Before & After School Care in New Brighton Copperfield Sundance Silverado Willow Park Mahogany Mckenzie Towne

1st Class is committed to providing a safe, engaging environment where children will want to be life- long learners. We will provide a safe, stimulating atmosphere where children will have opportunities to explore and discover the world around us, overcome barriers, build positive relationships, and develop strong confidence and essential life skills. Our rotating schedule of games, crafts, homework support, and physical activities will ensure that every child is active, engaged and involved.

Our Story

1st Class’s inception was as a preschool in 2012 in the community of New Brighton. As 1st Class Preschool grew so did the relationships with our families and our commitment to not only have our families return for the second, third or fourth child for preschool but to offer exceptional child care in the communities we had come to love so much. When New Brighton School was complete, 1st Class After Class was born with its first two locations in the same community. Our Heritage Pointe location was added for preschool in 2015 and the outstanding quality of education and care for the children brought out of school care programs in Fish Creek School, Ron Southern School, St. William School, Divine Mercy School, St. Albert the Great School and Heritage Pointe.

1st Class Preschools and 1st Class After Class are fully licensed programs with Alberta Child Care and locations eligible have become Accredited as well.

Our learning environment is play -based, which supports our children to discover new concepts, uncover hidden mysteries and imagine new possibilities, all while allowing them to learn at their own pace. We provide an environment that enables children to develop the confidence to tackle problems, overcome obstacles and succeed. We use information about typical development within a specific age span to plan a learning environment and experiences which responds to individual differences while responding to the social and cultural context the children live in.

To create a fun, innovative, creative and safe environment to develop the “whole child", intellectually, socially, cognitively and physically. We will engage children to learn through play, exploring, experimenting and investigating the world around them. Providing them with a sense of security, belonging and self, while being a part of a community of caring and respecting others. Your child will benefit from our age appropriate, professional and well thought out curriculums, designed to establish a strong skill base and love of learning.

Our learning environment is play -based, which supports our children to discover new concepts, uncover hidden mysteries and imagine new possibilities, all while allowing them to learn at their own pace. Early learning enables children to develop the confidence to tackle problems, overcome obstacles and succeed. We understand the impact quality education can have on young children and are committed to fulfilling a high level of excellence within our Programs. The core of that excellence begins with our educators who are trained and qualified to provide a superior level of instruction and teaching.

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Meet Our 1st Class Management Team

Anita Barron Owner / Director Anita Barron is the Owner/Director of 1st Class Preschools and 1st Class After Class.
Tara Sawatzky Director of Operations Ms. Tara is the Director of Operations to 1st Class After Class and 1st Class Preschool.
Morena Kercuku Director, Programs Support Ms. Morena is the Director, Programs Support for 1st Class After Class.
Morufat Omokanye Director, Business Development Ms. Morufat is the Director, Business Development for 1st Class.

Accreditation - A Standard of Excellence

1st Class After Class Before and After school has three of our programs accredited by the Alberta Association for the Accreditation of Early Learning and Care Services, with our other programs going through the accreditation stage. Accreditation is a voluntary commitment that demonstrates a program's commitment to go beyond basic requirements to meet higher standards of care in delivering services.
For more information visit the AELCS website: AELCS - Click Here