Everything we stand for revolves around providing the very best in care for your children. Here at BrightPath, we understand just how tough the decision and transition can be to send your child to child care.
Who is going to look after my child? Will they be safe? What will they do all day? Are they going to be challenged?
These are all questions we have wrestled with as parents. We would like you to consider us as an extension of home; a caring and nurturing place where your children are intellectually and emotionally stimulated by dedicated staff that are not only early childhood educators, but amazing human beings.
Our mission statement puts our customers first and defines our purpose clearly – to provide the best intellectual, social and physical child development programs on the market and to deliver them in the safest of environments with the most capable and nurturing staff.
What sets us apart is our integrity. To that end, we build and design an experience we would want for our own kids. We embrace our responsibility as child care providers and promise to deliver daily against our four pillars; a winning combination of a world-class curriculum, a masterfully crafted nutritional menu, expertise in early childhood education and great communication to you, the parent.
We are powered by people. Here at BrightPath, we pride ourselves on a people-first attitude and believe in the word ‘team.’ Along with our Centre Directors and Assistant Directors, our Early Childhood Educators are the best of the best and form what we consider to be a home-away-from-home for your children. They are not just experts in their field, nor daily caregivers; rather they act as mentors who inspire creativity, learning, individuality and respect for a child’s natural psychological, physical and social development.
All our centres strive for excellence in design and are created with the vision of changing the way children learn and succeed. The environment is designed to support the very best in holistic early childhood education and care and boasts an incredible array of amenities and learning materials, which include an indoor gymnasium, spacious rooms and industry-leading technology in the classrooms at select centres.
The story of BrightPath began under a different name. Originating in May of 2010, Edleun (Education Learning Universe) was formed with the acquisition of eleven child care centres in Alberta. With the vision of raising the standard of child care in Canada, Edleun began a pattern of rapid growth over the next three years, acquiring a total of 49 centres.
Post-acquisition, many changes were implemented in these existing facilities, including physical upgrades and product improvements. Educational curriculum and programming was rolled out at all age levels and a nutritious menu plan was introduced. Over the summer of 2013, Edleun transitioned to its new name: BrightPath.
Our growth has been both organic and acquisition-based in nature. In addition to our recently purpose-built BrightPath centres including Chestermere, Clayton Hills, Cochrane, Creekside, Sage Hill, Richmond and St. Johns in both Alberta and British Columbia, we have been fortunate enough to adopt additional marquee brands over the years including Brite Studios in Calgary, Manotick Montessori in Manotick, Queens Montessori Academy in Markham, three Children’s House Montessori centres in Windsor, four Little Scholars Montessori centres in Ottawa and 20 Peekaboo Child Care centres across Ontario.
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.