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Our Programs

AlphaBeeZ follow FLIGHT

Alberta’s Early Learning and Care Framework

We provide programming strategy in learning through play, inspired by the Reggio Emilia style of learning. Our childcare and early childhood education programs promote exploration and learning through play, nature and movement.

AlphaBeeZ empowers children to explore their natural curiosity to learn at their own pace and on their own terms. Play-centric activities are designed to encourage spontaneous, active, and FUN interactions.

What is Flight Framework curriculum?

The Alberta Early Learning and Care curriculum, FLIGHT, guides our practice. This curriculum framework is intended to guide the practice of early learning care educators working with children and their families in centre-based childcare and family day home settings. This is a flexible framework for thinking about how children learn and experience their worlds, as well as a guide that fosters strong early childhood communities.

Children’s play is central to this curriculum framework. It is an active, exploratory, creative, expressive process, deeply embedded in children’s everyday experiences and through which children participate in, learn about, and actively make sense of the world.

What is Learning through play?

Learning Through Play describes how a child can learn to make sense of the world around them using firsthand experiences.
Through play-based learning, children develop social and cognitive skills, mature emotionally, and gain the self-confidence required to participate in new experiences and environments. Based on the children’s cues, our education staff guide and support to extend the learning process.

Our Environment

Our centre offers a balance of explorations in both indoor and outdoor environments. Nature becomes a venue for play and exploration in all seasons. Our playroom environments are inspired by the cultural backgrounds of educators, children, and families.  Our goal is to stimulate a child’s creativity at the same time as introducing them to different cultural experiences.

Daycare program

19 month - 5 years
Full-Time / Part-Time
Monday – Friday
7 AM- 6 PM

Preschool program

3 - 5 years
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4 days/week Monday - Thursday or Tusday - Friday
2 days/week Monday / Wednesday or Tuesday / Thursday9

Our outdoor classroom

Most of our day is spent outside in our Nature Classroom. We believe that “there is almost no bad weather, just bad clothing”. We believe that being outdoors in beautiful, natural environments is an essential experience for all children. Research continues to show that nature reduces stress, increases attention span, and fosters healthy brain development. It is critical to a child’s health and to the healthy development of the whole child.

Outdoor Learning Centres

Play is not a break from learning – it is the way young children learn

Building/Constructing Zone

Hands-on physics/engineering principles, cooperation, teamwork, working with natural materials, tree blocks.

Mud Kitchen

Soil, sand, water, herbs, pots, pans plus so much more! Children can create, pretend, experiment, discover and play in the mud!

Sandbox

Experiment, build, cooperate, problem solve, construct.

Exploration Table

Use their imagination, experiment with a variety of natural objects, feel a sense of accomplishment and personal mastery over the environment. Where natural materials can be used, children can experiment freely using creative process.

Garden

Plant, grow, nurture, taste, smell, touch, observe.

Musical Station

Experiment with sound, creative exploration, music and movement