Our Programs

Daycare - ECS - Kindergarten
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How do I know if my child qualifies for preschool?
Ages for Preschool? Kindergarten?
Hours of Operation?

Daycare

Monday – Friday

6:30 am – 5:30 pm 12 months of the year

Preschool and Kindergarten:

September – June    

Mon. / Wed. Class 9am – 3:30 pm

Tue./ Thur. Class 9am – 3:30 pm

What denomination is the Church?

Non-denominational

What does Christian environment imply?
Do you have to be members of the church to attend Agape Learning Centre?

No you do not need to attend or be a member of MyVictory Church

What education does the staff have?

Daycare: Childcare certification (Child Development Supervisor, Child Development Worker, Child Development Assistant)

ECS and Kindergarten: Alberta Certified Teachers, Early Childhood Education

Daycare

We believe in Daycare being a learning through play environment

Ages 13 months to 6 years of age

Open Year Round Monday to Friday 6:30am – 5:30pm

General Information

Not for profit centre, license holder is Victory Church

ELCC (Early Learning and Child Care) program – $25/day

 

Offer childcare services full time, part-time, before and after Agape Preschool and Kindergarten

Accredited Government subsidy approved program

Access to supported childcare program as well as Family Supports for children with disabilities. 

 

Facility

 4 Rooms:

  • Discovery Room
    • Toddler age
  • Explorer Room
    • Younger preschool age
  • Inventor Room
    • preschool and kindergarten age
    • once a week bible time firld trip to the sunday school room with stories and songs
  • Adventure Room
    • kindergarten age
    • room is used after agape kindergarten and preschool hours and fridays

Access to Large Gym

  • Gross Motor equiments
  • bikes and wagons
  • balls and hoops
  • gym mats and ramps

Access to large fenced outdoor play yard

  • ship shaped climbing structure
  • deck area
  • large outdoor sandbox
  • bike path
  • summer splash pad
  • garden boxes for growing vegetables
Program Includes
  • Sunday school type songs and stories incorporated into daily programming
  • Singing prayers before lunch

ECS

The Agape ECS program is funded by the Department of Alberta Education. A diagnosis with mild/moderate in one area of development is needed.  This can be completed through an assessment from a physician, Speech Pathologist, or any other therapist. Additional funding is available for children with severe needs. 

The first class is on Mondays and Wednesdays and the second class is Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Both classes run from 9:00-3:30 p.m. Parents provide two snacks and lunch for their child.

Philosophy

ECS believes that an Early Education Program for preschool children should meet and enhance each child’s social, cognitive, emotional, physical and spiritual needs. Play is an important role in the learning process of the child so it is a major component of the program. Our focus in all activities will be the process rather than the product. We are more concerned with the exploration and experience of the task rather than the outcome. We will cover all areas of development throughout the program. Learning centers provide focus on play, some of which include house, sand, water, science, listening, books, puzzles, woodworking, etc. The centres are based around the observation of the children’s interests and abilities. Devotions, reading Christian books, praying and singing are a part of each preschool day.

Agape Learning Centre believes that an early educational program will nurture and enhance each child’s social, physical, intellectual, creative, emotional and spiritual needs. Each child, regardless of ability, will have opportunities to learn, create and explore in a loving and safe
environment.

Registration
To attend, a child may be 3 (severe need) or 4 (mild/moderate) years of age by December 31st of that year and have at least one area of need.
To register for ECS each parent must complete and return to the centre a completed registration form along with a mild/moderate diagnosis in one or more areas. Also, need to be a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident or have a parent work visa. There is a $50 registration fee. 
Visit Transportation for more information on grants and provisions.

Kindergarten

Our Educational Teacher oversees the programs. Our educational teacher also completes all individual program plans.
We use the Alberta Curriculum and the Early Learning Framework. Like your child’s development, their learning is never stagnant. As your child develops, masters new skills and demonstrates an array of interests, the curriculum focuses on these areas which are relevant and meaningful in your child’s life. The approach is determined by teachers following the child’s lead and initiative and allowing the curriculum to explore varied and diverse directions. The teachers observe developmental milestones in different areas of development. Once a teacher records these observations, planning then takes place to extend, practice and master skills and activities leading to overall development. 

Philosophy
The program’s philosophy is inclusive, bias-free and based on the concept of Learning through Play and modeling. The goal of our program is to provide the necessary education, developmental activities and opportunities for each child to reach their full potential in life, physically, socially, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually. Our focus in all activities will be the process rather than the product. We are more concerned with the exploration and experience of the task rather than the outcome. Learning centers provide a focus for play, some of which include house keeping/dramatic play, sand, water, science, listening center, music, stories, books, puzzles, woodworking, etc. Purposeful play is an important way that children learn. Educators and Psychologists refer to play as the serious work of childhood.

Registration
The Kindergarten program is funded by the Department of Alberta Education. To attend, a child must be 5 yrs of age by December 31st of that year. You must hand in a completed registration form, have their birth certificate and if not a Canadian citizen, you need permanent resident card or parent work visa. 

Parents send a lunch and two snacks for their child daily.

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What Our Families are Saying

This daycare is wonderful. Our toddler is learning so much. The teachers are very caring and extremely patient. I love that there is a designed curriculum for even the youngest children.

We’ve been with Agape for 6 years now and I feel like they are our extended family. These are people that truly care.