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Our Approach

The Brightling Approach is rooted in nurturing each child’s potential – and that means meaningful relationships with them and their families. We use emerging curriculum, Reggio Emilia approach, and play-based learning. We truly believe that caring inspires learning.

Brightling child examines a tank of stick bugs.

Play-based Learning

The Brightling Childcare Academy approach to all learning is based in play. Young children are naturally more open to learning when the “lessons” are enveloped in their interests: their creativity soars and their engagement deepens as they learn. We guide each child as they learn facts and concepts, and we communicate to them using combinations of words, numbers, art, music, movement, and experimentation – following their own personal interests and optimal learning style.  

Emerging Curriculum

At Brightling centre, we provide meaningful experiences and opportunities for learning, appropriate for each age group, following the Reggio Emilia Approach. Our philosophy of teaching follows emerging curriculum, planning lessons, and activities all based on children’s ever-changing interests.

Brightling child examines a tank of stick bugs.
Caregiver reads to baby in Brightling infant room

Caring Inspires Learning

Because we establish lasting relationships of trust with the children in our care, they feel safe to explore, follow their curiosity, and exercise their creativity. This is proven to help them learn.

We believe children have everything they need to learn about the world, as long as we don’t get in their way.

Children are naturally curious, adventurous, and creative. They bravely take risks every day, as they try new things and meet new people. They make brilliant connections between what is and what could be. Our job, as we see it, is to provide an environment that will: 

1) Inspire, nourish, and reward them as they pursue their learning through guided play and exploration, and

2) Pair them with specialized early childhood educators who are trained to recognize their needs and aptitudes, and offer learning opportunities tailored to them. 

Brightling Childcare Academy strives to offer every opportunity and advantage, for our children to develop a love of learning that will shape their lives in positive ways well beyond their formal schooling. And to join us and their friends in having fun, every day.

Contact Us

1461 Chevrier Blvd. Winnipeg, MB, R3T 1Y7
(204) 487-7879


Monday - Friday: 7 am - 5:45 pm 
Saturday/Sunday: Closed

Brightling Childcare Academy is located on Treaty 1 territory and the traditional homeland of the Metis Nation. We respectfully acknowledge the Indigenous ancestors of this land, and affirm our commitment to creating an equitable community on it.

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