Welcome to Adventurers School Age Care (SAC) Ltd. Adventurers SAC opened its first program June 1, 1991 with only 7 children. We now operate 9 programs: Triwood Community Centre, Capitol Hill School, Queen Elizabeth Elementary School, Queen Elizabeth High School Kinder Program, Mother Mary Greene School, St. Brigid School, Chinook Park Elementary School, Msgr. N. Anderson Elementary, and St. Angela Workplace School.
Adventurers is a non-profit company. We believe in quality, licensed, monitored and accredited programs and we strive for excellence. We are proud to be involved with the broader childcare community at both a local and provincial level. This involvement supports us to remain current with any changes to childcare policy and it allows us to speak to policy changes on behalf of our families.
Adventurers is a play-based program designed to provide opportunities for natural exploration of a variety of planned and free choice activities. These include but are not limited to, crafts, science, drama, dress-up, music, gym and outdoors, building toys, floor play toys, games and puzzles.
The children are encouraged to share their interests and activity ideas with us so that we may incorporate them in our daily choices. We provide a wide variety of equipment and supplies for your child to choose from. Activities are posted monthly on our parent board. When possible, we provide field trips, community exploring and special guests to share their expertise.
All activities are modified as needed to include all the different needs of our children.
Our Kindergarten Enhancement Director, Mentoring and Training Director along with our site Directors and educators are always looking for new ideas and enhancement programs to help support social and personal growth opportunities for your child. These programs are designed in partnership with children, parents and community partners. We are always looking for new ideas to incorporate that will help children develop skills and encourage community involvement.
We are always looking for a new Adventure!!!
In addition to our regular before and after school programming, Adventurers is proud to offer kindergarten enhancement programs in some of our location. Adventurers’ “Kindergarten Enhancement Director” and educator teams work in collaboration with the kindergarten students’ teacher to create a program that compliments what they’re learning in their classrooms, while still adhering to our vision of living, learning and growing through play. Throughout enhancement time we have plenty of opportunity to go outside and participate in games that not only help us to grow, but allow us to make new friends as well. Our daily calendar activities help us to learn new concepts in Math, and we use group discussions to introduce and become familiar with new concepts before having the chance to dive in, get dirty and explore them for ourselves! Whether we’re exploring the solar system, learning to appreciate the natural world around us, or practicing the skills we’ll need for the rest of our lives, we at Adventurers believe in having fun in everything we do.
Spring, Summer and Christmas camps as well as non-school days are exciting times here at Adventurers! Having the students with us all day allows us to explore new and wonderful things that we don’t have time for during regular school days. As such we always take the opportunity to expose our students to unique experiences; whether it be a field trip to one of Calgary’s exciting venues, exploring our local communities, or hosting guest presenters... there is always something new at Adventurers!
We invite you to join us here, where being a kid is a once in a lifetime Adventure!!!
Back to School Anxiety
Anxious feelings are normal and expected during times of transition or change. This is especially true for children and teens going back to school, or for first-timers starting kindergarten. This transition can be stressful and disruptive for the entire family! Prior to the first day of school, your anxious child may cling, cry, have temper tantrums, complain of headaches or stomach pains, withdraw, and become sullen or irritable.
Worries are Common. Anxious children and teens worry about many different school-related issues, such as teachers, friends, fitting in, and/or being away from their parents.
Although it is normal for your child to have worries, it is crucial to make your child attend school. Avoidance of school will only increase and reinforce your child’s fears over the long-term, and make it increasingly more difficult to attend.
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Source: Anxiety BC