Summit Start

A great place to start.

Your Child is in Great Hands

This high-pressure world full of expectations has created a trend of right-brain, left-brain and academic preparatory for our wee ones.

At Summit, we know that the first 5 years of a child’s life is when they need to trust their environment and the people within it.  We provide a place where they can explore and stretch into their true selves on their own terms.  No pressure.  No expectations.

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Want to Visit Us?

Picking your child care is no joke – it’s a big decision. We’re here to help you through the process. First, we believe in doing business eyeball-to-eyeball, so we want you to come in for a tour. We’ll show you around, talk about your expectations and ensure that we are the best fit for your family. Then we’ll send you a link to register as a new Summit member.

Book your tour today!

 

 

Here’s Where We’re Located

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Summit Start

Chestermere – #201, 100 Rainbow Rd, Chestermere, AB T1X 0V2  chestermere@summitstartyyc.ca 403.273.0662

Riverview – #150, 2915 – 26 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2B 2W6 riverview@summitstartyyc.ca 403.477.6460

Cityscape – #200, 10474 Cityscape Square NE, Calgary, AB T3N 1B4  cityscape@summitstartyyc.ca 403.477.7668 (Opening Spring 2023)

Your Child is in Great Hands

This high-pressure world full of expectations has created a trend of right-brain, left-brain and academic preparatory for our wee ones. At Summit, we know that the first 5 years of a child’s life is when they need to trust their environment and the people within it.  We provide a place where they can explore and stretch into their true selves on their own terms.  No pressure.  No expectations.

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Meet Summit Start 

We believe that all children need to be given the opportunity to discover and lean into their brilliance.  We also believe that brilliance doesn’t happen in a standardized environment.  In a world that is deficit-focus – we believe that  brilliance looks different, acts different and sounds different.  And although these are typically traits that are frowned upon in a standard educational system, we believe that when nourished, these traits can change the world.

Health & Safety

We know you’re worried about keeping your child stays safe and healthy.  We got you.

Our team is not only keeping up with the current health guidelines but we’re exceeding them.  Here’s just a few things we’re doing:  

  • DAILY health assessments for ALL staff prior to entering the building
  • FREQUENT hand-washing and hand sanitizer
  • HOUSEKEEPING staff roam the building to ensure all high-touch surfaces are cleaned often
  • REGULAR cleaning of the playground structure
  • nightly SANITIZING of toys, games, chairs, tables and sports equipment

 

Philosophy

We believe in the brilliant child.  And all children ARE brilliant.

We believe that all children need to be given the opportunity to discover and lean into their brilliance.  We also believe that brilliance doesn’t happen in a standardized environment.  In a world that is deficit-focus – we believe that  brilliance looks different, acts different and sounds different.  And although these are typically traits that are frowned upon in a standard educational system, we believe that when nourished, these traits can change the world.

Our mission at Summit Kids is to make a better world, one child at a time.

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Programs – Fun & Creativity

Children are the architects of their learning.  When, and only when, they are ready children will grow through independent exploration, structured activities and hands-on learning.  Children develop a variety of skills and knowledge in area like early literacy, mathematics, science and social skills. 

We offer an enriching environment that will stimulate growth and enrichment in these six domains – cognitive development, executive function, creative expression, language & literacy, physical and wellness, social & emotional

  • Cognitive Function
  • Creative Expression
  • Social & Emotional
  • Language & Literacy
  • Executive Function
  • Physical Wellness

Libby Room

The Libby room is where it all begins.  Your sweet ones will start here when they’re 12 months old.

Our caring team provides a soft, loving environment with sensory exploration and play.

Griffin Room

When your child is 19+ months old they will transition from the Libby to the Griffin room. 

This is where we alternate between parallel and group play.

Parker Room

P – is for Parker and Preschool, also known as Summit Steps.  Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, kiddos will develop a variety of skills and knowledge.

Alex Room

Alex Room is all things SUMMIT LAUNCH.  We provide a Kindergarten extended-day program in alignment with select schools.

And for those who want a lower ratio – we provide a full-day Kindergarten experience with all of the support of a daycare environment.

 

It’s different at the top

 

(just ask our members)
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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About Us

Summit Kids is an enriching program with a fresh and innovative approach to out-of-school time. We have created an environment that encourages all children to achieve their best while having fun being a kid.

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