Great Journeys Learning Center – CareFind

Welcome to Great Journeys Learning Center

Great Journeys Learning Center offers four programs for preschool, pre-junior kindergarten, pre-junior kindergarten-aged children, as well as a Kindergarten Program.

The Preschool program is for children who are nineteen months to three years old, the Pre-Junior Kindergarten program is for children who are three years old, the Junior Kindergarten program is for children who are four years old, and the Kindergarten program is for children who will be at least five by December 31st of that school year. For the parents’ convenience, and continuity for the children, we also provide before and after care, from 6:00 am – 9:00 am and 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm. This allows working parents to have peace of mind knowing that their child is in a safe, nurturing environment, with familiar teachers and friends, throughout the day.

Our teachers utilize Reggio and Montessori Methods to create captivating centres and events, based on our children’s interests. This creates curiosity, a love of learning, great self-confidence, and a respect for others and themselves, and in turn establishes an atmosphere in which social, emotional, environmental and academic development takes place daily. Our programs offer nurturing environments and knowledgeable, caring teachers to enable each child to develop a well-rounded personality and mind.

The ability to learn through play, exploration and experience is inherent in children. Our programs are designed to meet children’s developmental needs by providing a variety of opportunities for play with a balance between child-initiated and staff-directed activities.

We provide a secure, nurturing environment with a varied selection of materials that both stimulate and facilitate play. By staff employing active listening skills and taking a genuine interest in answering student questions, we promote the enthusiasm and interest of the children.

In order to accommodate the diverse needs of our students, we incorporate a variety of teaching strategies and materials. We believe strongly in the implementation of centres as a tool for fostering independence, self-confidence, responsibility, cooperation and constructive work habits in children.

We also believe that a blend of small group, large group, and multi-aged activities, encourages the development of appropriate communication skills and self-confidence. Groups will come together for various actives including, but not limited to, occasional center times, creative play, art projects and sometimes circle time.

The development of a child’s self-esteem is a core component of our school’s philosophy, and is therefore a pivotal point in the planning and execution of the daily activities taking place at GJLC. To promote a sense of belonging and to create a climate of social and economic equality, we ask that all children attending Great Journeys Learning Center wear our school uniform.

Q Do you accept subsidy?

We accept subsidies, you can use this link to apply: http://www.humanservices.alberta.ca/financial-support/15104.html

Q Do you provide meals and/or snacks?

Joyful Java Cafe (located in the building) has created an optional meal plan. They offer two snacks per day and lunch with vegetarian options available. Parents are able to choose as many or as few snacks and/or lunches each month via an order form e-mailed to them.

Q What age groups do you provide childcare for?

We provide care for children who are 19 months up until the age of 6.

Q Do you accommodate children with food allergies and restrictions?

Yes we do, we also have a no nut policy. The children only eat snacks and lunches that are approved by their parents whether they are brought from home or provided by Joyful Java Cafe.

Q Do you provide transportation?

We do not provide daily transportation, we contract bus companies for transportation during field trips.

Q Do the children need to be potty trained?

We do not have a potty trained prerequisite for our children.

Q How do you group children?

We consider many factors upon deciding the make up of our classroom. Such factors would include age, readiness, social and emotional development, etc.

Q What communication system is put in place between teachers and parents?

We utilize a free app called himomma. Through this program both parents and teachers can communicate directly to each other. Teachers also send daily reports, pictures, and/or short videos to keep parents up to date.

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