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Southwood East

Calgary, AB

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.

About The Centre

Situated on Sacramento Drive, the centre is easily accessed from Southland Drive near the Southland CTrain station as well as Elbow Drive. Located in a quiet and established neighbourhood, the centre provides great access to commuting parents while still offering a sense of being part of an intimate community.

The centre offers 80 child care spaces to children aged 7 months to 6 years and is both licensed and accredited. Its main differentiating feature is all of the varied outdoor spaces that the centre has access to and makes regular use of. The outdoor play yard is dominated by seven mature trees that provide a lot of natural shade and protection from the elements. Divided into an infant space and a toddler/preschool space, the outdoor playgrounds are stocked with age-appropriate learning equipment that include such fun elements as a Safari car. Located across from a large green space, the centre also provides summer programs such as Happy Feet Preschool Soccer to allow for even more opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while learning and having fun!

BrightPath Southwood East is a sister location to BrightPath Southwood, located just minutes away on Elbow Drive. BrightPath Southwood offers care to children up to 12 years old and provides an option for child care and out of school care after children age out of Southwood East.

Centre Information

Hours:

7:00am - 6:00pm

Licensed Capacity:

80

Status:

Licensed & Accredited

Part-Time Care Available:

Yes, limited spaces

Ages:

7 months to 6 years

Schools Serviced:

Foundation for the Future Charter Academy (FFCA) South Campus

Meals Provided:

Yes, a hot Lunch and two Snacks daily

Supplementary Programs:

Summer Program: Discovery Zone
Marla Curlew, Centre Director
BrightPath Southwood East

Meet The Centre Director

Marla has worked in the childcare field for over 8 years and joined the BrightPath team in 2012. Having an educational background in the Human Service field, Marla is currently enrolled in the Early Childhood Education program at Bow Valley College.

Marla’s favourite part about being a BrightPath Director is observing the children’s growth and development at the Centre. She is especially appreciating the evolving relationships with children, parents and the amazing staff. One aspect of the role that Marla really enjoys is the camaraderie between other Directors resulting in support and new ideas for her Centre.

Being originally from Newfoundland, Marla relocated to Calgary in 2012. In her spare time, Marla enjoys reading, watching movies, shopping and spending time with friends and family. Additionally, she loves to travel, go on long walks and enjoys the outdoors whenever she can.

To get in touch with Marla, please email or call her at:
[email protected]
403.543.7351

Address:

10620 Sacramento Drive SW
Calgary, AB T2W 1S5

Phone Number:

403.543.7351

Hours:

7:00am - 6:00pm

Email Address:

[email protected]

Driving Directions:

On Sacramento Drive and easily accessed from Southland Drive near the Southland CTrain station or Elbow Drive.

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