BrightPath Southwood Child Care Centre

Our centre 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

Centre Programs



(19 months to 36 months)

Our program encourages exploration, physical development, and communication to foster independence and emotional growth.



(36 months to 4 years)

We nurture preschoolers with theme-based, interactive learning and cultivate creativity, problem-solving, and independence through hands-on experiences.



(Alberta Education Eligibility)

Our program focuses on play-based learning, literacy enhancement, and our adaptive curriculum promotes independence and academic readiness.

Before & After
School Care

Before & After
School Care

(6 years to 13 years)

Our before & after-school program blends guided activities with self-play, fostering fun, learning, and growth with supportive staff and dedicated spaces.

Tuition and Openings at BrightPath Southwood

Centre Offerings

Healthy Meals & Snacks
Qualified Educators

Our Center Directors can provide more information regarding financial assistance and they can assist you with the process as well.

Conveniently nestled amidst ample parking, our center ensures stress-free drop-offs and pickups for our valued families.

All BrightPath centers are completely nut-free, and we work with families with children who have other food sensitivities and allergies to ensure their safety and well-being.

Our Educators are passionate about delivering early years education that empowers and inspires children to create their futures.

Centre Director

Arlyn Aves has dedicated over a decade to nurturing young minds at BrightPath Southwood, following five fruitful years of teaching in the Philippines. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, specializing in Social Studies, reflecting her deep-rooted passion for education and community engagement.Arlyn finds immense joy in her daily interactions at BrightPath, where the smiles and developmental strides of the children serve as her greatest rewards. She takes pride in building

Portrait of the BrightPath Southwood  Director

What our families think about BrightPath Southwood

"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."
Jan Greer
"Amazing childcare center. The entire staff is very friendly and everyone appears to be extremely dedicated to the children they take care of. My daughter is in the downstairs room (for infants and toddlers) and the ladies down there are always going above and beyond. I can tell they really care about my little girl. I also appreciate that I don't have to worry about people I don't know coming in and out all day long, like I would have to in a day-home. I also like that there are a number of adults taking care of the kids, that way I know that there is always someone looking out for the well-being of my baby. I have already recommended the center to my sister-in-law, and would recommend it to anyone else looking for a safe place to drop their kids off while they're at work."
Gina Carroll

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