Our History

WHCA Kindergarten Performance

"The show was wonderful. It was so much fun to come and watch the performance that the kids worked so hard and so diligently on for months."

- Joanne & Scott S.
What Parents Say
2018-06-26T09:37:22+00:00
What Parents Say
“The show was wonderful. It was so much fun to come and watch the performance that the kids worked so hard and so diligently on for months.” – Joanne & Scott S.

WHCA Kindergarten Performance

"What a wonderful show! The children and their families clearly enjoyed themselves. Many thanks!"
What Parents Say
2018-06-26T09:33:34+00:00
What Parents Say
“What a wonderful show! The children and their families clearly enjoyed themselves. Many thanks!”

Kind & Caring

Both of my children attend Summit Kids at the Terrace Road School. Ms. Jess and Ms. Jodi have been absolutely fabulous. I cannot thank them enough for their kindness and care. You are very lucky to have such dedicated and enthusiastic employees. They truly deserve to be recognized for their hard work and the positive ways in which they represent Summit Kids.

Thank you

Amie L.
What Parents Say
2016-03-14T15:19:08+00:00
What Parents Say
Both of my children attend Summit Kids at the Terrace Road School. Ms. Jess and Ms. Jodi have been absolutely fabulous. I cannot thank them enough for their kindness and care. You are very lucky to have such dedicated and enthusiastic employees. They truly deserve to be recognized for their hard work and the positive ways in which they represent […]

WHCA Kindergarten Performance

"We had so much fun watching the performance and the kids definitely were having a fabulous time! Thank you!"
What Parents Say
2018-06-26T09:22:24+00:00
What Parents Say
“We had so much fun watching the performance and the kids definitely were having a fabulous time! Thank you!”

WHCA Kindergarten Performance

"It was amazing to see how confident and excited the kids were to show off their talents!"
What Parents Say
2018-06-26T09:24:21+00:00
What Parents Say
“It was amazing to see how confident and excited the kids were to show off their talents!”

Wonderful Leaders

"The leaders that we have had at Summit have been nothing short of amazing, especially this year. Mr. James and Miss. Olivia have been outstanding and we will miss them desperately. We are sorry that your program is not in our school, St. Cyril. And I just really wanted to communicate that you about how awesome everyone has been and that those leaders you got are gems."

Angela C.
What Parents Say
2017-02-16T10:27:26+00:00
What Parents Say
“The leaders that we have had at Summit have been nothing short of amazing, especially this year. Mr. James and Miss. Olivia have been outstanding and we will miss them desperately. We are sorry that your program is not in our school, St. Cyril. And I just really wanted to communicate that you about how awesome everyone has been and […]

Professional & Friendly

"Mr. James and his team do an excellent job and the kids are happy.

They're very well organized and their programming is always interesting and varied.

Not only do they really care about the children, but Mr. James and his staff are always professional and friendly with parents."


Sean F.
What Parents Say
2017-02-16T10:26:19+00:00
What Parents Say
“Mr. James and his team do an excellent job and the kids are happy. They’re very well organized and their programming is always interesting and varied. Not only do they really care about the children, but Mr. James and his staff are always professional and friendly with parents.” Sean F.

WHCA Kindergarten Performance

"PHENOMENAL PERFORMANCE! All the kids did such a great job and all their hard work paid off. Ms. Viola was a fabulous teacher. We were very pleased."
What Parents Say
2018-06-26T09:17:52+00:00
What Parents Say
“PHENOMENAL PERFORMANCE! All the kids did such a great job and all their hard work paid off. Ms. Viola was a fabulous teacher. We were very pleased.”

Caring & Attentive About Their Families

"Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! 

It feels like you guys really pay attention and care about your families and I really appreciate it.

Keep it up, its so refreshing to find this kind of care and attention in service these days!!!  You knocked my socks off!!"

 

Cori W.
What Parents Say
2016-03-14T15:19:18+00:00
What Parents Say
“Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!  It feels like you guys really pay attention and care about your families and I really appreciate it. Keep it up, its so refreshing to find this kind of care and attention in service these days!!!  You knocked my socks off!!”   Cori W.

WHCA Kindergarten Performance

"The performance was great, our son had a great and we enjoyed coming to watch the class!"

- Erin & Jeff M.
What Parents Say
2018-06-26T09:21:15+00:00
What Parents Say
“The performance was great, our son had a great and we enjoyed coming to watch the class!” – Erin & Jeff M.

WHCA Kindergarten Performance

"The performance was excellent! I was so impressed with how many different routines the kids were able to learn and memorize, very impressive!"

- Heather D.
What Parents Say
2018-06-26T09:30:53+00:00
What Parents Say
“The performance was excellent! I was so impressed with how many different routines the kids were able to learn and memorize, very impressive!” – Heather D.

WHCA Kindergarten Performance

"It was impressive how many songs the students were doing. So many movements and lots of language!"
What Parents Say
2018-06-26T09:32:31+00:00
What Parents Say
“It was impressive how many songs the students were doing. So many movements and lots of language!”

WHCA Kindergarten Performance

"The show was great! It was fun to see the children singing and dancing - Both free form and more structured."

- Melissa R.
What Parents Say
2018-06-26T09:26:43+00:00
What Parents Say
“The show was great! It was fun to see the children singing and dancing – Both free form and more structured.” – Melissa R.

WHCA Kindergarten Performance

"We really enjoyed the Spring Show! The kids did such a great job and thank you so much to the teachers & staff for all their work on it!"
What Parents Say
2018-06-26T09:25:29+00:00
What Parents Say
“We really enjoyed the Spring Show! The kids did such a great job and thank you so much to the teachers & staff for all their work on it!”

WHCA Kindergarten Performance

"The show was fantastic! I hope there are many more to come!"

- Dave H.
What Parents Say
2018-06-26T09:23:28+00:00
What Parents Say
“The show was fantastic! I hope there are many more to come!” – Dave H.

WHCA Kindergarten Performance

"The show was wonderful! Our child had been singing the song for months and kept asking us if we were coming so he was clearly excited! We really appreciated the effort all the staff put in to make it happen!"
What Parents Say
2018-06-26T09:29:34+00:00
What Parents Say
“The show was wonderful! Our child had been singing the song for months and kept asking us if we were coming so he was clearly excited! We really appreciated the effort all the staff put in to make it happen!”

WHCA Kindergarten Performance

"It is amazing the amount of effort putting on a show of this size takes. Ms. Viola and the rest of the staff did such an amazing job. It ensured all children were involved."

- Dawn L.
What Parents Say
2018-06-26T09:34:45+00:00
What Parents Say
“It is amazing the amount of effort putting on a show of this size takes. Ms. Viola and the rest of the staff did such an amazing job. It ensured all children were involved.” – Dawn L.

WHCA Kindergarten Performance

"The performance was amazing! There is so much talent in the class and we were so impressed with how well the group did! Excellent work!"
What Parents Say
2018-06-26T09:19:47+00:00
What Parents Say
“The performance was amazing! There is so much talent in the class and we were so impressed with how well the group did! Excellent work!”

Our Legacy

Summit Kids began with very humble beginnings in 2009. Simply one small location in a Calgary Board of Education school opened to solve a childcare gap in that community. Summit Kids has grown into a mission disguised as a business, bringing our unique and one-of-a-kind program to over 800 kids per day in Calgary. We have grown to 15 campuses including our newest launch at Dr. Roberta Bondar in the New Year of 2017.

Summit Kids has managed to change the shape of out-of-school environments and has embarked on building a multifaceted, diverse and unparalleled program. Summit Kids strives to provide the utmost quality care for the families we serve. We accomplish this by promoting leadership, peer mentoring, modeling good choices and supporting positive life-long habits. In addition, we provide creative learning experiences through technology, performing arts and create a strong foundation for child-led initiatives. Summit Kids is licensed, accredited, and award winning.

February 2017
" Summit Kids is taking the opportunity to align our values and partner with BB4CK and ATB.  We are featured by BB4CK this month"
February 2016
UES Campus achieves re-accreditation from the Government of Alberta's Early Childhood Development Branch
February 2016
Our SummitU Program Manager, Alex Stanwyck, speaks about our fabulous SummitU courses!
November 2015
St Gerard Campus achieves re-accreditation from the Government of Alberta’s Early Childhood Development Branch
November 2015
North Haven Campus achieves re-accreditation from the Government of Alberta’s Early Childhood Development Branch
October 2015
Terrace Road Campus achieves re-accreditation from the Government of Alberta’s Early Childhood Development Branch
September 2015
Summit Kids present the newest additions to the  family, campuses at  WHCA & Huntington
June 2015
Rideau & Nellie Campuses achieve re-accreditation from the Government of Alberta's Early Childhood Development Branch
May 2015
Summit Kids Corporate Offices move into our new home; WHCA
September 2014
Doyle, Nellie, & Rideau campuses officially join the Summit Kids Family
September 2014
SummitU, Moms & Tots, & SK4U Programming were launched at WHCA
March 2014
Summit Kids launches New "Summit Spring" Program
November 2013
St Cecilia Campus and St Vincent Campus achieve accreditation from the Government of Alberta’s Early Childhood Development Branch
July 2013
Summit Kids launches the "Summit Summer" program
May 2013
Barb Losie, Program Leader UES Campus - Finalist for 2013 Alberta Early Learning and Child Care Professional Awards
October 2012
Julie Butler – General Manager, Faryl Kates – Creative Director & Nancy Klensch – Founder, are featured in Distinctive Women Magazine
October 2012
Terrace Road Campus & St. Gerard Campus achieve accreditation from the Government of Alberta’s Early Childhood Development Branch
October 2012
North Haven Campus & St. Gerard Campus achieve accreditation from the Government of Alberta’s Early Childhood Development Branch
October 2012
WOM Campus selected to participate in Physical Health & Education Canada pilot project for “Safety Checklist" for After-school Programs
September 2012
Summit Kids Launches 2 New Campuses; St. Cecilia & St. Vincent
January 2012
Creative Director, Faryl Kates is nominated for Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Education
December 2011
Nancy Klensch, Creator & Innovator is featured in inaugural issue of Crave Calgary
November 2011
WOM Campus achieve accreditation from the Government of Alberta’s Early Childhood Development Branch
October 2011
Summit Kids, ECS Leader Catherine Milloy, receives in the Prime Minister's Awards Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Early Childhood Education
September 2011
Summit Kids launches three campuses – St. Gerard, North Haven & Terrace Road
April 2011
Nancy Klensch, Creator & Innovator, nominated 2nd time as Calgary’s Top 40 Under 40
September 2010
Summit Kids launches WOM Campus in W.O. Mitchell School
April 2010
Nancy Klensch, Creator & Innovator, nominated for Calgary’s Top 40 Under 40
September 2009
Summit Kids launches UES Campus at University School
August 2009
Summit Kids opens their doors and begins their journey
November 2008
Summit Kids officially becomes an Alberta corporation