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Enhanced Kindergarten

BrightPath Enhanced Kindergarten is a not-for-profit program funded by Alberta Education providing on-site kindergarten in partnership with BrightPath Kids in various locations in and around Calgary, Alberta. The program is intended to provide an alternative to families looking for an enhanced program with individualized care.

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Program

BrightPath Enhanced Kindergarten is taught by Alberta Certified Teachers and follows the Alberta Education Curriculum.

Our program is designed to be developmentally appropriate and to allow for the differences and experiences each child brings to the classroom. With a focus on early literacy, math, community, personal and social responsibility, as well as creative expression, the program caters to each individual child by creating a modifications to accommodate their current level of development.

We make use of the Handwriting Without Tears and Animated Literacy programs. When ready, children learn through guided reading. These programs support children with fine motor development and help to build a strong love of reading, which is essential for future academic success.

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Assessment

Students in the BrightPath Enhanced Kindergarten program are assessed both formally and informally throughout the year. Informal assessments are ongoing in the form of daily classroom observations and interactions, as well as literacy and math assessment.

Formal assessments are completed using a broad range of tools which cover a variety of readiness skills to help early childhood educators identify each child’s specific strengths and needs. Three sets of report cards are provided to parents to demonstrate the child’s progress. The first and second report cards are followed up with parent/teacher interviews to discuss challenges, progress and successes.

Calgary

  • BrightPath Creekside
    3 hours in the morning, 5 days a week
  • BrightPath Marlborough
    3 hours in the afternoon, 5 days a week
  • BrightPath McKenzie Towne
    3 hours in the morning, 5 days a week

Red Deer

  • BrightPath Eastview
    3 hours in the morning, 5 days a week

Questions regarding Enhanced Kindergarten? Please call us at:

403.818.4128
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1.888.725.5548

What Sets Us Apart

Our award-winning curriculum was formed through in-depth research into early childhood learning and development. A blend of play-based (Frog Street) and child-led (Emergent) curriculums, all activities are hands-on, child-guided and exceed provincial early learning frameworks.

Our dedicated and passionate early childhood educators deliver an innovative, engaging and proven curriculum that ignites a love of learning and inspires and encourages individuality in every BrightPath child. Their nurturing and attentive approach offers each child a home-away-from-home experience.

Two-way communication is important. Monthly newsletters, curriculum nights, parent interviews, open houses and our proprietary app (BrightPath Connect™) are designed to increase the interaction between our centres and families.

Children need nutrition to grow in both mind and body. Believing that food choices throughout childhood fuel life long eating habits, our menu is crafted by a Registered Nutritionist and prepared in-house daily and reflects those beliefs.

What Sets Us Apart

  • Our award-winning curriculum was formed through in-depth research into early childhood learning and development. A blend of play-based (Frog Street) and child-led (Emergent) curriculums, all activities are hands-on, child-guided and exceed provincial early learning frameworks.

  • Our dedicated and passionate early childhood educators deliver an innovative, engaging and proven curriculum that ignites a love of learning and inspires and encourages individuality in every BrightPath child. Their nurturing and attentive approach offers each child a home-away-from-home experience.

  • Two-way communication is important. Monthly newsletters, curriculum nights, parent interviews, open houses and our proprietary app (BrightPath Connect™) are designed to increase the interaction between our centres and families.

  • Children need nutrition to grow in both mind and body. Believing that food choices throughout childhood fuel life long eating habits, our menu is crafted by a Registered Nutritionist and prepared in-house daily and reflects those beliefs.