Suite #205 3815 Front Street - Seton
Suite #205 3815 Front Street - Seton
Day Care - Preschool
Before & After School Program
A place where amazing things Get Done!
1st Class is proud to announce its new Seton location as the first 24hr childcare centre in southeast Calgary! We are a licensed childcare provider, as we strive to not only meet but exceed all guidelines for the childcare industry. We are not the closest proximity provider to many of our families but have been the provider of choice for most families in the area. We offer the highest level of care by the most qualified and experienced staff at the most affordable price in the community. We are driven by pride in our program and not profit which has created the loyalty and trust we are so grateful to have within the communities we have programs. This location will offer our families with so many flexible options to meet their childcare needs.
1st Class Childcare - Seton, will offer a wide variety of developmentally appropriate programs for children with a blended approach combining a learning through play philosophy, lots of physical activity and an introduction to new experiences and curriculum supporting materials and activities.
It is a time for story and language development, music and movement activities, and other varied learning experiences.
Our programs all have a pretend and learn area devoted to developing a child’s sense of “make believe”.
Before & After Grade 1-6
Our before and after-care programs go well beyond homework help. We support children in becoming the kindest, most capable, and most resilient version of themselves.
Daycare - 19 month old children & Up
We offer the highest quality care with exceptional long-term staff and management. The single most important ingredient in our program is how our experienced educators relate to the children in our care. At 1st Class it is our mission to make every child feel happy, safe and free to explore and learn, which we achieve through a programming designed specifically to meet the needs of each child, we provide tons of opportunities to engage in STEM, play, physical activities, literacy, clubs, and more.
Toddlers - 12 months - 18 months
1st Class recognizes the rapid development of the brain and cognitive skills at this age which are responsible for the development and formation of skills related to reasoning, thinking, and understanding concepts. The 1st Class toddler program is developed to create opportunities to support the children’s curiosities while exploring and learning in safe environment, building skills and coordination. The materials and furniture are age-appropriate with promotes self-help and motivates independence. Our toddlers are given opportunities and time to engage in purposeful work which includes exploring language, music, movement, art, fine/gross motor activities that meet their individual developmental needs. With a mix between structured and non-structured play time, we aim to provide many opportunities for fun and safe learning.
With regular outdoor time and planned indoor activities, our children experience a world of movement, dance and recreation.
Books allow children to enter a world of “make believe” and learn about new and exciting things.
Our programs use a curriculum that is individualized to every age, with planned activities that combine learning and fun to create happy, curious kids. Our Kindergarten program offers programming that is designed to complement what they are learning in their classroom while still Playing, Growing, Learning & Having fun with weekly themes based on their interests.
At 1st Class, we use emergent curriculum to explore fresh approaches to find a good fit for each child. We implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum that is designed to stimulate the children through creating unique learning experiences, promoting physical literacy, enhancing creative expression while supporting emotional and social needs through positive role modelling and supportive and sensitive interactions. The curriculum is a flexible and dynamic program that begins with discovering each child’s interests. It invites children to discover more, dig deeper and construct further knowledge
We are proud to have Miss Crystal head the team at Seton. She was formally the programming director at our Divine mercy program.
She has had a long career in the child care industry over the past 18 years. Ms. Crystal is a Child Development Worker with a diploma in Human Services. Ms. Crystal has a passion for teaching children and enjoys watching how each individual child learns and grows.
She cultivates an exciting, creative atmosphere and the children adore her! When Ms. Crystal isn’t working, you will find her at competitive dance competitions with her daughters and enjoying spending time with her husband and family!
Floor Supervisor/Preschool Lead
Meet Ms. Sonia! Ms. Sonia has been with 1st Class since its inception. Her 20 plus years’ experience in Early Childhood Education as well as her highest level of Early Childhood Education allows her to create a program that supports children in exploring and discovering the world around us, overcoming barriers, building positive relationships, and developing strong confidence and essential life skills.
Ms. Sonia is passionate about engaging the children in opportunities that encourages them to use their skills and develop their imagination, while providing a welcoming and stimulating environment. When Ms. Sonia is not in the program creating an environment that nurtures young minds, she spends her time with her family camping, watching movies and relaxing.
Lead Preschool Teacher
Ms. Holly is both morning and afternoon teacher for the 3 and 4-year-old Programs. She brings over 25 years’ experience in Early Childhood Development and a program that reflects her expertise. Ms. Holly has a talent for recognizing and fostering the children's natural abilities and helping them to overcome their challenges. She inspires children through her creativity and adapts her programs, learning experiences and activities to suit the needs of each child in her class.
She keeps the children motivated and interested in topics with her innovative ideas and a clear understanding for how children learn. When Ms. Holly is not in the preschool program providing the children with a quality program rich in experiences and opportunities, she loves to spend quality time with her family, gardening, baking and loves to travel.
OSC Alternate Lead
Ms. Donabel is the Program Lead for our Out of School Care program. A Nurse for 15 years in the Philippines and also has 10 years teaching experience from the Philippines. She holds a BSc in Nursing and Education, an MA of Arts in education and also qualifies as Child Development Worker. Ms. Donabel has been a Program Supervisor for 2 years before joining 1st Class Childcare. She said “It is my passion to support the development of children, encouraging and helping them develop life-long skills through play, supporting their exploration, creativity and developing their physical, mental, emotional and their well-being as whole".
Married to an Anglican Priest with 4 children and in her spare time, Ms. Donabel likes to play soccer and volleyball, she also enjoys karaoke, singing and dancing.