Children Learn The Importance Of The Natural World

Expert Teachers Guide Learning In An Exploratory, Hands-On Way To Develops A Lasting Love Of Learning

Children Learn The Importance Of The Natural World

Expert Teachers Guide Learning In An Exploratory, Hands-On Way To Develops A Lasting Love Of Learning

Preschool & Daycare Center Serving Grimshaw, AB

Director/owner Mary Ellen Norton has an Early Childhood Education & Special Education Diploma from the Institute of Human Services in Nova Scotia in 1999

Experienced, Passionate Leadership Since 2014

With a focus on her family, Director/Owner Mary Ellen Norton chose to stay home and open it to others struggling to find quality child care, and in 2014, she opened the center. With more than 16 years of experience in early education, her heart and expertise enrich children’s lives every day.

She was the director of a large multicultural daycare center in Iqaluit, Nunavut for 5 years, and an Early Childhood Educator, Family Day Home Coordinator, and Executive Director for the Peace River Child Care Association from 2005-2010.

A Polished Blend Of Three Evidence-Based Curriculums

Quality, stimulating lessons focus on five critical areas of development: social, physical, intellectual, cognitive & emotional, with a blend of Creative Curriculum®, Kindness Curriculum, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math), setting your child up with the best start.

Choose part or full-time care, with drop-in options, and don't pay if your child has a sick day.

An Outdoor Classroom Enlightens Beginnings

Rain or shine, your child enjoys up to 4 hours a day of outdoor play where they run, climb, and jump on natural play structures, get messy in the mud kitchen, sift and sculpt in the large sandbox, or dig and water gardens where they watch life unfurl in real-time.

Community Give-Back Models A Global Mind

As explorers who love the outdoors, it fits–connecting with the community outside the classroom models kindness in action. Plus, volunteering in parades and taking part in fundraising BBQs is plain fun!

Educated Teachers Share Their Expertise

Veteran or not, all the teachers enroll in continuing education, keeping them caught up on the latest teaching strategies and early brain science. They also have early childcare education diplomas or certificates, so you know your child is in expert care.

Accredited By Alberta Child Care For Proven Quality Early Education

This stamp of approval means your child benefits from effective teachers, a positive, nurturing environment, and a healthy, safe space, so you know you’re choosing the right destination for your child’s home away from home.

Enlightened Beginnings Shape Lifelong Learning

How Old Is Your Child?

Toddlers

12 - 36 months

preschool

3 - 5 years

Out Of School

6 - 12 years