Registration is ongoing for our daycare program !

Contact us today if you’d like to know more about our early learning center. Click the link below to add your child to our waiting list.

Childcare subsidies are available







Waiting List Registration

Welcome to Free to be Kidz!

Our  fully licensed early childhood centre, located in the Windsor Park Community, is inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach and guided by the Alberta Early Learning Curriculum Framework. Rather than a method or a set curriculum, the Reggio Approach refers to an ever-evolving set of of community-constructed values and educational theories that are continually translated into high-quality educational practices by educators all over the globe.


We believe that children have a natural capacity to feel wonder when they explore and experience the world around them. As educators, it is our role and responsibility to provide opportunities that will inspire wonder, creativity, and curiosity. As children explore through hands-on activities motivated by curiosity, they develop an intrinsic motivation that leads to a love for lifelong learning. In our beautiful, aesthetically pleasing space adorned with the children’s own bright artwork, little hearts and minds are encouraged to soar.  Join us in our exciting pursuit of wonder !

About Us

With over 20 years teaching experience, proven excellence in delivering a Reggio Emilia inspired program, and a passion for early childhood education, owner and teacher, Karina Carvalho, decided the time was right to combine her passion and expertise in the creation of our exciting new daycare, Free to be Kidz.


Reggio Emilia Philosophy
  • Learning is driven by the children’s interests and ideas, and children should participate in what they are learning and the direction that it is taking.
  • Children should have opportunities to learn by exploring the world around them in relationship with other children through touching, moving, listening, and observing
  • Children should have infinite ways to express themselves, and have access to open-ended materials
  • Children are “knowledge bearers,” so rather than being the target of instruction, they should be considered apprentices who are encouraged to share their ideas, hypothesize, question, and discuss
  • Children are competent, creative, full of potential, curious, ambitious, and beautiful
Christian Education Philosophy
● The wonder-inspiring world that our students explore is the beautiful creation of God
● He gave each person the capability, gifting and desire to learn, explore, and create
● Children develop these giftings by drawing their attention to God’s creation as they learn through hands-on experiences
● Through stories, discussions, games, songs, and the teachers’ example, we teach Biblical concepts such as:
– loving our neighbour as ourselves and what that tangibly means (i.e. sharing, turn taking, kindness, using our words instead of responding physically in anger, etc.)
– each person is precious, loved, and unique in God’s sight, and therefore we should love one another and treat each other with kindness and respect


Role of Teachers

Co-learners and collaborators with the children and not just instructors

Role of the Environment

Integration of each classroom with the rest of the school and the school with the surrounding community

Role of Parents

Encouraged to participate in the school community through volunteering

Our Programs

 Free to be Kidz is pleased to offer you a daycare program. Our daycare services run every weekday from Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 5:00pm for 2 to 5 years old.


Please note: There is a non-refundable registration fee of $200 for the full day program, This fee is used to purchase the high quality art and classroom materials that make our program outstanding.


We are so happy to welcome your child into Free to be Kidz. Registration is ongoing for our daycare programs. Childcare subsidies are available.

Please click below and add your child to our waiting list. We will be in touch with you once we have a spot available.

If you would like more information or to book a tour of our space, email our director at

732, 55 Ave SW Calgary, AB – T2V 0G3
(2nd floor of First Evangelical Free Church)

or call  (587) 287-8907