BrightPath Cochrane Childcare Centre

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Our BrightPath Cochrane childcare centre near you offers an assortment of activities that foster hands-on and child-guided learning opportunities. We also offer a wide variety of developmentally appropriate childcare programs for all age groups: infants toddlers and preschoolers. Our daycare offers learning environments that use natural materials to stimulate children's growth and development. At our daycare, we focus on building relationships and encouraging independence so children attending our daycare can feel safe and secure while striving to their fullest potential.

BrightPath Cochrane is situated in the first building on the right when taking the exit to historic downtown Cochrane off Highway 1A. Centrally located on 1st Street, the centre provides a large parking lot for families dropping off and picking up.

Fully licensed and accredited, the centre provides 120 spaces for child care for 12-months to 5-year olds and before and after school care for 6 to 12-year olds. The centre provides bussing to five local schools to best serve the school-aged children in the centre.

Large windows make the centre feel bright and airy. The centre is secured by key cards provided to each family. A ground-level entrance provides effortless access by stroller or wheelchair. Daily lunch and snacks are prepared fresh onsite daily in the centre’s spacious kitchen and served family-style. Finally, the three outdoor play yards offer age-appropriate environments for children to learn and explore.

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Centre Information

Address: 609 1st Street West Cochrane, AB T4C 1Z6 Hours: 6:30am - 6:00pm
Email: Status: Licensed & Accredited
Phone Number: 1-888-808-2252 Licensed Capacity: 120
Supplementary Programs: In-House Kindergarten Program Schools Serviced: Rancheview School, Fireside School, Elizabeth Barrett School, Glenbow School, Holy Spirit School, Cochrane Christian Academy

Centre Director

Taryn has been in the Early Childhood Education field since 2006. Her teaching philosophy is strongly influenced by the Reggio Emilia approach and the idea that all children learn through play, based on their interests. Taryn has been at BrightPath Cochrane since it opened in 2015, starting out in the classroom, moving up to Assistant Director and now Centre Director.

Taryn’s favourite part about being the Centre Director is that every day is different and always keeps her on her toes. She enjoys getting to know all the children and their unique personalities and perspectives. When she gets to see the children’s faces light up after an accomplishment, it’s like a reward in itself! She really appreciates being able to connect with all the families and plan events where the families can connect with each other. She believes that the key to her successful team dynamic is working with her educators to find their strengths, then letting them flourish in the classroom. She enjoys finding new techniques, strategies and ideas for the classrooms to help the children really engage in what they are learning about.

Taryn was born and raised in rural Manitoba. Growing up in the country, she discovered the importance of children spending time with nature and the outdoors. She moved to Cochrane from Winnipeg in 2015 with her husband and two children, but they are still passionate Winnipeg Jets fans!



What our families think about BrightPath Cochrane

"I absolutely love Brightpath Cochrane! My daughter has been attending for just over 2 years and she is so happy there! We love the teachers, the curriculum, the food and food guide, the activities! I have so much peace of mind having her there and totally trust the staff! We are so incredibly lucky to have them in our town!"

Xenia Solymosi

"We have been with BPK Cochrane since they opened. The care and compassion that they have for my son is above and beyond what we would expect from any care provider. Knowing that our son is safe and loved is important to us; BPK continues to exceed our expectations every day."

Patricia O'Krafka

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