Welcome to Banting and Best


Located at 1819 66 Ave SE, Calgary AB T2C 2K5, Canada

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A Message from our ELCC Supervisor

At Banting and Best, we believe children learn through play. In our daily programming, we offer each child the opportunity to develop and expand their knowledge by engaging in the iSTEAM activities planned around their interests. Our program is a multi-aged group, from kindergarten to grade 6. We encourage children to learn and explore at their own developmental pace, take leadership, and foster positive social skills such as sharing and cooperation. 21st-century technology is a part of our curriculum, providing laptops and tablets for the children to explore Minecraft and setting challenges to reflect their interests using Scratch, Makey Makey, and Ozobot.

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Meet Our Banting and Best Staff!

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My name is LiJun Zhou. I have a B.A in Developmental Studies from University of Winnipeg in Manitoba. I learnt the big impact of quality child care and education programs on human development, family stability, and community well-being. In addition, I am a certified early childhood educator level 3 with four years of experience in child care centres. I was responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of children; helping children develop social skills, and encouraging children to explore their interests. I love working with children, it is my joy to see children grow and develop. I would use my care and my knowledge to enhance children’s interests, as well as assisting their families. I am excited to be part of the team, I am looking forward to learn and assist children with my knowledge; to provide children a fun and learning  experience.

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My name is Kelly and I have a level two certificate and a degree in Kinesiology from the University of Lethbridge. I was born and raised in Calgary. When I'm not at Banting and Best school you will probably find me playing or watching sports. I have played soccer for 16 years and still love to kick a ball around. I am a Calgary Flames fan and a diehard Saskatchewan Roughriders fan!! I also really love spending time with my family and friends. I am really excited to be a part of Coded Minds and to work with the amazing staff and children we have in our program!

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Hi, my name is Alexssa Villanueva, I am very excited to be here and be part of an amazing program at Banting and Best. When I am not at Banting and Best, I am at home with my 2 lovely sons. I have my Level 1 in Early Childhood development and currently enrolled in my level 2 certificate, I have my first aid and 4 years of experience working with kids. I am from Chile and speak fluent Spanish along with English. I have worked with all ages of children and loved each experience.

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