BrightPath Southwood is situated on Elbow Drive, kitty-corner from the Southwood United Church and easily reached from main roads such as Southland Drive or Anderson Road. The centre is licensed and accredited and offers 80 child care spaces for 19-months to 6-year olds and before and after school care for 6 to 12-year olds.
Highly committed to literacy and instilling a love of reading, the centre has created its own little onsite library that allows children to borrow books and share those they have loved with others. Starting at the preschool age-group, the children are also taken on regular trips to the local Southwood Library to partake in sessions held there as well as to borrow books.
Located close to community parks and schools, the centre often makes use of green spaces and playgrounds at the Southwood Community Association, St. Stephen School and the FFCA.
BrightPath Southwood is a sister location to BrightPath Southwood East which provides care for the younger age groups of 6 month to 4.5 years and is located just minutes away on Sacramento Drive.
|Address:||10807 Elbow Drive SW Calgary, AB T2W 1G5||Hours:||7:00am - 6:00pm|
|Email:||firstname.lastname@example.org||Status:||Licensed & Accredited|
|Phone Number:||1-888-808-2252||Licensed Capacity:||80|
Monalyn started working in the field of educating children in 1998 after graduating from Saint Mary’s College of Tagum, Philippines with a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) degree. She started teaching at a private Catholic school and eventually taught high school. She soon discovered that she was very interested in teaching children and making a difference in her community. She joined the BrightPath team in 2011 and is the Director of the Southwood Centre.
Monalyn’s favourite part about being a BrightPath Director is being inspired daily by the children, families and her team of professionals at the Centre. She strives to create a safe, positive and enriched learning environment for the children to ensure parents are confident while their child is in her care. She feels that a greater obligation is to treat each child, family and teacher as if they were part of her family. In the end the important thing to Monalyn is the difference that she can make in the lives of others.
Monalyn was born and raised in the Philippines and can read and speak both English and Tagalog. Parents to three boys, Monalyn and her husband enjoy quality time together camping and doing outdoor activities. Her hobbies are dancing, cooking, playing volleyball, table tennis and volunteering at church.
What our families think about BrightPath Southwood
"I have a preschooler at this centre and one in kindergarten for half days. The facility is bright, spacious and clean, with a good play area outside and a good program of learning and activities. I have found the staff to be very professional, as well as attentive and caring toward the children. The centre provides lunch and snacks, and takes care of getting my older child to and from his school, which is very convenient. My children enjoy it. I am very satisfied with this centre and would recommend it."
"We love BrightPath Southwood. The staff are so warm and welcoming. From the moment we stepped foot in the center we new it was a great fit for our family. I feel like my child is truly being cared for which made going back to work for me a little easier. They truly look after the whole child (social, emotional, physical and academic well being) We love getting the daily report to see what our child is learning and working on. Each day seems like it is filled with learning and fun. The staff have really helped us with this time of transition which can be so challenging. We feel very fortunate that we are part of this great community."