The Story Behind Summit Kids

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.
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2016-03-14T15:19:08+00:00
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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 […]

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.
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2016-03-14T15:19:18+00:00
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“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.

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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2017-02-16T10:26:19+00:00
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“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.

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.
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2017-02-16T10:27:26+00:00
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“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 […]

My experience having my son in child care was awful.  I had simple requirements when I went out on my search to find a place I could trust – a place where my son was safe and happy; a place where people cared about him and his needs; a place that was reputable and a good value for my money.  In theory that should have been easy, right?  In reality, it wasn’t.  My lengthy search kept revealing places that were just OK, but not great.  I needed to ask myself, was just OK good enough for my child?  Was I being too picky?  After all, clean is good.  Games & toys are good.  Supervision is good.  So why was I so upset with the level of quality of child care available?


Turns out I wasn’t OK with just OK.  I wanted my son to be engaged in captivating activities.  I wanted him to be in an environment that was comfortable – not as cozy as home but it didn’t need to be as formal as a school.  Perhaps something in between.  I wanted him to be around people who not only cared about him, but cared about their jobs, having pride in their profession.  People that would take the time to get to know him, not spending time disengaged on their cell phones.  I wanted him to be exposed to all sorts of opportunities.  Things that he wouldn’t be able to do at school, and things that I didn’t have enough time to do when he was at home (more than just the obvious homework time).  I also wanted him to learn about his community and his city.  Calgary has so much to offer our kids!


So I quit my job and started a child care revolution.  Summit Kids was built on one simple foundation – just OK, isn’t OK – our kids deserve great things.  They deserve to be around great people doing great things within great environments.  Not just sometimes, all the time.


That was in 2009.  Eight years later, Summit programs have grown into 14 out-of-school campuses within CBE and CCSD schools, as well as a thriving community centre serving four different neighbouring schools.  We now have the opportunity to provide everything from daycare to out-of-school care to safety courses and so much more.


We are great people and we are doing great things.  We value our communities and our members.  We are partners with the Calgary Stampeders – bringing the experience of professional football to more kids & families with discounted tickets.  We work with local artists such as mural artist Dean Stanton – many of our locations have a one-of-a-kind mural designed by Dean and created by our kids.  We also take the time to be grateful and give back to our communities.  Our annual Christmas toy drive is one of the largest supporters of the Calgary Women’s Centre.  Our Leadership Team volunteered monthly in the kitchen at Inn From The Cold as well as made over 4000 lunches during the 2015-16 school year for hungry students with BB4CK.  We are Canadian Blood Services Partners For Life.  We live authentic lives and lead by example – teaching our kids the value in service to humanity.


Our mandate is to provide child care spaces where kids can thrive on their own terms!
Summit Kids is not just a place, it’s a personality.  Join our revolution and expect more than just OK.



Respectfully yours,

Nancy E. Klensch

Creator & Innovator