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About Educare

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At our preschool, we believe every child is a unique individual with their own set of strengths, interests, learning styles, and needs. We view education as a holistic process that goes beyond the acquisition of knowledge and skills. It is our educator’s responsibility to create a nurturing and inclusive environment that fosters each child’s development and prepares them for a successful future.

We believe that play is a fundamental aspect of early childhood education.

 

Through play, children naturally develop their cognitive, physical, emotional, and social skills as they explore, make sense of their world, problem-solve, and engage in creative thinking.

Therefore, we strive to create a play-based curriculum that allows children to engage in hands-on, meaningful experiences that are both fun and educational.

 

We believe in creating a nurturing and inclusive environment where children feel safe, respected, and valued. Our educators are dedicated to building strong relationships with each child, fostering a sense of belonging and trust. By promoting empathy, understanding, and acceptance, we strive to create a safe, positive, and supportive community where children enjoy learning, take-risks, and feel valued and included.  We believe that early childhood education should be holistic, addressing the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development of each child. By providing a balanced curriculum that incorporates various learning experiences, including art, music, movement, and outdoor play, our educators implement programming that engages children in meaningful and relevant learning, as well as nurtures the whole child to promotes their overall well-being.

 

We value collaboration and partnership with families, recognizing that parents are the

primary educators of their children. Therefore, we strive to establish open and effective

communication channels to share insights, discuss children’s progress, offer supports,

and celebrate achievements together.

 

In conclusion, our philosophy is centered around the belief that every child is a unique

individual who deserves a nurturing and inclusive learning environment. By fostering

play, building positive relationships, embracing child-centered approaches, promoting

diversity, and addressing holistic development, we strive to create a foundation for

lifelong learning and success and to equip children with the skills, knowledge, values,

and virtues that they need to thrive in a rapidly changing world.

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Our Founder

Kim Farrell

Educare Preschool is a non-profit charitable organization that was founded in 1996 by Kim Farrell.

During her teaching career at Greely Road School, Kim recognized that many children did not have the opportunity to build the foundation required before entering elementary school; they had extensive social and academic readiness shortfalls. She knew that children could achieve academic success if they had their needs met before they entered Kindergarten; this included appropriate interventions and supporting the child's family life.

Kim carried out a research project to support her hypothesis. She then developed and presented a proposal to the AWASAK Child and Families Services Authority, now known as Alberta Children's Services. As a results of Kim's proposal and her commitment to children and their families, the Educare Early Intervention program was established.

We are grateful Kim had the courage and the groundbreaking vision to create Educare. She believed in the need for quality programs for children and families, and understood that investing in children from birth to five years of age pays huge dividends when they enter Kindergarten, and in their family's quality of life.

When Kim passed away in 1997, she left children, parents, and staff a legacy. The program has gained a successful reputation, grown in size and strives to develop all of Kim's ambitious plans for Educare.

The parents and staff of Educare will always respect Kim Farrell's fierce determination and strong beliefs in children's rights. She remains at the heart of our organization and is greatly missed.

Board of Directors

President:  Chanel Parsons
Vice-President:  Karly Anderson
Treasurer:  Ashley McKay
Secretary:  Estelle Joyce
Director:  Stacy Langdon

 

Director:  Trista Gillam

Director:  Dawna  Backhouse

Parent Rep (2 Day):  Ashley McKay
Parent Rep (3 Day):  Miranda Harper
Parent Rep (4 Day):  Josie Graham

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