Beacon Icons used in STEAM learning

Daycare Program

STEAM-Focused Approach To Promote Critical Thinkers & Problem Solvers

About Our Daycare


Creating a love for lifelong learning, along with useable, relevant skills at an early age, is one of the reasons we started our Calgary daycare. Given the right tools, it’s amazing what little minds can accomplish. There are numerous articles on the benefits of STEM/STEAM learning. STEAM is a way of educating that we have long followed, first in our day home and now at our Science Matters Daycare.

We will incorporate STEAM activities, both indoor and outdoor every single day during free play and structured play. Additionally, the kids will have free play time using loose parts where they can let their imagination take over.

Reading book at preschool
Group of preschool kids


Our daycare program is geared for children aged 2.5 years to 5 years old, however we do require that your child is potty trained.  With that being said, we understand that accidents happen on occasion which is ok.  We just ask that your child always has a clean set of clothes at the daycare.

Unlike many Calgary daycares, we do not require a registration fee. Science Matters Daycare is open to anyone interested in it, no matter where you live in the city.

Classes run Monday to Friday from 6:30 a.m. till 6:00 p.m.  Parents have the option of choosing from 2 to 5 days per week.


Every day the kids can expect to learn something new based on that week’s theme. In October, for example, it could be a theme about fall. A theme in April might focus on spring, with daily activities spent learning on things like bees and pollination.

Water color painting with autumn leaves paint kindergarten

Our Philosophy & Daycare Fees

Early childhood education can set the foundation as a child grows. In fact, learning through play is one of the most effective ways for young children to learn. Using play as a way to teach makes it fun and engaging for the child.

Even from a young age, simple games like peek-a-boo, sorting, and knocking over blocks or even fitting shapes into a cut-out help develop motor skills and problem-solving abilities. Roughly 80% of brain development is completed by age three, and by age five, that number reaches 90%. This is why it’s important to begin setting the foundation before your child even starts Kindergarten.

Office supplies mangifier

Class Times:

  • Full Day: 6:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Fees (Before Subsidy):

  • 2 days/week: $217/month
  • 3 days/week: $217/month
  • 4 days/week:
    Under 3 years old:$279/month
    Over 3 years old: $362/month
  • 5 days/week:
    Under 3 years old:$526/month
    Over 3 years old: $609/month


You may qualify for an additional $106 to $266 in subsidy based on your family income.  You can estimate what subsidy you will qualify for by using the online Child Care Subsidy Estimator here.

If you would like to apply for subsidy, you can do so here.

Special Events & In-School Trips

Several times a year, the kids will take part in special in-school trips where they will get to know more about agriculture, science, technology, and more. The trips will include visits from:

Front View of Teacher Holding an Animal infront of Kindergarten class

Library Program

Preschool student reaching for a book

Reading is an essential aspect of learning and growth. A love for reading can foster a passion for lifelong learning. Students are encouraged to practice their reading.

Once a week, the children will get to return a book and pick a new one from our daycare library. The idea is like an in house field trip where a small library is set up.

The books will rotate out throughout the year so that there are always new options for the kids. Each child will also receive personalized book bags that they can keep the books in and take home with them.