Kids U inspires open collaboration to create a student-centered, inquiry based learning environment that cultivates enthusiastic and globally-minded individuals. To provide quality child care, preschool, and kindergarten programs that build strong brains necessary for lifelong success.
Distinct Classrooms For A Diverse Curriculum
Each of our three classroom spaces is tailored to bring out the various aspects of Kids U’s diverse curriculum. From our Left Brain classroom, which teaches children life skills through a prepared environment, to our Right Brain classroom, which allows children to embrace their creativity, to our Movement room, where children learn everything they need to know to lead a healthy and active lifestyle, the whole child is developed on a daily basis at Kids U Walden.
Water Exploration That Cultivates Learning
Kids U Walden’s Right Brain classroom offers a brand-new water play area, which fits right in with the Reggio Emilia-inspired method of learning through play. Not only is splashing around with water fun, but it builds the foundation for scientific concepts such as physics (flow and motion), chemistry, biology and even mathematics!
A Partnership For All Ages
The second of our centres to partner with Age Care, our Walden location offers the unique opportunity for young and old to learn from one another. Through simple activities and time together, Kids U students and residents of the Walden Heights Seniors Community work (and play!) together to develop skills and build lasting memories.
Our Brain Immersion Curriculum:
Kids U offers a customized individual curriculum that is continuously being re-assessed. The proprietary executive function assessment we implement allows us to design a curriculum to maximize the learning capacity of an individual child’s left brain, right brain and movement.
Our left brain classrooms are based on Maria Montessori’s method of teaching, where children are given the independence and freedom to learn at their own pace. The environment is work-based and acts as the third teacher. This allows our students to absorb concepts and develop concentration and skills through the practical life activities and prepared materials that surround them.
Our right brain environment is inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy of education, where creativity, imagination, social skills and children’s interests determine the curriculum. The learning is child-directed, with teachers and families as collaborators. We design the care, play and learning environments to communicate what we believe about children — that they are mighty learners; creative, resourceful and capable.
Our specialized movement curriculum gets children on track to a healthy and active lifestyle. Through group games, sports, basic movement skills, nutritional guidance and plenty of outdoor exercise, our gym classes promote both a healthy body and a healthy mind.
Nutrition Matters at Kids U
Building brains is about so much more than just education. At Kids U we know that nutrition is an important factor in a child’s development. Which is why we continuously strive to provide healthy, balanced, and nutritious meals for our children.
*Menus vary depending on centre. Centres attached to AgeCare buildings are provided with menus and meals from the AgeCare kitchen.
Family Rates and Discounts:
*Minimum 6 months for Bridgeland families
Although we realize the cost to send multiple children is high we do not provide a family discount on application, material, or monthly fees. The fees are set to maintain the quality and integrity of the program. However, to assist families with multiple children we provide priority application for siblings. At Kids U’s, if you pay for the whole year tuition, minimum 10 months, you get 10% off.