Picasso Kids believes that a child's valid sense of self needs support to develop. We believe children should be encouraged to try, think and act with increasing independence. We believe children should learn self-expression in a biased free environment, where differences are celebrated, and out-of-the-box thinking is encouraged. Open-ended, child directed exploration is vital to a child's ability to learn about themselves and the world around them. They are encouraged to explore concepts, develop intellectual curiosity, and think of new ideas and ways to do things, rather than imitating others.
At Picasso Kids we recognize that you have a difficult schedule and we support parents the best we can. We offer early drop-in care and early drop-off and late pick-up so that your schedule can be accommodated. We recognize the importance of work and family balance, and the stress and demands placed on parents. We strive to make it easier on parents by giving them the knowledge that their children are in good hands.
1.Child care services are provided by professionally trained and educated care givers.
All credentials posted within the facility. We are not just caregivers, we are trained in early childhood development, child and family studies and special needs care.
2. We believe in individualized care.
Does your child have an allergy, special need or certain food requirement? We will ensure your child's needs are met, will provide some alternatives and provide a stimulating and developmentally appropriate environment.
3. Low Ratios and low turnover.
This means more one and one time with your child, less overwhelmed staff, individual needs of each child met all the time. We also have a very low turnover for staff and families, this means that staff, families and children are happy!
4. Competitively priced
We offer extensive assistance in the application process for subsidy. No extra or hidden costs. Flat rate and/or hourly part time rates - What we quote is what you pay.......PERIOD.
5. Healthy snacks
We follow the Canada Food Guide for both AM and PM snacks, we also accommodate children with food restrictions.
6. Busing for school age and ECS children
ECS and School Age children in grades 1-3 are bused to and from school. (additional fee for this service through Chinook Edge School Division)
We are a pre-accredited program in Carstairs, which means we strive and maintain high quality standards all the time.
8. Drop in care
Need care for the day? Picasso Kids offers a drop in program for registered children. Helpful when you don't need regular care, but have an appointment, or just need some time to yourself.