What is Canopy Kids?
Canopy Kids is a preschool in NW Calgary. We're changing the way children are taught and cared for. The environment your child will be immersed in will be one filled with Loose Parts.
Why Loose Parts?
Loose Parts create a richer learning environment for children. The space itself transforms into an open-ended environment full of possibilities.
What's The Value?
Children prefer Loose Parts. A phone is a phone, but a stick can be a magic wand, or a fishing pole. Creative, engaging environments are ideal for learning.
Deepens Critical Thinking
Working with open-ended items forces children to analyze, experiment, construct, coordinate and colloborate. Then repeat!
Children re-use and re-invent the purpose of items to accomplish different goals each day. This promotes creativity and lateral thought.
There is no right or wrong way when learning with Loose Parts. All abilities can thrive. It's a great way to gain confidence and independence.
Encompasses Learning & Play
Learning in math, language, art and science is accomplished within our Loose Parts philosphy.
In NW Calgary & and looking for a preschool?
Loose Parts & Adventure-Based Play
Loose Parts Basics: Creativity
Creativity is the ability to see things differently, think divergently, create something unique, and solve problems. It involves the skill of creating something new or combining things in new and meaningful ways.
Loose Parts Basics: Symbolic Play
Symbolic Play allows children to fit the reality of the world into their own interests and knowledge. Symbolic play occurs when children use objects to represent or stand for others. Symbolic play represents the beginning of representational thought.
Is This A Reggio Emelia Preschool?
We're creating a one-of-a-kind preschool & learning experience in Calgary. The philosophies behind Loose Parts and Reggio-based learning are synergistic, and when combined can create a new type of preschool experience.