Parent Resources

Check out our program playlists to find out everything you need to know about life as a Fueling Brains Academy student!

Community Programs

Across all of our campuses, we use various opportunities to give back to our community.

Each of the eight campuses take initiatives to partner with local charities and plan events such as food drives, bake sales, and art auctions, of which the majority or all of the proceeds go to charity.

We have forged ongoing relationships with the Kids Cancer Care FoundationCalgary Food Drive, the Bare Bottoms Diaper Drive and the Generations of Hope Fertility Assistance Fund.

COVID Support

See what measures Fueling Brains Academy has implemented within all of our campuses, in order to maintain safe and healthy environment while continuing to provide quality early childhood education.

All of our campuses are now open with limited capacity. To find out about space availability, please contact us at reception@fuelingbrains.com.

 

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FAQ’s

Have any questions?

Here are some frequently asked questions from parents

What is Fueling Brains Academy? Is it a fairly new organization?

Fueling Brains Academy is an industry leader when it comes to Early Childhood Development & Education. It was founded almost a decade ago, under the name Kids U, within a small church in Calgary. In the last 10 years, we have expanded across 10 locations in Alberta & Saskatchewan, and are growing our presence throughout North America, with 19 schools in Texas. Our unique 3-in-1 learning system has been implemented at various child care centres & pre-schools across North America and benefits over 20,000 children in their whole brain development. Fueling Brains Academy is an award winning organization and has also been voted Calgary’s best preschool 5 years in a row.

What are considered to be the core brain Executive Functions?

The three main areas under Executive Function skills are Cognitive Flexibility, Working Memory and Inhibition. Cognitive Flexibility: Adjusting to changing demands; shifting between projects; and task switching Working Memory: Using information to plan, organize and solve problems Inhibition: Impulse control, emotional control and self-monitoring.

Why is building Executive Function considered so important at Fueling Brains Academy?

These skills are a set of mental processes that work like an air traffic control system in the child’s brain, enabling them to plan, focus attention, remember instructions and more. This “air traffic control system” is foundational to learning and is built in our classrooms through daily activities. Science has shown that individuals with stronger executive functions are more successful later in life, including better overall health and wellness.
Executive Function Skills and abilities help children so that they can grow up to be fearless, make conscious decisions, manage their impulses, regulate their emotions, and many more!

What are the benefits of having different environments?

Our whole focus at Fueling Brains Academy is to teach children how to learn rather than what to learn through the development of executive functions. Science tells us that executive functions are best developed in the early years through a child’s experiences. By having three different learning environments, the children’s experiences are exponentially increased, and the simple act of transitioning from one environment to another, further amplifies the effect.

What makes your program so different from other child care and preschool programs?

Fueling Brains Academy is the only brain development research-based preschool and child care in Alberta and Saskatoon. Our unique curriculum blends Montessori education with the Reggio Emilia-inspired learning philosophy, as well as an award-winning physical literacy program that promotes the connection between the body and mind. We also provide behavioural coaches to support each and every child’s individual needs, and help them on the path of lifelong learning. 

What is included in your fees?

Fueling Brains Academy provides exceptional value for money! We provide all daily toileting consumables for children including diapers, wipes, and diaper cream. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks are included in our extended care programs, while our Preschool only programs include lunch. Bedding is provided in all Infant programs. In addition, your tuition goes towards all required materials for day to activities, individualized reports and assessments for every child, special guests, projects, and specialized instruction, participation in special events as well as Parent Education Nights and other adult-oriented educational programs.

Are meals extra? What if we want to opt out of meals?

Fresh, mostly organic, hand-made meals are an included part of our service, and there are no additional charges for dietary substitutions and accommodations for allergies. While parents are always welcome to prepare and send lunch or breakfast for their child, opting out of meals does not impact our tuition rates. 

Do you offer preschool in the summer months?

In the summer our attention shifts to delivering exceptional summer camp experiences based on fun, educational themes that encourage children to get outside, stay active, think creatively, socialize with their friends and much more. By shifting our focus, children, teachers and families are given flexibility to enjoy summer holidays while also staying in the routine of daily learning.

Do you offer a sibling discount?

We have a one family, one registration fee policy, which means for families that have at least one child actively enrolled at any of the Kids U campuses, registration fee for any subsequent siblings at Kids U would not be charged. 

TWIN DISCOUNT: For families of twins or triplets, the cost of child care can be even higher than for a family with multiple siblings. For this reason, we provide a 10% discount for families of twins and triplets enrolled at Kids U.

Do you offer drop in care?

The Fueling Brains Academy curriculum is unique and takes time for children and families to understand. Drop in care is only available to existing Fueling Brains Academy children who are scheduled part-time, or to children who have graduated from our Preschool program and require additional Kindergarten care during holidays.

Do you accept children with special needs and developmental delays?

At Fueling Brains Academy, we believe that all children are capable, competent, creative and able to learn. We also recognize that the learning needs of every child are unique and require special care and attention. If you are the parent of a child with special needs or developmental delays, please connect with a member of our team so that we can understand the best way to support you.

Do you accept Subsidy?

Yes, we accept subsidy at all of our Fueling Brains Academy locations. Simply click on the Grants & Funding  button on our website to be directed to the government application site for your respective province (Alberta or Saskatoon).

What is the ratio of staff to children?

Ratios are determined by the governing body of your respective province,  and adhered to by Fueling Brains Academy in all our classrooms. Child to adult ratios per age-group are as follows:

Alberta

  • Junior Infant (under 12 months) – 3:1
  • Senior Infant (12 months to 18 months) – 4:1
  • Junior Preschool (19 months to 3 years) – 6:1
  • Senior Preschool (3 years to 6 years) – 8:1
  • Summer Camps (7 to 12 years, July & August) – 10:1

Saskatchewan

  • Infant – 1 : 3
  • 19 months to 2.5 – 1 : 5
  • 2.5 and up – 1 : 10
Do the children have to be immunized?

In Alberta and Saskatchewan, it is not a requirement to have your child immunized before attending child care, preschool or school. We do request that parents inform us if their immunizations are up to date.

Do children have to wear masks all day long?

According to the Governments of Alberta and Saskatoon, and their health services organizations, children attending daycares are exempt from wearing masks inside the campuses. However, all visitors to the campuses are required to wear a mask, and as per Fueling Brains Academy’s own policy, all staff members are required to wear a mask throughout the day.

Do you guys work with children who are anaphylaxis to foods/environments/medication?

Having a child with a severe allergy or medical condition is not easy for parents. We are proud of working directly with families to develop medical plans that support children’s needs to learn and socialize while also being safe. Each of these plans are developed individually prior to enrollment in order to reassure parents that they are making the best choice for their child. This may require additional reviews with our team members so that everyone has a shared understanding of your individual requirements.

Canada Locations

Braeside Campus

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New Brighton Campus

Strathmore Campus

Walden Campus

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Braeside Campus

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Bridgeland Campus

7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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Centennial Campus

7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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MCKNight Campus

7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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New Brighton Campus

7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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Strathmore Campus

7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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Walden Campus

7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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West 85th Campus

7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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Saskatoon Campus

7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Bridgeland Campus

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Centennial Campus

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MCKNight Campus

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New Brighton Campus

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Strathmore Campus

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Walden Campus

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West 85th Campus

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