Akiva Academy

THE ISRAEL AND GOLDA KOSCHITZKY TORAH CENTRE

Daycare and Before & After School Care Programs


History:

Accredited by the Alberta Association for the Accreditation of Early Learning and Care Services, Akiva Academy commenced in 2007 and caters to children aged 2 ½- 5 registered and attending Akiva Academy Preschool, as well as out of school children of that age group. After School Care began in 2008 and accommodates children 5- 12 years of age, and has also been awarded Accreditation status. 

Mission Statement: Our mission is to provide parents and guardians with safe, accommodating, developmentally appropriate and high quality child care. Our focus is to provide a stimulating child care and education experience which promotes each child’s holistic development. 

Philosophy: We believe that each child is special with a unique pattern of interests, capabilities and aspirations. We believe development is interrelated and therefore our program philosophy supports that children have a natural curiosity that is nurtured and integrated and integrated through an authentic, play- based approach. These qualities shall be nurtured in a healthy and safe environment in which the child can develop physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually. Each child’s sense of autonomy, self- esteem and self discipline shall be facilitated in our warm and caring environment. We recognize that a universally designed curriculum promotes optimal development of children when teachers respect and respond to the child’s learning opportunities in conjunction with their families and communities.