MARION CARSON SCHOOL - 5225 Varsity Drive, NW

We operate this program at Marion Carson School in the gymnasium.  We are licensed for 60 out of School Care children.  We offer care before/after school, early dismissals and most PD days.  We lease from Calgary Board of Education and part of the lease agreement is that we don't operate during December break, July and August.

Our business hours are 7:00am - 8:55 am and 3:50pm - 6:00pm.  Monday - Thursday and Friday from 7:00am - 8:55am and 1:20pm - 6:00pm.  On full days we are open from 7:00am - 6:00pm.

This type of program is in the form of a roll away where we set up and take down daily.  Staff are innovative and creative when they set up this program into learning centres such as; art, library, block/building, dramatic, manipulative, games and large motor areas.  Our goal is to make it as home like as possible and to be reflective of the children who are attending.  Children are given ample opportunities to demonstrate leadership skills and are supported in a child lead atmosphere where learning takes place based on their interests. 

If you have any questions about this location or would like to register please feel free to call. 

Seeds of S.P.I.C.E friends are given various opportunities to explore the world around them and develop their sense of wonder, based on their interests.  The children have fun with invitation tables for expanding their interests and giving them chances to see their creativity and capability.

The children have been extremely interested in camping!  We have discussed and planned having a camping day with our friends. An invitation table was set up prior to this event with camping items, such as natural materials, pans, flash lights and mats before having actual camping day.

On camping day the children and staff went to a local park where  the children helped each other pitch the tents.  The children had so much fun playing badminton, making bird feeders, climbing trees, taking a walk, reading books, playing board games and having hot chocolate.  The children showed leadership skills and problem solving techniques by teaching each other how to put up the tents.

When children are interested and engaged in something, the sky is the limit in terms of teaching them things and supporting developmental skills.

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Amy Lee


I have been working for Seeds of S.P.I.C.E since January of 2016.  Being the supervisor of the program has truly been the most rewarding experience.  My education at Bow Valley College has prepared me to take on a leadership role within the organization.  It has also helped me plan a variety of experiences for school age children that will help them succeed in the future!  I am always fascinated by children’s sense of wonder, their ability to soak in knowledge and the way each of their personalities plays a part in the dynamic of the group.  My goal is to continue supporting children with social and emotional development and making sure that each child receives the best care and love that they all deserve.  We are a family at the Seeds of S.P.I.C.E and I love this family.  Thank you for allowing me to be part of your children's lives!  It has been a pleasure getting to know them all.