Program

3 yrs+

Best Preschool in Calgary

Why KidsU Different than other Preschools?

Kids U’s Preschool program is offered at multiple Kids U locations throughout Calgary and in Strathmore. Unlike most preschool programs, ours are not based on the child’s age, but on their individual stage of development. Children from 3 to 6 years old are capable of retaining extensive information and are beginning to truly understand early numeracy, literacy and science concepts.

What We Teach

Our Montessori-based left brain curriculum uses materials and activities to teach our children these mathematics, science, reading, writing and comprehension skills while teaching them practical life skills at the same time.

3 yrs+

Child Care in Calgary

Through our right brain curriculum, inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy of teaching, our students experience play-based learning, where their creativity and individuality take centre stage. Exploration and discovery are encouraged and supported in this enriching environment.

Preschoolers benefit from Kids U’s movement program through its unique blend of right brain and left brain values and a traditional gym setting. While the children are having fun and being active, they are also building healthy bodies and healthy brains.

preschool

3 yrs+

What Your Child Will Learn in Preschools

  • Creative expression (music, art, dramatic play, creative movement)
  • Science concepts
  • Early literacy skills
  • Early numeracy skills
  • Social development (relationships, cultural diversity, social responsibility, cooperative play, positive problem solving strategies)
  • Creative/critical thinking skills

End Goals for the Preschool Program in Calgary

  • To provide a well-balanced curriculum with equal emphasis on play and learning
  • To build healthy bodies and minds
  • To instill positive behaviours in children
  • To prepare children socially and emotionally for life ahead
  • To provide ample opportunities to play and learn in stimulating environments

Quality Education and Care

Scheduling

Our preschool and kindergarten programs play an integral role in developing the child’s independence and sense of responsibility. During these developmental years, children begin to transition from being nappers to becoming non-nappers. Our classrooms accommodate both of these stages by providing separate rooms and individual schedules for each child.

Kids U offers three time options for you to choose from to accommodate the weekly schedule you desire for child care.

  • Preschool Only hours (8:30 am to 3:00 pm) afford the children the most exposure to our extensive curriculum. This schedule is available two, three, and five days a week for your convenience. Based on the availability of space at each site, you are able to choose your desired days.
  • Preschool and Care hours (7:00 am to 5:30 pm at our Calgary schools and 6:30 am to 6:00 pm at our Strathmore location) give you the flexibility for full day care as well as benefiting from the extra programming that support our core curriculum hours. This schedule is available for two, three or five days a week for your convenience. You are able to choose your days based on the space availability at your desired location.
  • Half Day Preschool (8:30 am to 11:30 am or 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm) is available to preschoolers and kindergarteners only. In order to ensure children receive the same quality of education, this schedule is available five days a week only. The Kids U curriculum requires a minimum 12-15 hours per week in the classroom for full educational benefits.

Nutrition

Our current menus reflect cultural diversity to stimulate a broader palate, and our cooks use local and organic produce whenever possible. We even provide a separate menu for children who are vegetarian, and attention to children with allergies is of high importance.

Tuition and Fees

The monthly tuition fee includes the following for every child attending the program:

  • Healthy morning breakfast for Preschool and Care students
  • Healthy lunch for children in full-day programs (half-day preschool not included)
  • Healthy afternoon snack for children in Preschool and Care
  • Special guests, extracurricular activities, projects, and specialized instruction
  • Activities, classroom supplies, and supervised care
  • Personal portable cubby space for storage of personal items
  • Personal mattress or cot for napping