Rocky Forest Daycare

The Rocky Forest Daycare is a fully licensed, pre-accredited daycare facility. On-site at our Home Next Door, our daycare is able to accommodate up to 33 children, ages three months to Kindergarten. The majority of our children are toddler and preschool aged.

WINGS puts children first

The Rocky Forest Daycare is a Reggio Emilia-inspired, child-centered and child-focused daycare.

Our early learning programs are carefully planned to tap into children’s expressed interests and fully engage their imaginations in our daily activities.

To support our children in their growth and development in all areas, the Rocky Forest Daycare is partnered with Genesis Early Learning, drawing on the resources of a valuable team of Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists and Behavioural Therapists.

We prepare and provide a Canada Food Guide approved morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack for our children.

A lovely outside play space is accessed year round, providing children with plenty of fresh air and physical activity.

We look forward to meeting you and working with you and your family at the Rocky Forest Daycare!

What is a Reggio Emilia approach to early learning?

The Reggio Emilia approach to teaching young children puts the natural development of children as well as the close relationships that they share with their environment at the centre of its philosophy.

At the Rocky Forest Daycare, we utilize natural objects and found materials in our classroom as much as possible, to teach our children about different ways to be creative within their environment.

Facts About Family Violence

While not all children who witness violence suffer direct physical abuse, they frequently develop long-term behavioural and psychological problems. Exposure to violence can affect children’s brain development and ability to learn, and lead to a wide range of behavioural and emotional issues such as anxiety, aggression, bullying, phobias, and insomnia.

(Child Abuse/Children Exposed to Violence Information Sheet, Alberta Children and Youth Services, October 2008. Available: http://www.child.alberta.ca/home/images/familyviolence/doc_opfvb_sheet_child_colour.pdf)

Violence against women happens in all cultures and religions, in all ethnic and racial communities, at every age, and in every income group.

Women's Voices

"Daily groups help with not feeling like you are the only idiot who fell for a partner’s lies.

Weekly counselling helps with finding ways to get over the blame, shame, guilt and anger, and start healthier habits.

Bread donations help with weekly grocery budget. Clothing donations also help with the budget.

WINGS is needed in this province. Our children deserve to see their mothers safe. Our children will take over this world eventually, isn't it better to fill their eyes with hopes and dreams than fear and despair? Do it for the kids!"