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Our mission is to ensure that children are actively engaged in a healthy balance of enriching activities in a safe, stimulating environment where each child feels respected and valued. Our children are provided with a nutritious and delicious menu and a balance of child-initiated and teacher-directed activities. Our qualified caregivers and instructors are sensitive and responsive to the unique needs and personalities of each child in their care. We are inclusive of all and dedicated to meeting the child care needs of the families we serve by offering a balanced program that encourages positive social, physical, intellectual, creative, emotional and self-concept growth and development.
At Magic Mountain we are committed to providing the dynamic, inter-active, child-centered activities and environment required to meet the social, physical, intellectual, creative, and emotional and self-concept developmental needs of young children.
We provide an environment which is inviting, spacious and emotionally and physically safe with a large variety of learning opportunities. We celebrate and display the children’s completed and ongoing work.
We are committed to establishing a positive and communicative relationship with children and their families and believe that this is essential in creating an atmosphere of respect and trust.
We recognize that our purpose is to support the parents of the children in our care. We share with parents the opportunity and responsibility of caring for their child and welcome their involvement and ideas.
We provide each child with a variety of learning experiences which expand their knowledge and increase their understanding of their community and their world.
We encourage and support child-initiated activities which enable children to share feelings, emotions and ideas with others and give each child a sense of self-worth.
We provide a variety of multi-sensory and differentiated teacher-directed activities to provide the children with information and experiences which will enable all children to become successful and enthusiastic learners.
We believe that emotional engagement is essential to motivating and personalizing learning. Therefore, we
encourage humor, music, laughter and fun in the daily activities and projects that the children undertake.
We provide opportunities for children to learn values; to respect friends and teachers, to work cooperatively, to learn to make good choices and to be kind, self-disciplined and responsible.
We view daycare as a part of the family support system that enables parents to go to work knowing that their child is safe and well cared for in every way.
Meet our Founders
Jane Anderson has resided in the community of Airdrie for almost 30 years. She is a loving mother of 8 children and grandmother to 21. Partnered with her late father Harmen Feenstra, her educational background and love of children led them to found their first Airdrie childcare centre in 1991. Together they served Airdrie's families by providing quality and educational childcare to help working parents ensure their little ones were safely cared for.
Laura Bancroft (right) Jane's 5th child was born after 4 boys! Laura was raised in Airdrie and graduated from George McDougall High School. She attended the University of Calgary and graduated with her Bachelors of Science and then went in for her Masters in Education through Jones International University. Like her mother, Laura has a love of children that runs deep. She married her sweet heart in 2007 and together they had 3 children and adopted 8 more.
Jane & Laura's love of children and passion for education led mother and daughter to partner together and expand Magic Mountain to include a second location (Main Street) in 2012. With wait-lists and a strong desire to continue their service to Airdrie's families and children, the two women continued to expand Magic Mountain to included both the Kingsheights & Sierra Springs centres and most recently the new Airdrie Crossing location. Together they have redefined the childcare experience.