St. Philip is a Fine Arts School so TOPP KIDS carried this idea through the creation of this program and developed a sophisticated art program where the children have the opportunity to create by both themselves and as part of a team. Many of our projects are designed to incorporate ideas from the weekly themes. Coupled with the art program, the children at St. Philip participate in lots of free time for child-led play, clubs, and daily group games led by the daily leader. Our centre design allows for active play with half of the gymnasium left open for active play, sports, dancing, etc.
Using the “Bucket Filling” technique, children learn and discover how they can experience the joy of helping, sharing, and giving. This approach focuses on positive behavior. The term fill a bucket is taught and its call to action is: What can you do to fill a bucket? Imagination and creativity are valued, fostered, and encouraged.
Full-Time Kindergarten Program- Coming in 2020 /2021 !
In addition to our regular before and after school programming, TOPP KIDS is proud to offer full-day kindergarten programs for students at our St. Philip F.A. School. Our team has created a program that compliments what they’re learning in their classrooms, while still PLAYing, GROWing, LEARNing & LAUGHing with weekly themes based on their interests.
Calgary Catholic Schools- STAGGERED ENTRY UPDATE
Calgary Catholic Schools have now released staggered entry dates for schools in an email sent out to families August 21st, 2020. This effects our St. Philip Fine Arts School location.
We have been notified by the CCSD that ONLY students attending the staggered entry dates will be allowed access to the school, this includes students attending TOPP KIDS. In short, this means that all children (grades 1- 6) will be able to access the program on September 8th, 2020, and for the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, only children scheduled to be in the school for their staggered day/time will be permitted to be in the program that day (this means your child will only be attending school and TOPP KIDS 1 day during the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th). Schools will be sending out lists with your child’s staggered entry day today or next week.
KindiClubs will now be opening for their first day of classes on September 14th, 2020.
Regular fees do still apply for all before and after care participants as per our fee policies. See http://www.toppkids.com/fees-calendar/.
We are being updated at the same time as families and we wanted to give everyone as much notice as possible. We are committed to being there for as many of our families as we are permitted during these first days. We are in this together, and as things tend to change on a dime from our school boards, we will continue to keep you updated with any changes that may occur.
Program Coordinators will be available for questions on our regular program numbers as of August 25th, 2020 after 12:00 PM.