At Summit Start, located in Calgary, Alberta, we firmly believe in the inherent brilliance of every child. We understand that brilliance takes on various forms, and we are committed to providing a nurturing daycare environment where children can discover and embrace their unique talents and abilities. In a world often focused on deficits, we celebrate the fact that brilliance can manifest in diverse ways—ways that may not conform to the standards of a traditional educational system. It is our belief that, when cultivated and supported, these distinctive qualities have the power to change the world.
The Libby Room: A Gentle Beginning
The journey of brilliance begins in our loving and caring Libby Room, where children as young as 6 months old take their first steps towards discovery. Here, our dedicated daycare team provides a soft, welcoming environment that encourages sensory exploration and play. We understand the importance of these early experiences in shaping a child’s development, and we are committed to fostering a sense of wonder and curiosity.
The Griffin Room: Transitioning to Independence
As children grow and reach the age of 19 months and beyond, they transition from the Libby Room to the Griffin Room. This is where the adventure continues, with a balance between parallel and group play. We recognize that independence and social skills are essential aspects of a child’s development, and the Griffin Room offers the ideal setting for these young learners to explore both individual and collaborative experiences.
The Parker Room: Building Skills and Knowledge
In the Parker Room, represented by the letter “P,” we embark on the journey of preschool education, which we lovingly call Summit Steps. Here, children engage in independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning that help them develop a wide range of skills and knowledge. It’s a critical step on the path to nurturing their brilliance.
The Alex Room: Launching into Kindergarten
The Alex Room represents our Summit Launch program. Here, children continue to thrive academically and socially, building upon the foundation they’ve developed in earlier stages of their educational journey. For those seeking a lower student-to-teacher ratio, we also offer a full-day Kindergarten experience within the supportive environment of a daycare.
At Summit Start, we are dedicated to celebrating and nurturing the brilliance that resides within every child. Our unique approach to early education, from the gentle beginnings in the Libby Room to the advanced learning opportunities in the Alex Room, is designed to empower young minds and help them realize their full potential. We believe that by recognizing the diversity of brilliance and providing the right environment, we can indeed change the world—one brilliant child at a time. Just access https://summitkids.ca/daycare/ for more information!