Willowbrae Childcare Academy offers programs to families
for infants to school age children.
Why Choose Willowbrae Academy Royal Oak Calgary?
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Our focus is on a child’s needs. We believe in providing the highest standards of childcare possible.
All our Academies have unique features; biometric fingerprint access control, on-site kitchens and chefs, professional cleaning staff, large classrooms with lots of natural light, separate sleep rooms for infants, outdoor secure playgrounds and Liveview HD cameras.
BodyBreak KID FIT
SEEDS represents everything we do to ensure delivery of high quality education in a safe and nurturing environment.
Willowbrae has partnered with Hal Johnson & Joanne McLeod, of BodyBreak to develop BodyBreak KID FIT - a healthy-living initiative designed to educate children and parents about the importance of daily physical activity, rest & sleep, healthy food choices, and other positive lifestyle habits.
Dietitian-designed snacks and lunches are prepared on site following Canada’s Food Guide and are prepared from scratch using only the freshest ingredients.
Live View Cameras
Braeview is our exclusive on-line communication tool for parents and staff with extensive features including daily email reports sent to parents, a secure access area, functionality on mobile device.
Parents can feel reassured that their children are safe, as only authorized personnel can enter the premises via our biometric access control with fingerprint scanning.
All classrooms and playgrounds are equipped with secure Liveview High Definition cameras which enables parents to view their child throughout the day in real time.
Academies designed by professionals with a focus on children's needs.
At Willowbrae Childcare Academy in Royal Oak Calgary, we realize the importance of providing a safe, secure environment for children. Our Academies are committed to putting each child’s well-being foremost. We offer a safe-haven for children and the peace of mind for parents knowing their children are safe.
Meet Our Director Kerri Duperron
From a young age Kerri always knew she had a passion for working with young children. In Lethbridge, Alberta, she completed the Early Childhood Education Diploma Program and began her career where she ultimately earned the position of Program Director. She has since spent the last 15 years expanding her knowledge in the field of early childhood while also learning to run the associated programs. Kerri has spent a lot of her career working closely with families, and has thoroughly enjoyed creating close relationships with those families over the years
Kerri is excited about her new role as Director of Willowbrae Royal Oak, and said: "Our work is so important, and I am so excited to take on this new role with Willowbrae Childcare Academy Royal Oak."
Kerri believes that children learn best in an environment that encourages and promotes play based learning experiences with educators that have a clear understanding on how to appropriately scaffold a child’s learning.
She believes that getting to work with children and their families is a privilege, and she is so excited to be a part of your family’s early childhood experience!
On a personal note, in 2021 Kerri made the move to Calgary from Cranbrook BC, to start a new adventure with her partner and their two fur babies! In Kerri’s spare time she loves to be outdoors, camping, playing baseball or heading back to B.C. to visit her family in Cranbrook.
Pre school Room
Infancy is a wondrous period of growth and exploration. Our infant programs focus on building meaningful relationships with our families, built on trust, care and attention. By recognizing and acknowledging the needs of each individual child, infants feel secure and safe in their environment and thus creates a strong foundation to support the rapidly developing social, emotional and physical needs of infants while they explore the world around them.
While the focus is still largely on their primary care, toddlers begin to take their first steps towards greater independence. We promote their development through play and natural exploration of their surroundings. We begin to lay the basis for positive social interaction and support their positive relationships with peers. We focus on using our words, being gentle with our friends, sharing, and turn taking.
Pre-school rooms are equipped with age and developmentally appropriate learning materials and activities reflect the interests of the group and are often child directed. We encourage and promote positive social interaction and develop the many tools necessary to ensure a positive transition to “big” school and a lifelong love of learning.