Quarry Park will soon be home to Canada’s largest privately funded childcare facility, the Quarry Park Child Development Centre. With capacity for approximately 350 children, YMCA Calgary will operate this purpose-built facility which combines functional and attractive architecture to create an environment for successful child development.
The Centre will be well equipped to provide an exemplary opportunity for children from 12 months to 6 years of age. An on-site kitchen will be staffed daily to provide nutritious snacks and daily lunches to children, along with a separate learning kitchen to allow for hands-on nutrition education.
The Centre is being divided into six pods to ensure personal care and attention is promoted. Each pod is equipped with a supervisor, team lead and primary caregivers who will be highly accredited and dedicated to the development of children. The idea is that children stay within the same pods each year, providing a consistent environment that promotes and facilitates quality early learning experiences for all children.
Remington is guiding its team of consultants including landscape architects tasked with designing secured outdoor play areas that will encourage natural play in a child-oriented environment. The playground will celebrate the natural landscape of Southern Alberta, and give children the opportunity to connect with nature while developing their creativity and coordination through play.
The Centre is anticipated to open in the Spring of 2016, and will soon be accepting applications for admission.