Briar Hill Children's Programs — Programs

Our year-round programming offers care for children as young as 3 and up to 12 years of age. Learn more about our programs.

Accredited year-round care for your children

Daycare (NW only)

We offer care for children starting at age 3 at the northwest location.

Daily activities include a group gathering, outdoor play, gym time, rest time and arts experiences. Weekly activities include walks to the neighbourhood park, show-and-tell, Movie Day and special lunches (every Wednesday). Music with Rick visits us bimonthly.

In addition, we celebrate several special occasions throughout the year, including traditional family holidays. We welcome input from children and parents to ensure that all our families are represented when it comes to their own cultural celebrations.

KG (all locations)

The KG program is for children attending kindergarten at Briar Hill and Mayland Heights Schools.  Activities and outings vary by the centre, but here’s a general idea of what children can expect.

Daily activities include a group gathering, outdoor playtime, gym time and a variety of play centres.   Weekly activities could include visits to nearby parks or the public library, special lunches (every Wednesday at the northwest location only) and Computer Day (educational games). The northwest centre also offers Music with Rick bimonthly.

As well, we celebrate several special occasions throughout the year, including traditional family holidays. We welcome input from children and parents to ensure all our families’ cultural celebrations are represented.

School Age (all locations)

The children’s time with us is full and varied. Activities are based on children’s interests and feedback as well as ideas received in our suggestion boxes. Here’s a sample of the activities:

Daily: Gym time, outdoor playground, art experiences, singing, music, building/construction
Clubs: Chess, cooking, knitting, science, tech, drama, improv, beading, games
In-centre visits: Calgary Police Service, EMS, Mad Science, Clay for Kids, dance instruction, Byblos Bakery, Bricks 4 Kidz
Field trips: Swimming, skating, library, zoo, city parks, bowling, Rollerblading, TELUS Spark, Kayben Farms, Calgary Corn Maze

Summer

Our NW Location is in full operation during July and August.  When there are spaces available, children from our Mayland Heights program will have the opportunity to attend the summer program.  Our summer program offers all kinds of fun field trips and activities. Field trips vary by age and have included the Calgary Zoo, Kayben Farms, bowling, local parks, the public library and TELUS Spark. Every week, there are special days (Water Day, Bike Day, Movie Day, etc.), and we also have many guests in the centre, including Mad Science, the Reptile Show and Clay for Kids.