PCA 2020

Fall Education Directory 2019

Our Fall Education Directory includes support, services and supplies plus schools and programs that are accepting ongoing registration for Fall and beyond. Because parents need all the help they can get when getting their kids ready for the new school year!

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

ALTERNATIVE, PRIVATE & CHARTER SCHOOLS

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.

FOOTHILLS ACADEMY

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

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 (THE)

Phone: 403-265-7701
Email: info@phoenixfoundation.ca
Website: http://www.phoenixfoundation.ca

Phoenix Education Foundation is an Alberta-accredited private, non-profit, independent school. Phoenix engages Kindergarten to Grade 9 students in parent-directed or school-directed programming to fulfill the Alberta Education curriculum. Phoenix offers Alberta’s only Kindergarten program for home schooling families, BlendEd and home education options for Grades 1 to 9, and ‘In-the-Scene’ classes in the Creation Studio, giving students immersive instruction in Science, Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, and Fine Arts.

RUNDLE COLLEGE & RUNDLE ACADEMY

Address: W.J. Collett School (Kindergarten to Grade 6): 7615, 17 Avenue SW
Phone: 403-282-8411
Email: collegeadmissions@rundle.ab.ca
Website: http://rundle.ab.ca
Address: R.C. Conklin School (Grades 7 to 12): 7375, 17 Avenue SW
Phone: 403-250-7180
Address: Rundle Academy (Grades 4 to 12 Learning Disability Program): 4330, 16 Street SW
Phone: 403-250-2965

Rundle College offers an independent, coeducational day school experience for students in Kindergarten to Grade 12. Rundle Academy is part of Rundle College and offers a learning disability program for students in Grades 4 to 12. Rundle is a learning community that promotes academics, leadership, and character development. Small class size and a dedicated professional staff provide a nurturing environment to meet individual needs and to support our students in developing their full potential.

STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL

Phone: 403-938-8326
Email: admissions@sts.ab.ca
Website: http://www.strathconatweedsmuir.com

Located a few minutes south of Calgary, Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School develops well-balanced students in Kindergarten to Grade 12 for a life of purpose by inspiring excellence in scholarship, leadership, and character.

ASSOCIATIONS & SUPPORT

ALBERTA ASSOCIATION OF OPTOMETRISTS

Phone: 1-800-272-8843
Website: http://www.optometrists.ab.ca

It’s not uncommon for parents to believe they would know if their child has a vision problem, as these issues can be hard to spot, particularly if there is a problem in one eye only. Because 80 percent of learning is visual, annual comprehensive eye exams with your doctor of optometry are recommended and are covered by Alberta Health. Use ‘Find an Optometrist’ on our website to find an optometrist close to you.

COUNT SMART

Phone: 1-844-832-1777
Email: info@countsmart.ca
Website: http://www.countsmart.ca

Medical and Disability Refund Specialists.Call us today for you free consultation. An individual case specialist gives our clients peace of mind knowing that a person is assigned specifically to their case. When you contact us, you will not be reaching a call centre. You will be dealing directly with your assigned specialist. We have recovered thousands of dollars for our clients and we don’t get paid until you get paid.

NANNY TAX CANADA

Phone: 1-877-NANNYTAX (1-877-626-6982)
Email: info@nannytax.ca
Website: http://nannytax.ca

Nanny Tax Frustration Relief. We offer a no-hassle payroll tax calculation and remittance service that caters to people with a nanny or elder-caregiver in Canada. We take the confusion out of payroll tax deductions, room and board, T4s, ROEs, and other paperwork. Pass your nanny payroll tax headaches on to us!

HEALTH CARE

GROUP CALGARY ORTHODONTICS

Address: Market Mall Professional Building (Dr. Claude Boutin; Dr. Greg Barnett; Dr. Lorne Kamelchuk)
Phone: 403-284-5202
Website: http://www.groupcalgaryortho.com
Address: Mission Centre Building (Dr. John Huynh
Phone: 403-228-5006

Our two locations offer diagnostic imaging and techniques that promote personalized treatments. We specialize in Speed, Damon, Incognito* braces, as well as Invisalign. Our commitment is to earn your trust, with the goal of giving our patients a beautiful smile to show off! We take pride in the relationships we build and the results we provide. We look forward to meeting you! *Available at our Mission office.

NORTH CALGARY PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

Phone: 403-295-8010
Website: http://www.northcalgarypediatricdentistry.com

North Calgary specialists in Pediatric Dentistry: Dr. Rory Vinsky and Dr. Cameron Zealand. Serving Calgary and neighboring communities in providing dental care for infants, children, and adolescents for over 20 years! No referrals necessary.

SOUTH CALGARY ORTHODONTIC AND PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

Phone: 587-885-1811
Email: info@SCOPedDentistry.com
Website: http://www.SCOPedDentistry.com

South Calgary Orthodontic and Pediatric Dentistry provides dental care to our pediatric patients, and our orthodontic patients of all ages in a caring and comfortable setting. Both orthodontic and children’s dental care are provided by Canadian and American board-certified specialists in one convenient location. Collaboration of care between both specialists is available when the need arises. No referral necessary. Complimentary orthodontic consultations. Ample free parking.

LANGUAGES

CHINESE ACADEMY (THE)

Phone: 403-777-7663
Email: thechineseacademy@gmail.com
Website: http://www.chineseacademy.ca

Chinese is the most common language in the world. We are the largest heritage language school in Alberta with over 1,900 students. Classes are held on Friday and Saturday at John G. Diefenbaker High School and Sir John A. Macdonald School. We offer Chinese classes, Chinese for beginners, tutorial and extracurricular classes for students ages 2 to Grade 12 with high school credits. Adult classes also available.

PD DAYS & SPRING CAMPS

YMCA CALGARY

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

PRESCHOOL, PRE-KINDERGARTEN & KINDERGARTEN

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.

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF CALGARY

Preschool and Kindergarten opening in the Renfrew community September, 2019.  Kindergarten: age 5. Preschool: ages 3 to 5.

EARLY DISCOVERIES

Phone: 403-239-3444
Website: http://www.earlydiscoveries.ca

Classes are offered in Hawkwood, Thorncliffe, Parkdale, and Kincora  for one and two year olds (parented) to five year olds in a Government funded Kindergarten.  Exciting play-based educational experiences include music, drama, stories, science, arts and crafts, gym, and reading and math readiness. These activities place emphasis on intellectual, social, emotional, fine and gross motor skill development. The focus is on a child’s readiness thus preparing them for a smooth and positive transition to elementary school.

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.

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: (After Hours): 403-547-7018

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.

G.R.I.T. CALGARY SOCIETY

Phone: 403-215-2444
Website: http://www.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 and a Special 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. 

HEART SMART MONTESSORI

Address: 2024-B 21 Ave NW
Phone: 403-284-4510
Email: heartsmartmont@yahoo.ca
Website: http://heartsmartmontessori.com

Heart Smart Montessori, a dynamic Pre-School program, gives your child all that is needed to unlock their full potential. Based on Dr. Maria Montessori’s ‘Help to Life’ method, the environment is carefully prepared to nurture and enhance your child’s joy of mastering basic academic, practical life, social, motor, and artistic skills.

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.

KIDS AVENUE

Phone: 587-968-8358
Email: info@kidsavenuecanada.com
Website: http://kidsavenuecanada.com

New child care in downtown with child-focused learning through play. Accepting children 12 months to 5 years old. At Kids Avenue Early Learning Centre, we believe that the first 5 years of a child’s life are a time of amazing learning and growth. The role of our centre is to work alongside families - taking the time to learn what makes your child special, understanding your child’s cultural background, and listening to what you want from the early education and care experience.

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.

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.

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.

PRE-KINDERGARTEN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

Pre-Kindergarten: ages 3 to 5, Kindergarten Enhancement: half-day day program, and Out-of- School Care for Grades Kindergarten to Grade 6. Combining play with learning. We nurture emergent literacy by providing an environment that helps language develop and encourages interest in reading and writing.  With locations in northeast, northwest, and southwest Calgary. To find a program near your, visit our website.

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.

REPSOL SPORT CENTRE

Phone: 403-355-1246
Email: preschoolregistration@repsolsport.com
Website: https://www.repsolsportcentre.com/preschool-active-living.

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.

RUNDLE COLLEGE & RUNDLE ACADEMY

Address: W.J. Collett School (Kindergarten to Grade 6): 7615, 17 Avenue SW
Phone: 403-282-8411
Email: collegeadmissions@rundle.ab.ca
Website: http://rundle.ab.ca
Address: R.C. Conklin School (Grades 7 to 12): 7375, 17 Avenue SW
Phone: 403-250-7180
Address: Rundle Academy (Grades 4 to 12 Learning Disability Program): 4330, 16 Street SW
Phone: 403-250-2965

Rundle College offers an independent, coeducational day school experience for students in Kindergarten to Grade 12. Rundle Academy is part of Rundle College and offers a learning disability program for students in Grades 4 to 12. Rundle is a learning community that promotes academics, leadership, and character development. Small class size and a dedicated professional staff provide a nurturing environment to meet individual needs and to support our students in developing their full potential.

RUNDLE COLLEGE & RUNDLE ACADEMY

Address: W.J. Collett School (Kindergarten to Grade 6): 7615, 17 Avenue SW
Phone: 403-282-8411
Email: collegeadmissions@rundle.ab.ca
Website: http://rundle.ab.ca
Address: R.C. Conklin School (Grades 7 to 12): 7375, 17 Avenue SW
Phone: 403-250-7180
Address: Rundle Academy (Grades 4 to 12 Learning Disability Program): 4330, 16 Street SW
Phone: 403-250-2965

Rundle College offers an independent, coeducational day school experience for students in Kindergarten to Grade 12. Rundle Academy is part of Rundle College and offers a learning disability program for students in Grades 4 to 12. Rundle is a learning community that promotes academics, leadership, and character development. Small class size and a dedicated professional staff provide a nurturing environment to meet individual needs and to support our students in developing their full potential.

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.

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.

SUPPLIES & SERVICES

Beaners Fun Cuts for Kids

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, video games or the ball pit, but we love kids, and they love us. We also offer clipper art, ear piercing, up-dos, braiding, baby’s first haircut, and professional hair care products. Book online at one of four Calgary locations. Experience our haircuts!

ONCE UPON A CHILD - VARSITY

Phone: 403-543-1068
Website: http://www.onceuponachildvarsity.com

Once Upon A Child Varsity offers over 2,500 square feet of top quality new and gently-used kids stuff! We carry clothing newborn to size 16, outerwear, sleepwear, shoes, baby and children’s gently-used toys, books, games, and DVDs. Our store also stocks those must-have baby equipment items such as exersaucers, bassinets, bouncy chairs, carriers, playpens, highchairs, swings, and more!  

WASHED + WORN Curated Kids Consignment

Find your new favorite place to shop for kids clothing, shoes, accessories, and baby gear! We are a Calgary-based, online consignment store run by two local moms, carrying size 0 to 12 years, plus specialize in mid- to high-end brands, small shop, and handmade preloved pieces. We offer free pickup for your consignment items, plus we have partnered with four local businesses where you can pick up your order for free. Feeling Social? Visit on Instagram @washedandwornkids.

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