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Register Now, for Fall 2019!

Fuelled by Kay’s passion for being around children and making a difference in their lives, Little Learners Preschool opened in September of 2002. Little Learners has a brand new location and strives to deliver the best programming for children as young as 2.5.

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Meet Ms Kay!

At Little Learners Preschool we aim to provide a warm, nurturing and safe environment, which allows children the opportunity to nourish their natural love of learning. Register your interest fall 2019 now!

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Calgary preschool learning begins with children’s success

Long before Ms. Kay opened her Little Learners Preschool in the southeast Calgary community of Douglasdale 16 years ago, she was quietly developing her own philosophy on shaping young minds.

 
“I love to see children succeed,” she said.
 
“We’re here to give them the opportunity to learn through play.”
 
Originally from Vancouver, Ms. Kay began her career in early childhood education with a humble, licensed dayhome where she could also care for her own small children.
 
Later, her husband was transferred to Calgary for work and they settled in Douglasdale. Her children were then in Grades 1 and 3, so Ms. Kay went back to school at Mount Royal University and secured her Early Childhood Education diploma.
 
“It was the perfect time for me to go back to school and get the credentials behind what I had been doing for years previous,” said Ms. Kay.

Immediately employed after graduation, Ms. Kay continued working with children, fine tuning her desire to help children feel good about education.

 
“We want their first school experience to be a positive one!”
 
“We want them to think, ‘I can do this.’ If they feel they can’t, we want them to ask for help, so they can learn how to overcome these obstacles.”
 
After her mom’s passing, she was encouraged by her dad to use an inheritance to chase the dream of creating her own program. From scratch, Ms. Kay built Little Learners Preschool, where every experience is designed to foster success – academically, socially and in play.
 
Even the bathrooms are built with success in mind. 
 
“Whether it’s spelling their name, cutting a circle with scissors or building with blocks, our whole classroom has opportunities for children to succeed,” she said.
 
Little Learners provides tiered programs starting with children as young as 2.5 years where they will acquire the basic skills and practice in a play environment. Those skills are nurtured through their program and developed making sure the child is well prepared for entering Kindergarten.
 
Little Learners is partnered with I’m for Kids, a government-funded agency where pre-screening is done early to identify any learning challenges and provide in-class support to once again create opportunities for the children’s success.
 
Class ratios are kept low, with one teacher and one teacher’s aide per class to create more hands-on attention for the children. Ms. Kay also considers the parents part of the team in the approach to learning and play and encourages ongoing and open communication.

Ms. Kay wants Little Learners’ children to learn through their own creativity and exploration.

 
“Let’s combine their love of learning and natural curiosity into something that will serve as the building blocks for social and academic success. The earlier the children start, the more opportunity they have to develop these skills,” she said. 
 
It’s a philosophy developed with a love of seeing children learn – and succeed.
 
“I don’t even call it a job because I love it so much,” said Ms. Kay.
 
“It’s my happy place to be here.”
 
Find out more about the Little Learners program by visiting www.littlelearners.ca
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“Both my kids attended this amazing preschool. They have such an amazing memories of their time spent there. So much care is taken and each child is treasured. My youngest starts kindergarten next week and she is so ready thanks to Ms. Liz and Ms. Kay!”
– CHRISTINE WOLD
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“I had 3 kids go through Little Learners and it was a great experience for each of them. I highly recommend Little Learners”
– MICHELLE KAUFMANN
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“Both our kids had the privilege of having Ms.Kay as a preschool teacher. She is compassionate, caring and you can just tell she loves her job and the children. The kids still talk about her to this day! I HIGHLY recommend Little Learners Preschool.” 
– TAMMY REID
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“What an amazing preschool. All three of my kids did the junior kindergarten program and loved it. It was a great start for them. They all ask to go back and visit!”
– KIMBERLRY KILOH HURD 
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“What a great pre-school! My son loved it when he was there and my daughter goes there now. She’s excited every morning that she has class. Thanks Ms. Kay!”
– KRISTIN FELT

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