We Wanted A Great Daycare Calgary , 

We built our own using over a decade of child care experience. We wanted a safe, nurturing environment that was more than just a typical day care. We wanted our son to truly learn, socialize, AND have fun. We are more a school than a day care… much more! Our goal was to make sure that our sons first 2000 days were as fun and educational as possible. We couldn’t find anything that fit all the criteria. So we used our experience in searching for childcare to open our own school. Please take a look through our site and come for a visit. We hope you come to love 2000 Days Pre-Kindergarten as much as we do!

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How to Find the Right Care for Your Children

 

As we discovered through our own journey, it can be challenging to find everything you want in a single calgary childcare environment. We created our own list of what was important to us and ensured that all of those qualities were present when we developed 2000 Days Pre-Kindergarten.

  • Safety and security – Parents need peace of mind that their children will be safe and secure while in the care of someone else. Our building is secured with an automated FOB (frequency operated button) entry door, and our employees are all trained in safety and security measures in the event of a threatening situation.
  • Cleanliness – Let’s face it, children carry a lot of germs. . It is critical that your child can spend time in a clean and sterile environment so stay healthy. When your child is healthy, parents can stay healthy too, which means less missed time at work.
  • An environment of love and respect – We work hard to ensure your child is in a kind and loving environment, at every moment that they are in our care. We treat your child with respect and talk to them at their level.
  • Stimulation – Your child likely has a lot of energy to burn each day, and this is natural. We make sure that our environment is stimulating and engaging through our daily curriculum which builds in plenty of playtime so that your child can do what they are great at – being a kid!
  • Professionalism and expertise – We ensure that our center operates lawfully and abide by all local ordinances. Further, we make sure that our teachers are learning and growing too by engaging them in weekly training on applicable teaching methods and philosophies. This ensures we are keeping up with the times and always offering the latest and greatest methods and practices at our school.
  • Staffing – We ensure that our teacher to student ratio is maximized to ensure the best learning environment for the children in our care. Low ratios mean that more teachers are looking after fewer students. There is a mandated ratio for how many children one person or center can look after, which is set and enforced by the government. The vast majority of daycares and other early learning schools follow this ratio, which varies by age group.
  • Clear communication – Our staff will take the time to update you on your child’s day so that you can celebrate their accomplishments each evening. We believe that consistent and clear communication between our teachers and management team and parents and guardians is essential. We provide regular communications through a daily report that tells you everything your child did for the day. Instead of online web cameras that you watch, we use a daily report that is secure. We think you’ll love it as much as we do because our families love this tool. It is a treat to get your child’s entire day on your computer, phone or email.
  • Parent testimonials – Perhaps the greatest gift that a parent can provide to a pre-school is the positive word of mouth. References can go a long way, and parents love to hear from other parents. Check out our testimonials, and of course, let us know if you would like to chat with a family directly. We’ll be happy to make an introduction.

The First 2000 Days

 

The first 2000 days of your child’s life are incredibly important. On average, there are only 2000 days from when your child is born until they enter Kindergarten. And there are so many amazing and critical milestones that your child will encounter along the way. During those critical early days, it is also important that your child develop soft skills, which are equally important as cognitive skills so that your child can be successful in school.

childcare schools provide an excellent opportunity for children to learn to play with others, to develop language skills, and to learn how to work together to accomplish a task. At our center, we incorporate gameplay that teaches negotiation skills while ensuring the child is having fun along the way. We support parents in teaching rules, developing ethical reasoning, and developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills. By developing these skills early on, in those first 2000 days, your child will be better equipped to communicate effectively, get along with other children, control their emotions, develop self-motivation, and think creatively to solve problems.

The Additional Benefits of childcare for Young Children

 

When your child participates in an effective  pre-school program, not only do they maximize their learning and fun in the first 2000 days of their life to ensure a smooth transition to Kindergarten, but they also reap so many other benefits.

  • Children often thrive in a routine structure. We work hard to make sure your child is not watching the clock each day, and we provide a full docket of activities that are essential for their intellectual growth and development. This routine approach is also quite reassuring for our parents who don’t have to be concerned with an erratic child at night because their child hasn’t been properly active during the day.
  • Many studies have been completed that show that academic achievement scores for teenagers are often higher for those that participated in a high-quality pre-school as a youngster, than those who did not.
  • Children that attend pre-school develop skills to interact with adults, as well as children. These experiences allow children to see other adults, besides their parents, as mentors and authority figures and helps them to develop a healthy respect and ability to seek out an adult if they need help.
  • Parents can experience benefits too just through the act of dropping off and picking up their child each day. When parents visit the center, they will inevitably run into other parents, that are doing the same thing. Even those brief conversations with other parents can help to create a feeling of community. Parents that take the time to develop relationships with other parents in similar situations often have lower rates of depression and anxiety. This community of parents can become a great source of information and support for one another, and can also help to foster friendships amongst their children, even outside of the setting.

While choosing a caregiver for your child may be very difficult, and stressful, finding the right center where your child will be supported, engaged, and encouraged every day will pay dividends for both you and your child in the future. At 2000 Days, we strive to make this experience as easy and stress-free as possible. We’ve been where you are, and it is our goal to help you know with 100% certainty that our school is the perfect match for you and your child. We started 2000 Days for our son, as he inspired us to make sure we gave them the best possible first 2000 days that we could.

Or, give us a call at 403-319-2332 and we will be happy to answer any of your questions. We look forward to meeting you and your child, and we are confident that you will find the 2000 Days experience to be the one you have been searching for.

What Parents Say

The first 5 years of a child’s life are the most important. Building a solid foundation in all aspects of their lives is the best thing you can do to ensure successful, happy adults; and 2000 Days Pre-Kindergarten agrees! From the moment I walked in and met the amazingly friendly, understanding, and passionate owners who welcomed us into their “home-away-from-home”, I knew it was a place we would also call home. Every day, they continue to amaze me with their hard work and dedication in providing my daughter, as well as every other child who walks through their doors, with the most ideal environment any parent would want their child growing and learning in. The combination of amazing staff and a well thought out curriculum set this place far above any other preschool Calgary facility you will ever find!

Taylor M

A Happy 2000 Days Family

My almost 3 year old daughter has been attending this Calgary daycare since the opening, and we cannot say enough how much we appreciated the loving care we have received. My daughter has been developing ahead of the curve and we, as parents, are very proud of her. She has been learning language, arts and crafts at the school. The teacher she had all have been amazingly loving, attentive! I would highly recommend this daycare Calgary!

Xiumei

A Happy 2000 Days Family

We were looking for a school like this and finally found it. We did not want typical daycare. We wanted something better. We found it here. 2000 Days has been nothing but amazing for our daughter. She loves it there. She has a hard time leaving, which for us is a good sign. She is always telling us what she is learning. Would highly recommend Preschool Calgary to any parent, and do!

Robin F

A Happy 2000 Days Family

I would definitely recommend this children’s daycare. We have had two boys attend 2000 Days Pre-Kindergarten and our experience has been very good. The boys enjoy attending and curriculum has been good (art, numbers, letters, yoga, outdoor activities, etc.). It is very well organized and the teacher-student ratios are better than some other centers. The teachers are very caring and enjoy the students. The Kepka’s truly care about running a high quality childcare center. If you are in the search for a daycare be sure to check out 2000 Days Pre-Kindergarten.

Sarah S

A Happy 2000 Days Family

Our little dude has thrived at 2000 Days and actually can’t wait to get there in the morning. “Papa, Papa. School” all while pointing outside trying to hurry me along. When we arrive he runs over and hugs his teacher who always welcomes him like he was her own. An absolutely great feeling for any parent.

Jay M

A Happy 2000 Days Family

It is, above anything else, the quality of the staff working at 2000 Days Pre-Kindergarten that differentiates it from other daycares that I knew in Ontario and visited here in Calgary before meeting Marlene. They work with children because they love children. In addition, the facility is always pleasantly clean and tidy. This daycare also has a kitchen with a chef who prepares fresh, healthy meals for the kids following a posted menu which has always impressed me for the well balanced diet and the great variety of dishes served. I would strongly recommend this daycare Calgary… if you are looking for a place, come for a visit, you won’t regret it!

Fredrica P

A Happy 2000 Days Family

We have so enjoyed every moment we have spent with your school over the past two years. I have watched my little girl develop with leaps and bounds under the direction of her teachers. She is always excited to go to school and I have always felt nothing but pride, happiness, and appreciation when I think about what a wonderful job you all have done caring for her when I could not.

Whitney S

A Happy 2000 Days Family

What an amazing thing you guys are doing! Hartley, Pamela and I feel so blessed to have such wonderful people taking care of our little guy! If we can ever return the favor please let us know.

Love you guys!!!

Jay, Pamela and Hartley

A Happy 2000 Days Family

This morning as I listened to Adelaide count to 11 (She always starts at 4!! :)) I truly appreciated the tremendous impact you have had on her development. We are so grateful for the kind & loving care she received with you and thank you so much for all you have done for Addy. We will miss you and hope to be back with her little brother in tow.

Peter, Steph and Adelaide

A Happy 2000 Days Family