator, can customize workshops, residencies, and PD sessions (Kindergarten to Grade 12) to meet your classroom’s needs and goals. Our current production, Pigs in a Canoe and other Watery Stories, is suitable for kids from Kindergarten to Grade 6 and links curriculum from art to science. Puppets on the Go is a very affordable rental program with four different crates to choose from.

LANGUAGES: BILINGUAL & IMMERSION

BOWCROFT SCHOOL

Address: 3940, 73 Street NW
Phone: 403-777-6020
Email: rjstein@cbe.ab.ca
Website: http://school.cbe.ab.ca/school/bowcroft

German-Bilingual Program at Bowcroft School, Kindergarten to Grade 6. Located in the beautiful community of Bowness, Bowcroft offers a small school setting that personalizes learning for each child. We are an inquiry-focused school with a strong emphasis on language acquisition and Outdoor Education. German is the most spoken first language in the European Union. Giving your child the gift of another language has never been easier. Call 403-777-6020 today!

CALGARY FRENCH & INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Phone: 403-240-1500
Email: admissions@cfis.com
Website: http://cfis.com

(Please see our full listing under “Alternative, Charter & Private Schools.”)

LYCÉE LOUIS PASTEUR

Address: 4099 Garrison Boulevard SW
Phone: 403-243-5420, Ext. 123
Email: admissions@lycee.ca
Website: http://lycee.ca

Established in 1966, Lycée Louis Pasteur is Calgary’s premier French school. We are the only school in Calgary to teach the French Ministry of Education and Alberta Education curricula, offering students a unique education. No prior French is needed to enroll in our Preschool, Kindergarten, and French Language Immersive Program (Grades 1 to 5). Spanish and English education beginning in Kindergarten and Grade 6, respectively. Preschool to Grade 12.

SEEDLINGS SPANISH PRESCHOOL

(Please see our full listing under “Northwest.”)

NORTHEAST

AL-AMAL ISLAMIC PRESCHOOL

Address: #4, 2611 - 37 Avenue NE
Phone: 403-466-2524
Email: info@al-amalpreschool.com
Website: http://al-amalpreschool.com

We provide a warm, friendly, nurturing, and stimulating Islamic environment for 3- and 4-year-old preschoolers. The program is Montessori-inspired and focuses on early-literacy skills such as phonics, pre-writing and pre-reading, beginner math concepts, and development of fine motor skills. The curriculum offers fun, age-appropriate activities including free-play, imaginative play centres, circle time, stories and songs, creative crafts, Qur’an and dua’ memorization, monthly special events, cooking classes, field trips, and classroom pets. Two-, three-, or five-day programs are available. Registration is ongoing, based on availability.

CALGARY BOARD OF EDUCATION - EARLY DEVELOPMENT CENTRE (EDC)

The Early Development Centre (EDC) is an early intervention preschool program for children with exceptional needs.

CITY OF CALGARY LEISURE CENTRE PLAYSCHOOL (THE) - VILLAGE SQUARE LEISURE CENTRE

Address: 2623, 56 Street NE
Phone: 403-366-3900
Website: http://calgary.ca/playschool

Active Playschool develops active children. Playschool registration for 2019/2020 is February 19, 2019. Children will learn through play using a variety of resources and amenities in the leisure centre, with the guidance of our experienced instructors. Playschool programs are for 2 to 4 year olds from September to June. Registration is ongoing throughout the year, based on availability. Visit online to learn more about our Playschool programs.

KIDSU

Phone: 1-855-80-KIDSU
Email: info@kidsu.ca
Website: http://kidsu.ca

KidsU is an accredited child-centered 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-centered, 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.

KINDERHOUSE PRESCHOOL CALGARY

Address: Springbank: 7655, 26 Avenue SW
Phone: 403-975-0103
Email: info@mykinderhouse.org
Website: http://mykinderhouse.org
Address: Inglewood: 1401, 10 Avenue SE
Address: Pineridge: 103 Pinetowne Place NE

A unique and integrative preschool program for children ages 3 and 4 nestled in the Springbank Hill/Aspen community, the Inglewood/East Village community, and the Pineridge/Rundle community providing a comprehensive academic and artistic curriculum utilizing the best of Montessori, Reggio, and Arts education. Our 8:1 ratio provides your child the individualized attention they deserve. Other features of our program include STEM, literacy, math, Spanish, professional music education, lunchtime arts and sports programs, outdoor garden, and field trips. Visit our website or call us to schedule your classroom visit today.

KING’S KIDS PRESCHOOL

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.

MONTESSORI CHILDREN’S CENTRES

Phone: 403-255-8664
Email: info@montessoricentres.ca
Website: http://montessoricentres.ca
Phone: 403-550-9920

Family-owned and operated. Celebrating 38 years! We offer seven locations with a Montessori preschool program within our full-time/year-round daycare program. Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, Daycare, Kindergarten (September to June through Alberta Education) as well as School-Age Care.

PHOENIX FOUNDATION

Address: 320, 19 Street NE
Phone: 403-265-7701
Email: info@phoenixfoundation.ca
Website: http://phoenixfoundation.ca

Phoenix is a non-profit, private, non-denominational, publicly accredited Alberta school located in Calgary. We customize education for each and every child! We offer five program choices to families: Kindergarten, School-Directed, Home Education, Blended, and High School. We host hundreds of curriculum-related, hands-on classes each year! There are language arts, science, physical education, math, music, art, social studies, drama, dance, computer classes, and more! Open to all homeschooling families!

PRE-KINDERGARTEN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

Address: Genesis Centre: 7555 Falconridge Boulevard NE
Phone: 403-605-2988
Email: Register@PreKindergartenEd.com
Website: http://Pre-KindergartenEd.com

A program for 3 to 5 year olds combining play with learning. We nurture emergent literacy by providing an environment that helps language develop and encourages interest in reading and writing. Play and gain social skills during ‘centre time’ while exploring our well-equipped and child-centered classroom. Supporting all areas of development, additional centres enhance learning in math, science, and fine motor work. Arts and crafts, circle time, gym/large motor movement, music, field trips, and in-class visitors provide enrichment.

PROVIDENCE

Phone: 403-255-5577
Email: info@providencechildren.com
Website: http://providencechildren.com

Six preschools across the city and in community preschools. Please see our full listing under “Special Needs.”

NORTHWEST

ACTIVE START CHILDCARE

Address: 60 Country Hills Landing NW
Phone: 825-222-6744
Email: admin_ch@activestartchildcare.ca
Website: http://activestartchildcare.ca

Active Start Childcare is a family-owned business with local roots in the Calgary area. Founded in 1991, Active Start’s sister centre, Magic Mountain Daycare, has been voted as Airdrie’s best daycare for five consecutive years, and proudly serves the community with four centres. Active Start Childcare is committed to providing that same quality of care to Calgary families with accredited early education centres and balanced programming.

CALGARY BOARD OF EDUCATION - EARLY DEVELOPMENT CENTRE (EDC)

CALGARY BOARD OF EDUCATION - KINDERGARTEN

DALHOUSIE COMMUNITY KINDERGARTEN

Phone: 403-288-1050
Email: dcakids@telus.net
Website: http://dcakids.com

An outstanding community-based Junior and Senior Kindergarten. Small class sizes, an exceptional teacher, and unique learning experiences facilitate your child’s social, academic, and emotional development. We recognize each child’s individual learning style, and foster a love of learning. Parental input adds distinctive program enhancement. Half-day, morning program. All enquiries warmly welcomed.

EDELWEISS PREPARATORY SCHOOL

Address: 600 Northmount Drive NW
Phone: 403-282-4220
Email: epschool@telus.net
Website: http://epschool.ca

Calgary’s Child “Best Preschool” & “Honourable Mention” winner for 11 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.

EDGE SCHOOL

Phone: 403-246-6432
Email: info@edgeschool.com
Website: http://edgeschool.com

(Please see our full listing under “Alternative, Charter & Private Schools.”)

FOOTHILLS LUTHERAN CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL

Where the whole child is nurtured in a fun, caring, Christian environment utilizing Animated Literacy, Handwriting Without Tears, quality children’s literature, varied centres, pre-math, music, cooking and science, supporting emerging social skills, fine and gross motor skills, creativity, and self-esteem. Free speech screening and early intervention on-site. Gym and fenced outdoor playground. There are five family activities each year in addition to our regular programing. Experienced teacher with a B.Ed. and Supervisor Certificate holds SAPTA and LTA membership.

FUN 2 LEARN PRESCHOOL

Address: Dalhousie Community Church - 5511 Baroc Road NW
Phone: 403-239-2033
Email: anita@fun2learnpreschool.com
Website: http://fun2learnpreschool.com
Phone: 403-880-6711

Our preschool has been established for more than 25 years. We offer a learning through play program for 3 to 5 year olds, offering two, three, and five half-day programs. Caring, qualified teachers provide a happy, stimulating environment for children to learn and play. We offer a non-volunteer program, but parents are always welcome in our bright and cheerful classroom. We supply a snack and juice. The facility is equipped with a large gym, where we play games and use a variety of gym equipment for the last 15 minutes of every class. A Subsidy Program is available.

HHBH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION PLAYSCHOOL

Address: 1233, 21 Street NW (located in Briar Hill Elementary School)
Email: hhbhplayschool@gmail.com
Website: http://hhbhcaplayschool.com

Our playschool, for 3- to 5-year-old children, has been in operation since 1970. It is a non-profit, parent-run cooperative affiliated with the HHBH Community Association. Our program is a balance of self-directed and teacher-directed activities meant to encourage development of the whole child. Children learn through play in a safe, nurturing environment that encourages exploration, creativity, socialization, and experience. Together with parents, this program is delivered by an experienced E.C.E. qualified teacher. Morning and Afternoon classes available. Register online.

HIGHLAND PARK PRESCHOOL

Highland ParkHighland Park Preschool is a non-profit, non-denominational and parent-operated preschool based in the Highland Park Community Hall. We offer a high quality "learn through play" program with morning and afternoon classes for children ages 3 – 5 years.  The school provides a stimulating environment where children are offered a variety of choices that develop physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and creative skills in a caring and loving atmosphere, including an indoor gym space. Learn more at www.hpca.ca/preschool.  

JOSO’S PLAY AND LEARN CENTRES INC.

Address: #100, 12018 Symons Valley Road NW - Creekside Shopping Centre
Phone: 403-767-9922
Email: info@josos.ca
Website: http://josos.ca
Address: #505, 722 - 85 Street SW - West Springs
Phone: 403-727-5991

Joso’s Preschool Academy’s main objective is to prepare children for school and life by meeting their learning and developmental needs in a fun environment. We offer Part-day and Full-day Preschool as well as Half-day and Full-day Summer Camps. Free membership to our indoor playground is offered so children can burn some calories, make new friends, and have fun while parents socialize, relax, and have their favorite cup of coffee. Voted Best Preschool and/or Best Child Care Facility by parents in the Parents’ Choice Awards since 2011.

KALEIDOSCOPE KIDS PRESCHOOL

Address: Three locations: Tuscany, Nolan Hill, Edgemont
Phone: 403-547-1020
Email: office@kalkids.com
Website: http://kalkids.com

There are 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 registration information, visit our website. Voted “Best Preschool” by parents in the 2018 Parents’ Choice Awards.

MARIA MONTESSORI EDUCATION CENTRE (MMEC)

Phone: 403-668-8538
Email: info@mmec.ca
Website: http://mmec.ca

MMEC is an independent Montessori school delivering an authentic Montessori experience for children ages 19 months to Grade 9. We have two convenient locations: one in Southwest Calgary and one in Northwest Calgary. We offer engaging, inspiring, and self-directed programs. We provide a supportive and welcoming environment for the whole family.

MONTESSORI CHILDREN’S CENTRES

(Please see our full listing under “Northeast.”)

PRE-KINDERGARTEN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

Address: Sunnyside School: 211, 7 Street NW
Phone: 403-605-2988
Email: Register@PreKindergartenEd.com
Website: http://Pre-KindergartenEd.com
Address: Captain John Palliser School: 1484 Northmount Drive NW
Address: Marion Carson School: 5225 Varsity Drive NW
Address: Hope Lutheran Church: 3527 Boulton Road NW
Address: Rosedale: 901, 11 Avenue NW

Programming includes Pre-Kindergarten, half-day Kindergarten Enhancement, and Out of School Care. Please check the website and choose the school location for specific programs available. Pre-Kindergarten is a 3- to 5-year-old program combining play with learning. We nurture emergent literacy and includes music, circle time, and centre time in our well-equipped and child-centered classrooms. Kindergarten Enhancement is an early literacy half-day program which combines with the child’s half-day in Kindergarten to create a full day at school. Out of School Care is for children in Kindergarten to Grade 6.

PROVIDENCE

Phone: 403-255-5577
Email: info@providencechildren.com
Website: http://providencechildren.com

Six preschools across the city and in community preschools. Please see our full listing under “Special Needs.”

PUDDLEDUCKS PRESCHOOL INC.

Address: 4612 Varsity Drive NW
Phone: 403-909-9588
Website: http://www.puddleduckspreschool.ca

Our classroom demographics are unmatched! We offer 3-hour programming in our 3-year and 4-year-old programs. We offer unparented classes for ages 24 to 36 months and no need for your little ones to be potty-trained! In our 3- and 4-year-old programs, there is 1 teacher for every 7 children. In our ages 24 to 36 months program, our ratio is 1 teacher for every 3 children with a maximum of 6 per class.

PUDDLEDUCKS PRESCHOOL INC.

Address: 4612 Varsity Drive NW
Phone: 403-909-9588
Website: http://puddleduckspreschool.ca

Our classroom demographics are unmatched! We offer 3-hour programming in our 3-year and 4-year-old programs. We offer unparented classes for ages 24 to 36 months and no need for your little ones to be potty-trained! In our 3- and 4-year-old programs, there is 1 teacher for every 7 children. In our ages 24 to 36 months program, our ratio is 1 teacher for every 3 children with a maximum of 6 per class.

RISE & SHINE PRESCHOOL

Address: 1313 Ranchlands Way NW
Phone: 403-239-1114
Email: wespreschool@gmail.com
Website: http://westviewbaptistchurch.ca

“Where Children Play to Learn!” We have wonderful Monday/Wednesday/Friday classes for 4 year olds and Tuesday/Thursday classes for 3 year olds. We offer a loving and nurturing environment for your child in a bright, cheery classroom, as well as a full-sized gym. We are committed to inspiring a love for learning and creativity in a play-based environment.

RIVER VALLEY SCHOOL

Address: Early Learning Campus - 6305, 33 Avenue NW
Email: admissions@rivervalleyschool.ca
Website: http://rivervalleyschool.ca

(Please see our full listing under “Alternative, Charter & Private Schools.”)

SEEDLINGS SPANISH PRESCHOOL

Address: Strathcona Community Centre
Phone: 403-210-0604
Website: http://seedlingspreschool.ca
Address: Silver Springs Community Centre
Address: Banff Trail Community Centre
Address: Palliser Community Centre (Spanish and English Program)

Seedlings Spanish Preschool is a Reggio-inspired program that offers a Spanish Immersion Program for 2.5 to 5 year olds. We believe that kids - like seedlings - have a huge potential and need a special environment to develop in. Seedlings Spanish Preschool offers an excellent, well-balanced program and caring environment in a small, cheery class setting for your child to grow and learn.

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS PRESCHOOL

Phone: 403-286-7770
Email: uhpreschool@gmail.com
Website: http://calgarypreschool.com

University Heights Preschool is a play-based learning program for 3 and 4 year olds located in Montgomery. We feature music classes, arts and crafts, stories and drama, as well as gym and outdoor activities. Our motto is to help children play, discover, learn, and create in a caring and nurturing environment. Registration opens January 21, 2019.

VARSITY PRE-SCHOOL

Address: 4303 Varsity Drive NW
Phone: 403-247-1145
Email: vachild@telus.net
Website: http://varsitycommunityassociation.ca

We offer terrific morning/afternoon programs for 3 and 4 year olds. We believe that a most valuable part of learning occurs through unstructured play and within this atmosphere, a variety of art materials, toys, and play centres (i.e. blocks, etc.) are presented to the children each day during supervised play periods. As professionals, we promote the overall development of our children including physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs.

PD DAYS & SPRING BREAK CAMPS

POPPY INNOVATIONS EDIBLE EDUCATION & KIDS COOKING CAMPS

Phone: 403-305-8401
Email: EdibleEd@poppyinnovations.ca
Website: http://poppyinnovations.ca

We’re changing the way we eat! With our Edible Education program, students are able to apply their understanding of concepts from math, social studies, science, art and language arts to learn food skills and nutrition. Students love the practical life skills they learn, and teachers gain the convenience of having these cooking and food gardening activities delivered right in the classroom. For those days when school is out, check out our Kids Cooking Bootcamps. Go to our website for more information and to register.

SAIT TROJANS

Professional Development (PD) Days at SAIT are fun and educational! Try a new sport or try a trade in our action-packed PD days suited for children and youth in Grades 1 to 12.

TRICO CENTRE FOR FAMILY WELLNESS

Phone: 403-278-7542
Email: guestservices@tricocentre.ca
Website: http://tricocentre.ca

While the teachers are away, we will play! We are offering daily and full week Spring Break Day Camps for children ages 6 to 12, and all levels of swim lessons during the break (March 25 to 29). All day camps include sports, crafts, a dip in the pool, and more! Check our Winter Program Guide for details, and register quickly, as space is limited!

YMCA CALGARY

Address: Six Locations, Plus One Outdoor Camp in Calgary
Email: answers@ymcacalgary.org
Website: http://YMCACalgary.org

During multi-activity camps, participants will play sports, sing songs, get artsy, and participate in a variety of traditional camp games, both in and outside the YMCA facility. They’ll play court sports, scale walls, and take on the pool! Climbing, art, or swim options (with lessons) are available with some camps and some participants will even explore philanthropy! Our camps include activities to help develop physical literacy.

YOUTH SINGERS OF CALGARY

Phone: 403-234-9549
Email: yscadmin@youthsingers.org
Website: http://youthsingers.org

Are you looking for something to do on your PD Day or over Spring break? Spend your days off with the Youth Singers of Calgary! We offer day camps for ages 6 to 12. Day Off(!) Camps are themed days filled with music, dance, crafts, and fun! Our weeklong camps in spring and summer offer a unique show-choir experience. Try something new - no experience necessary. Before- and after-care is available.

SCHOOL BOARDS

CALGARY BOARD OF EDUCATION (CBE)

Website: http://cbe.ab.ca

The Calgary Board of Education is the public school board of Calgary, proudly serving almost 122,000 students in over 245 schools.

CALGARY CATHOLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT (CCSD)

Address: 1000, 5 Avenue SW
Phone: 403-500-2000
Website: http://cssd.ab.ca

CCSD is Alberta’s largest Catholic school district, serving more than 56,000 students in 115 schools in Calgary, Airdrie, Chestermere, Cochrane, and Rocky View County. We educate and empower students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 to live and learn in our Catholic faith.

CONSEIL SCOLAIRE FRANCOSUD

FOOTHILLS SCHOOL DIVISION

PALLISER REGIONAL SCHOOL DIVISION

ROCKY VIEW SCHOOLS

SOUTHEAST

BELLA CASA MONTESSORI

Address: Bay 104, 5430 - 17 Avenue SE
Phone: 403-313-7235
Email: kidsmart@shaw.ca

For 3 to 6 year olds. We provide a Montessori curriculum where children develop academic skills and knowledge using an extensive selection of carefully-designed educational materials. Montessori students, especially those who begin at a younger age, usually excel at academics during the later years. Academic achievement is not the goal of the Montessori Program, it is the result of them.

CALGARY BOARD OF EDUCATION - EARLY DEVELOPMENT CENTRE (EDC)

CALGARY BOARD OF EDUCATION - KINDERGARTEN

CALGARY NATURE KINDERGARTEN

Calgary Nature Kindergarten is a publicly-funded Kindergarten that has children spending the majority of each day learning and playing in nature on 56 acres of parkland. Children learn the Alberta Education mandated curriculum through learner-led exploration of the natural world while also fostering empathy, social skills, creativity, and critical thinking skills. The program has a beautiful indoor classroom with adjacent nature space and operates full days, two to three days per week.

G.R.I.T. CALGARY SOCIETY

(Please see our full listing under “Special Needs.”)

GREEN DOOR PRESCHOOL

Address: 11150 Bonaventure Drive SE (Trico Centre)
Phone: 403-870-7367
Email: debbie@greendoorschool.ca
Website: http://greendoorschool.ca
Address: 231, 227 - 153 Avenue SE (Midnapore)

Green Door Preschool offers a well-rounded program designed to meet the needs of preschool-aged children. In learning through a play and discovery environment, and interactions with other children, children are offered both structured and unstructured activities that contribute to their physical, social, intellectual, and emotional development. For more information, call or visit our website.

JACK JAMES PRESCHOOL

Address: 5105, 8 Avenue SE
Phone: 403-248-4054, Ext. 2147
Email: sdfrederikse@cbe.ab.ca
Website: http://schools.cbe.ab.ca/b856/preschool.htm

Jack James Preschool is a unique program that operates as part of the Grade 11 and Grade 12 child care class at Jack James High School. At the same time, the Preschool models a quality early childhood program for 3- and 4-year-old children. We offer a safe, positive environment staffed by a caring, qualified teacher and assistant, as well as high school students earning Alberta Government Child Development Assistant Certification.

KIDSU

Email: info@kidsu.ca
Website: http://kidsu.ca

(Please see our full listing under “Northeast.”)

KINDERHOUSE PRESCHOOL CALGARY

Address: Springbank: 7655, 26 Avenue SW
Phone: 403-975-0103
Email: info@mykinderhouse.org
Website: http://mykinderhouse.org
Address: Inglewood: 1401, 10 Avenue SE
Address: Pineridge: 103 Pinetowne Place NE

A unique and integrative preschool program for children ages 3 and 4 nestled in the Springbank Hill/Aspen community, the Inglewood/East Village community, and the Pineridge/Rundle community providing a comprehensive academic and artistic curriculum utilizing the best of Montessori, Reggio, and Arts education. Our 8:1 ratio provides your child the individualized attention they deserve. Other features of our program include STEM, literacy, math, Spanish, professional music education, lunchtime arts and sports programs, outdoor garden, and field trips. Visit our website or call us to schedule your classroom visit today.

LITTLE LEARNERS PRESCHOOL

Phone: 403-279-0969
Email: littlelearners@shaw.ca
Website: http://littlelearners.ca

At Little Learners Preschool, we want each child’s first school experience to be a positive one. Our dynamic programs are designed to encompass all the developmental stages of children from 2.5 to 5 years old. This includes exposure to numbers, letters, shapes, and colors while learning how to socialize, share, and problem-solve. Let Little Learners start your child off on their journey to Social and Academic success!

MAPLERIDGE COOPERATIVE PRESCHOOL

Address: 600 Acadia Drive SE
Phone: 403-278-9594
Email: mapleridgepreschoolyyc@gmail.com
Website: http://mapleridgepreschool.com

Mapleridge Cooperative is a play-based, parent-run cooperative preschool. This non-denominational, non-profit preschool has been in operation for over 35 years, and has programs for 3 and 4 year olds. We let children tap into their imaginations through play or unleash their creative side with arts and crafts. Mapleridge Preschool will allow your child to develop and grow in a caring, nurturing environment while learning skills that will prepare them for Kindergarten. Registration is ongoing, call or email. Connect on Facebook!

MONTESSORI CASA

Address: Killarney: 2635, 32 Street SW
Email: admin@montessoricasa.com
Website: http://montessoricasa.com
Address: Lake Bonavista: #13, 1215 Lake Sylvan Drive SE

Montessori Casa offers AM and PM Toddler and Montessori Preschool (Casa) classes and Montessori-inspired Out of School Care (OSC) with Before-Care, Lunch, and After-Care options for Kindergarten to Grade 4. We maintain a working relationship with the nearby Montessori Public Schools, which are located in Killarney and Lake Bonavista.

MONTESSORI CHILDREN’S CENTRES

(Please see our full listing under “Northeast.”)

OAKS & ACORNS MONTESSORI

Address: Midnapore: 500 Midpark Way SE
Email: director.midnapore@oaksandacorns.com
Website: http://oaksandacorns.com
Address: Seton: 4963 Front Street SE
Email: director.seton@oaksandacorns.com

Oaks & Acorns Montessori offers Montessori programs and childcare for Pre-Toddlers (13 months to 19 months of age), Toddlers (19 months to 3 years of age), and Montessori Preschool/Kindergarten (3 years to 6 years of age) including an option for a Montessori Kindergarten certified by Alberta Education.

PRE-KINDERGARTEN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

Address: Colonel Walker School: 1921, 9 Avenue SE
Phone: 403-605-2988
Email: Register@PreKindergartenEd.com
Website: http://Pre-KindergartenEd.com

Colonel Walker School: Pre-Kindergarten for ages 3 to 5 combining play with learning. We nurture emergent literacy and include music, circle time, arts and crafts, field trips, in-class visitors, and centre time in our well-equipped and child-centered classroom.

PROVIDENCE

Phone: 403-255-5577
Email: info@providencechildren.com
Website: http://providencechildren.com

Six preschools across the city and in community preschools. Please see our full listing under “Special Needs.”

TOT SPOT PRESCHOOL

Address: 1507 Acadia Drive SE
Phone: 403-271-8894
Email: info@totspotpreschool.ca
Website: http://totspotpreschool.ca

Located in Lake Bonavista, our bright and spacious preschool offers play-based programs that enrich your child’s learning process through thematic, fun activities. Your child will benefit from targeted learning spaces and participate in a wide variety of activities daily: sand play, building materials, water play, books, listening centre, puzzles, crafts, playdough, stories, songs, gym, and imaginative play. Our teachers have Alberta certification and 60 years of combined preschool teaching experience. Come check us out!

TRINITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

(Please see our full listing under “Alternative, Private & Charter Schools.”)

SOUTHWEST

2000 DAYS PRE-KINDERGARTEN

Phone: 403-319-2332, Ext. 1
Email: admin@2000days.net
Website: http://2000days.net

2000 Days Pre-Kindergarten can best be described as a daycare school or a child care school - even a full-time preschool. Potential families choose us again and again because we are much more than a daycare. A few highlights are a unique custom curriculum, huge outside play area, large indoor gym, yoga, dance, sports, in-house chef, and so much more! We strive every day to give your child the very best.

BANBURY CROSSROADS SCHOOL

Address: #201, 2451 Dieppe Avenue SW
Website: http://banburycrossroads.com

(Please see our full listing under “Alternative, Charter & Private Schools.”)

BEHAVIOUR THERAPY AND LEARNING CENTRE (BTLC)

Phone: 403-205-2749
Email: admin@btlc.ca
Website: http://btlc.ca

(Please see our full listing under “Special Needs.”)

CALGARY BOARD OF EDUCATION - EARLY DEVELOPMENT CENTRE (EDC)

CALGARY BOARD OF EDUCATION - KINDERGARTEN

CALGARY EARLY LEARNING CENTRE

Address: 140 Haddon Road SW
Phone: 403-255-4288
Email: kathy@calgaryearlylearning.com
Website: http://calgaryearlylearning.com

At Calgary Early Learning Centre, our philosophy is “Teaching Each Child for Tomorrow.” We accomplish this in an environment rich in learning and play opportunities for children ages 3 to 5. Two-, three- and five-day per week preschool classes are offered. Inquire about our Junior and Senior Kindergarten programs. Full-day child care is available in our learning environment.

CALGARY FRENCH & INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Phone: 403-240-1500
Email: admissions@cfis.com
Website: http://cfis.com

(Please see our full listing under “Alternative, Charter & Private Schools.”)

CALGARY JEWISH ACADEMY

Phone: 403-253-3992
Email: info@cja.ab.ca
Website: http://cja.ab.ca

The Calgary Jewish Academy is an independent private Jewish day school, catering to students from nursery to Grade 9. (Please see our full listing under “Alternative, Charter & Private Schools.”)

CALGARY WALDORF SCHOOL

Address: 515 Cougar Ridge Drive SW
Phone: 403-287-1868
Email: info@calgarywaldorf.org
Website: http://calgarywaldorf.org

(Please see our full listing under “Alternative, Charter & Private Schools.”)

CITY OF CALGARY LEISURE CENTRE PLAYSCHOOL (THE) - SOUTHLAND LEISURE CENTRE

Address: 2000 Southland Drive SW
Phone: 403-648-6555
Website: http://calgary.ca/playschool

Active Playschool develops active children. Playschool registration for 2019/2020 is February 19, 2019. Children will learn through play using a variety of resources and amenities in the leisure centre, with the guidance of our experienced instructors. Playschool programs are for 2 to 4 year olds from September to June. Registration is ongoing throughout the year, based on availability. Visit online to learn more about our Playschool programs.

CLEAR WATER ACADEMY

(Please see our full listing under “Alternative, Charter & Private Schools.”)

G.R.I.T. CALGARY SOCIETY

(Please see our full listing under “Northeast.”)

GLENBROOK COMMUNITY PRESCHOOL

Phone: 403-686-6868
Website: http://glenbrookpreschool.org

Glenbrook Community Preschool (Est. 1980) is a non-profit preschool supporting children to grow and prepare for school success. Our philosophy is child-directed play from a variety of centres. Our experienced teachers and teaching assistants foster learning opportunities, skills, and success by encouraging children to explore, experiment, and problem-solve. Programs for 3 and 4 year olds are offered. For registration information, visit our website!

GLENMORE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

Phone: 403-254-9050
Email: admissions@gcaschool.com
Website: http://gcaschool.com

(Please see our full listing under “Alternative, Charter & Private Schools.”)

HAYSBORO COMMUNITY PRESCHOOL

Address: 204, 89 Avenue SW
Phone: 403-253-1563
Email: info@haysboro.org
Website: http://haysboro.org

Haysboro Preschool offers affordable programs for 3 and 4 year olds. Children learn at their own pace through a variety of learning centres, crafts, circle time, stories, and outdoor play. Our teachers are university-trained, experienced, and loving. Parents are closely involved and invited to volunteer in the class and to participate in special events, such as our annual skating party. There is a maximum of 12 children per class.

INVERLEIGH CHILD CARE & MONTESSORI SCHOOL

Address: 36 Millrise Drive SW
Phone: 403-256-1125
Email: imscalgary@telus.net

We are an owner-operated facility offering care from 19 months to 12 years of age. We provide homemade meals, fully qualified staff, bussing to local schools, and an on-site playground. We are open from 6:45am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. We also offer Montessori preschool options.

JOSO’S PLAY AND LEARN CENTRES INC.

Website: http://josos.ca

(Please see our full listing under “Northwest.”)

KIDSU

Email: info@kidsu.ca
Website: http://kidsu.ca

(Please see our full listing under “Northeast.”)

KINDERHOUSE PRESCHOOL CALGARY

Address: Springbank: 7655, 26 Avenue SW
Phone: 403-975-0103
Email: info@mykinderhouse.org
Website: http://mykinderhouse.org
Address: Inglewood: 1401, 10 Avenue SE
Address: Pineridge: 103 Pinetowne Place NE

A unique and integrative preschool program for children ages 3 and 4 nestled in the Springbank Hill/Aspen community, the Inglewood/East Village community, and the Pineridge/Rundle community providing a comprehensive academic and artistic curriculum utilizing the best of Montessori, Reggio, and Arts education. Our 8:1 ratio provides your child the individualized attention they deserve. Other features of our program include STEM, literacy, math, Spanish, professional music education, lunchtime arts and sports programs, outdoor garden, and field trips. Visit our website or call us to schedule your classroom visit today.

KINGSLAND COMMUNITY PRESCHOOL

Address: 505, 78 Avenue SW
Phone: 403-258-1308
Email: kingslandpreschool@gmail.com
Website: http://kingslandcommunitypreschool.com

Kingsland Preschool is a cooperative preschool operated by a parent board offering classes for 3- and 4-year-old children. Our newly renovated bright and playful classroom is located in the Kingsland Community Hall where we have access to a large outdoor space. Our Reggio Emilia inspired play-based program has been developed through the partnership of dedicated professional educators, and committed and involved parents throughout its 47 years. Contact us or visit our website.

LEARNING ADVENTURES PRESCHOOL (AT CALGARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL)

Address: Elementary Campus (Preschool to Grade 6): 2839, 49 Street SW
Phone: 403-242-2896, Ext. 312
Email: admissions@calgarychristianschool.com
Website: http://learningadventures.ca

A Christian, loving and nurturing environment where your child’s imagination is stimulated through exploration and discovery. (Please see our full listing under “Alternative, Charter & Private Schools - Calgary Christian School.”)

LEARNING EXPERIENCE PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN

Address: 10, 17107 James McKevitt Road SW
Phone: 403-256-1417
Email: learningexperience@shaw.ca
Website: http://learningexperience.ca

Learning Experience has served south Calgary families for 40 years! Conveniently located one kilometre from Spruce Meadows, we offer a variety of programs for children ages 3 to 5 including our highly-regarded, enriched Kindergarten. Learning Experience’s bright classrooms, unique reading and music programs provide an environment that encourages language and social development, and a love of learning. Proud parents often tell us of the success their children subsequently enjoy in elementary school and beyond.

LYCÉE LOUIS PASTEUR

Address: 4099 Garrison Boulevard SW
Phone: 403-243-5420, Ext. 123
Email: admissions@lycee.ca
Website: http://lycee.ca

Established in 1966, Lycée Louis Pasteur 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.

MARIA MONTESSORI EDUCATION CENTRE (MMEC)

Phone: 403-668-8538
Email: info@mmec.ca
Website: http://mmec.ca

(Please see our full listing under “Northwest.”)

MASTER’S ACADEMY & COLLEGE

Address: 4414 Crowchild Trail SW
Phone: 403-242-7034, Ext. 210
Email: registrar@masters.ab.ca
Website: http://masters.ab.ca

(Please see our full listing under “Alternative, Charter & Private Schools.”)

MONTESSORI CHILDREN’S CENTRES

(Please see our full listing under “Northeast.”)

MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF CALGARY

Phone: 403-229-1011
Email: info@msofc.ca
Website: http://msofc.ca

Located in the heart of Calgary in the historic Cliff Bungalow School Building, Montessori School of Calgary offers programs for children ages 3 to 12, spanning preschool to Grade 6 accredited Montessori (AMI) and Alberta Education curricula. Montessori School of Calgary is committed to supporting children’s academic, emotional, social and physical development so they may become self-directed learners, flexible thinkers, and creative problem-solvers.

MOUNT ROYAL UNIVERSITY PRESCHOOL

Address: 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Phone: 403-440-6410
Email: childcare@mtroyal.ca
Website: http://mtroyal.ca/childcare

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.

NEW HEIGHTS SCHOOL & LEARNING SERVICES

(Please see our full listing under “Special Needs.”)

NORTH POINT SCHOOL FOR BOYS

Phone: 403-744-5214
Email: info@northpoint.school
Website: https://northpoint.school

North Point School for Boys taps into boys’ natural curiosity and energy as a foundation for lifelong learning. A strong academic program is just the beginning - we fuel motivation through real-life learning, digital platforms, our trademark 5R character education, fine arts, and outdoor adventure developing well-rounded, self-motivated, independent learners. This Kindergarten to Grade 9 curriculum is enhanced through our Engineering Academy, Financial Academy, and the optional PEP Hockey Academy.

PATHWAY MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN

Address: Two locations: Woodbine, Evergreen
Phone: 403-253-1533
Email: pathwaymont@gmail.com
Website: http://pathwaymontessori.com

Top Montessori Preschool award-winner two years in a row! With two fully-equipped Montessori environments and directed by caring, experienced Montessori teachers, Pathway provides the habits, skills, and confidence inspiring a pathway to a love of learning. Pathway also offers an ECS-funded Kindergarten program. The Montessori philosophy prepares the child to excel and learn more joyfully using all five senses using scientifically-developed materials.

PRE-KINDERGARTEN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

Address: Braeside School: 1747, 107 Avenue SW
Phone: 403-605-2988
Email: Register@PreKindergartenEd.com
Website: http://Pre-KindergartenEd.com

Pre-Kindergarten is a program for 3 to 5 year olds combining play with learning. We nurture emergent literacy by providing an environment that fosters language development and encourages interest in reading and writing. Play and gain social skills during ‘centre time’ while exploring our well-equipped and child-centered classroom. Supporting all areas of development, additional centres enhance learning in math, science, and fine motor work. Arts and crafts, circle time, large motor movement, music, field trips, and in-class visitors provide enrichment.

PROVIDENCE

Phone: 403-255-5577
Email: info@providencechildren.com
Website: http://providencechildren.com

Six preschools across the city and in community preschools. Please see our full listing under “Special Needs.”

REPSOL SPORT CENTRE

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.

SEEDLINGS SPANISH PRESCHOOL

Address: Strathcona Community Centre
Phone: 403-210-0604
Website: http://seedlingspreschool.ca
Address: Silver Springs Community Centre
Address: Banff Trail Community Centre
Address: PBP - Palliser Community Centre (Spanish and English Program)

(Please see our full listing under “Northwest.”)

SOUTH CALGARY COMMUNITY PRESCHOOL

Address: 2900 Cedarbrae Drive SW
Phone: 403-281-6755
Email: kathy@southcalgary.org
Website: http://sccpreschool.ca

A bright, cheery, ‘learning-through-play’ based preschool for 3 and 4 year olds with experienced, knowledgeable, loving teachers who recognize that each child is a precious and unique gift from God. Our curriculum is carefully designed to stimulate your child’s natural curiosity and love of learning. We strive to ensure your child’s first school experience is a successful one. Affordable and subsidized. Partnering with I’m for Kids Team to provide speech, fine motor skills, and ESL assistance.

THINK SUN PRESCHOOL ACADEMY (THE)

Address: 10, 5555 Strathcona Hill SW
Phone: 403-240-4466
Website: http://thethinksunpreschool.com

Educating preschoolers for 30 years, The Think Sun Preschool offers an enriched learning program including art, music, play, and intro-French. The playroom is a vital part of our program and is where your child will develop social, decision-making, and independent judgment skills and have fun while learning. Your child will graduate a confident learner prepared to read and write, ready for Kindergarten. Registration is ongoing. Tours are available.

SPECIAL NEEDS

BEHAVIOUR THERAPY AND LEARNING CENTRE (BTLC)

Address: Suite 100, 2107 Sirocco Drive SW
Phone: 403-205-2749
Email: admin@btlc.ca
Website: http://btlc.ca

BTLC is the only school in Calgary using the established and well-researched principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) to teach preschool and Kindergarten students with the unique learning needs and challenges associated with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. BTLC’s success is based on small class size, intensive and individualized programming using effective, research-based teaching strategies, a high ratio of adult support, and opportunities for integration in community schools.

CALGARY BOARD OF EDUCATION - EARLY DEVELOPMENT CENTRE (EDC)

The Early Development Centre (EDC) is an early intervention preschool program for children with exceptional needs.

FOOTHILLS ACADEMY

Address: 745, 37 Street NW
Phone: 403-270-9400
Email: intake@foothillsacademy.org
Website: http://foothillsacademy.org

A school and so much more! Foothills Academy offers a full-time school program for students with Learning Disabilities from Grades 3 to 12 following the Alberta Education Curriculum. Class sizes are small with a teacher and part-time assistant. We focus on a wide range of strategies to help students find success - ensuring students reach their full potential. We also offer a wide range of year-round programs/services open to everyone through Community Services.

G.R.I.T. CALGARY SOCIETY

Phone: 403-215-2444
Website: http://gritcalgarysociety.com

The G.R.I.T. program is a non-profit, home, and community-based Early Childhood program for young children with disabilities, which has been providing services to the Calgary region since 1995. The G.R.I.T. program provides each child with a Developmental Specialist, who carries out the child’s Individual Program Plan in the child’s home and/or community. Ongoing consultation from the therapy team, Special Education Consultants, and an Adaptive Physical Education Consultant is provided to children and families. G.R.I.T. also provides information and support with the eventual transition into the school system.

KIDS DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES

Phone: 403-452-6745
Email: info@kidsds.org
Website: http://kidsds.org

Kids Developmental Services is a private Early Childhood Services operator, funded by Alberta Education, providing early childhood intervention services to preschoolers between the age of 2 years 8 months and 5 years, who have been identified as having extra needs. All children receive services in the community preschools or child care centres they attend.

NEW HEIGHTS SCHOOL & LEARNING SERVICES

Address: 4041 Breskens Drive SW
Phone: 403-240-1312
Email: info@newheightscalgary.com
Website: http://newheightscalgary.com

New Heights Early Intervention Preschool Program is a play-based program for 3 to 6 year olds who are on the Autism Spectrum or who have severe language delays. Children attend preschool for half-days, five days a week. Social Communication and Emotional Regulation are directly targeted, as well as academic, cognitive, self-help, fine and gross motor skills as set out in each child’s IPP.

PROVIDENCE

Phone: 403-255-5577
Email: info@providencechildren.com
Website: http://providencechildren.com

Providence provides therapeutic and educational services to preschool children with all types of disabilities. We offer Early Intervention, Enriched Preschool, Junior Kindergarten, and Kindergarten classes at our six preschools across the city and in community preschools. Therapy supports may also be provided in child care programs and family day homes.

RUNDLE ACADEMY

Address: 4330, 16 Street SW
Phone: 403-291-3866
Email: academyadmissions@rundle.ab.ca
Website: http://rundle.ab.ca

Independent, coeducational day school for students in Grades 4 to 12 with diagnosed learning disabilities. Small class sizes of 6 to 10 students promote individual attention and maximizes our students’ potential. (Please see our full listing under “Alternative, Charter & Private Schools.”)

TOWN & COUNTRY

ATLAS LEARNING ACADEMY

Address: Airdrie, AB
Phone: 403-912-1133
Email: enrolment@atlaslearningacademy.com
Website: http://atlaslearningacademy.com

(Please see our full listing under “Alternative, Private & Charter Schools.”)

TUTORING, RESOURCES & SUPPORT

FOOTHILLS ACADEMY

Address: 745, 37 Street NW
Phone: 403-270-9400
Email: intake@foothillsacademy.org
Website: http://foothillsacademy.org

(Please see our full listing under “Special Needs.”)

LIFT LEARNING INC.

Phone: 403-919-7427
Email: lindsay@liftlearning.ca
Website: http://liftlearning.ca

Lindsay understands difficulties students may face when exposed to traditional learning settings. Working individually with each learner, she finds their strengths and breaks down concepts into manageable tasks to develop the personal, social, and academic skills necessary for confidence and success. Lindsay moves the traditional learning lens to where the learner can see most clearly. ADHD/ADD, slow processing, memory challenges, FASD, other learning challenges and more.  For ages 8 to 16.

LIGHTHOUSE PSYCHOLOGY SERVICES

Phone: 403-286-5411
Website: http://lighthousecalgary.ca

We are a family-centred psychology practice for children and youth ages 3 to 18. We offer child therapy for Anxiety, Depression, OCD, and other concerns. We provide psychological and educational assessments for ADHD, Learning Disability, Giftedness, Autism, Intellectual Disability, Sensory Impairments. Our written reports are reader-friendly with practical recommendations for home and school. We can provide documentation to support school enrollment, exam accommodations, individual program plans, and government programs.

TUTORING SPECIALISTS

Does your child struggle in school? If the answer is yes, you have come to the right place. Tutoring Specialists have been providing in-home tutoring since 1991 and can help your child build a growth mindset and learn how to think and not what to think. We help with all subjects and levels. We also prepare for PAT’s, diploma exams, IB exams, and SAT’s. Phone or text at 403-615-3180.

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