Program

19mths+

Jr. Preschool

Why We Are Different

Our Junior Preschool program supports your children’s desire to discover and their need for independence while providing a sense of safety and security. Our Montessori-trained (Left Brain) and Reggio- inspired (Right Brain) teachers propagate awareness of sensitive periods, encourage learning through play and exploration, and respect the natural development of the child.

What We Teach

Toddlers are given the time and opportunity to engage in purposeful work to explore language, music, movement, art, practical life and fine/gross motor activities that meet their individual developmental needs.

19mths+

They practice skills such as buttoning, tying and zipping, preparing meals, and caring for the environment and themselves (including toilet training).

As toddlers move between Right and Left Brain environments:

  • They develop their attention span, coordination, feelings of security and independence
  • They participate in individual and group games, world music, story time, and art
  • They spend time outside each day (weather permitting)
  • The toddler environment is prepared for the awesome work of creating the self, feeling one’s own edges, and finding one’s own core

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What Your Child Will Learn

  • Creative expression (music, art, dramatic play, movement, independent walking)
  • Practical life
  • Sensory integration
  • Language exercises
  • Social development (relationships, cultural diversity, social skills, parallel play, positive problem solving strategies)
  • Fine and gross motor activities (buttoning, tying, zipping, preparing meals)

  • Attention span development
  • Individual and group games

End Goals for the Toddler Program

  • To build healthy bodies
  • To strengthen brain functions
  • To instill positive social behavior
  • To enhance creativity and imagination
  • To explore the world through our senses

Quality Education and Care

Scheduling

Our toddler program is essential to the Kids U philosophy of early brain development and executive functioning. In order to make this program available to all families, we offer a variety of schedules for you to choose from to accommodate what type of child care you need.

  • Junior 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.
  • Junior Preschool and Care hours (7:00 am to 5:30 pm at our Calgary school 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.

Nutrition

In our toddler program, we 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