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Explore Our Preschools

Calgary's most innovative preschool!
Our experience, education and passion in the field of Early Childhood Education has allowed us to design a program that is guided by the Alberta Early Learning Curriculum Framework, and draws inspiration from The Reggio Emilia Approach. A program that will ignite children's sense of wonder and curiosity,
The Akidemy Way!

About Us

About Us

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Intentional, high quality early learning has been the driving force behind AKIDEMY since its establishment in 2014, by Tristan Katz and Dina Ottoni-Battistessa. Motivated by a strong desire for exceptional programming for our own young children, we have leveraged our expertise in early childhood education to create an environment that fosters quality education.

At AKIDEMY, we recognize the significance of cultivating an environment where children feel safe and secure. Our utmost dedication lies in providing the highest level of education and care, ensuring that every child feels comfortable and supported in their learning journey.

Our close affiliation with the Early Childhood and Education program at Mount Royal University allows us to collaborate with students; delivering workshops and providing mentorship during their studies and practicums. As founding members of the Alberta Preschool Advocacy Association, we actively engage in advocacy work, advocating for the advancement of early childhood education and serving as leaders in our field and programs.

Our Philosphy

Our Philosophy

At AKIDEMY, we don’t rush childhood. We recognize and honuor each child's individuality, allowing them the necessary time and opportunities to develop at their own pace.  We value children as competent and capable; full of curiosity and knowledge.

Our approach is thoughtful and balanced, always keeping in mind the developmental appropriateness and best practices in our field. We blend together the Reggio Emilia Approach and the Emergent Curriculum philosophy, which reflects our commitment to providing the best possible social, emotional, physical and cognitive foundations for your child.

We nurture and challenge, support and encourage, listen and engage. We care about what children think, how they feel, and what they have to say about their world. We are dedicated to providing children with a rich and stimulating environment that supports their growth in every way. We are passionate about 3-6.  It’s what we do; it is who we are.

Our programming is carefully designed through project-based learning, which emerges from children's discussions, community or family events, and their known interests. Throughout a project, our teachers guide children through the project as they determine the group's investigative methods, select mediums to demonstrate their learning and make it visible, all while ensuring that children have ample opportunities for development in areas such as fine motor skills, gross motor skills, literacy, numeracy, music, creative expression, science, and social/emotional growth.

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