About Wild Wonders
We are two teams of adventurous day homes who have been exploring and playing outdoors together daily since 2017. We are neighbouring dayhomes in the community of Glenbow. Our nature focus takes us throughout the Cochrane Ranche's beautiful and diverse landscape of rolling hills, grassland and bush, into the woods, wetlands and in and along the banks of Bighill Creek and down to the Bow River. We connect children to nature through child centered play and hands-on exploration and we follow the Forest and Nature School of Canada ethos, a model of inquiry based, emergent and experiential learning approaches.
Our mission is to give children the opportunity to be nurtured in nature, to explore the wonders of the changing seasons and feel the natural rhythm of the world.
A generation of confident, independent explorers with an essential connection to themselves, to their community, and our natural world.
Our Core Values
Cultivating the growth of the whole child
Hands-on, messy experiences and child-initiated play fosters authentic early learning and is essential to development
Children are respected and listened to, encouraged and supported to foster resiliency, self sufficiency and growth in all areas of development as unique individuals
Children are supported and trusted to safely take healthy risks playing outdoors, learning to thoughtfully assess their own safety and skill, solve problems creatively, build confidence and have new experiences
Children are given freedom and time to follow their interests and direct their own learning
Supporting children on their journey towards stewardship for the planet
Meet the Educators
Wild Wonders recognizes First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples of Canada as traditional stewards of the land. The land we live, work, play and learn on is located within Treaty 7 territory, traditional territories and home of the Stoney Nakoda, Blackfoot and Tsuut’ina Nations, as well as Zone 3 Metis. We recognize all indigenous people who were here before us, live with us now and future generations. As indigenous people have done since time immemorial, we strive to be responsible stewards of the land, and to respect the cultures, ceremonies and traditions of all who call it home. As we open our minds and our hearts to the past, we commit ourselves to working in the spirit of truth and reconciliation to make a better future for all.