Current daycare openings
|Toddler||Call for current openings||$1100|
|Preschool||Call for current openings||$1100|
|Kindergarten||Call for current openings||$1050|
|Infant||Call for current openings||$1200|
Daycare description / philosophy
A quality daycare in Bridgeland. Experienced and qualified staff. Easy access to LRT station. Ample parking space. Safe and secure playground.
It is a pleasure to care for your children and provide them with a developmentally appropriate curriculum. As childcare professionals, we welcome and encourage parent involvement. We strive to work together with families to better meet the needs of all children here at Calgary Childcare Centre.
Our Mission Statement
To work together with parents in helping to prepare their children socially, cognitively, morally, academically and culturally in the present to best benefit to their future.
Arranging childcare that is best for your child and your family is a great concern for you as we understand. As a parent you have a responsibility of selecting the most appropriate Daycare facility to meet your child’s and your family’s needs. We are confident that Calgary Childcare Centre is the right place for your child as we reflect a positive, structured, safe and happy environment. Our employees are qualified with either a level 1, level 2 or level 3 certification and currently hold and keep up to date with First Aid/ CPR certification. All employees have and must obtain a criminal record check upon hiring. Our caregivers regularly attend seminars, workshops and health courses to educate themselves as best they can and keep up to date on the latest information in childcare. We have rules, procedures, and policies that our employees are knowledgeable about and must abide by. We encourage all staff to work as a team to be creative, enthusiastic, nurturing, and imaginative to all children.
Early childhood is a particularly significant period in human development, Independence, initiative, decision making, creativity, the ability to learn, the ability to relate to others and feelings of self- worth all have their beginnings in early childhood. Young children benefit from programs that help them explore the world around them and guide them through the transitions to a more formal learning environment (Early Childhood Services Policy-Alberta Learning).
A safe and nurturing environment that promotes the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of the child is the main philosophy of the National Association of Young Children. We believe that young children’s developmental needs are best addressed when there is an appropriate program is placed. Since young children have individual physical, emotional, social and creative needs which are interacted. We believe that our program will address all dimensions of the development of these needs.
We believe that all children should be cared for in an environment where they are accepted and respected in order to develop a positive self-esteem. We believe our program proves that first hand experiences utilizing a variety of materials, and loving and caring people, prepare them for later abstract learning.
We believe that play encourages the development of young children. It is their way of coping with life as they view it. It is an important natural process of learning and provides endless opportunities for children to develop and learn new skills, and to use and challenge their imagination, all in a risk free environment.
Through positive guidance and play we will direct the children toward:
• Developing positive human relationships
• Love and respect for others
• Awareness of health and safety
• Positive self esteem
EMERGENT CURRICULUM POLICY
Our program is based on Emergent Curriculum. Emergent curriculum is a way of planning curriculum based on the student's interest and passions. To plan an emergent curriculum requires observation, documentation, creative brainstorming, flexibility and patience. Rather than starting with a lesson plan which requires a 'hook' to get the children interested, emergent curriculum starts with the children's interests.
Once teachers see an interest 'emerging' they brainstorm ways with the children to learn more about the topic. A common technique to do this is called 'Webbing'.
Webbing is often used because of its playful and flexible nature. A web doesn't show everything that will be learned, it shows the many things that 'could' be learned. It is important to use the webbing as a tool to open the teacher to all the learning 'possibilities'. Webbing is a good way to get the ball rolling. Children choose an idea and brainstorm ways that they could make things happen putting all the activities on a web gives you a road map full of possible journeys.
Emergent curriculum allows children to develop long term projects, deep concentration, and the ability to redirect themselves if they are bored or otherwise not engaged in an activity. This is fundamental to development of the positive associations that will support learning throughout their lifespan.
GOALS OF EMERGENT CURRICULUM
• To inspire delight, curiosity, celebration and inquiry in the classroom.
• To build intrinsic motivation and a long-term love of learning in children.
• To help children craft an internal compass to guide them as a learner, rather than relying on instruction and direction from others.
• To inspire children to be authors, inventors, illustrators, designers, dancers, engineer , doctor, singers, actors, etc. and to celebrate their unique talents and abilities.
• To maintain a program that is focused on the fundamentals of how and what children learn, so it can support and guide learning as it emerges naturally inside the centre, in the natural world, and in our community as a whole.
• To allow the natural pace of individual and group learning to emerge, and not be guided exclusively by the clock or calendar.
• To help children develop cooperation, partnerships, resource sharing, decision making, and problem solving skills.
We use Emergent Curriculum because this is how children learn. They learn by doing and self- directing. They will succeed in the future by learning to love learning. Their delight and spontaneous wonder will always be the 1st priority.
The education offers our children opportunities to develop their potential as they step out in to the world as engaged, competent, responsible and respectful citizens with an understanding and appreciation that learning is for life.
In addition to it, children are placed in a planned environment too which meets their individual educational and cultural needs. The children are free to follow their own interests within this planned environment, rather than being forced to learn something that is inappropriate to their developmental stage. The result is that children develop in a natural way and are highly motivated. They develop good discipline and master basic skills, and in many cases earlier than in a more traditional system of education.