Bright Futures Play Academy

Children served by early years programming at Bright Futures Play Academy will have the opportunity: to acquire, create, connect, and communicate through experiential learning and purposeful, balanced play, focused on experiencing multiple literacies through rich inclusive learning environments.

These programs are designed for both children with a variety of skills and needs. Regular early entrance students are accepted as well as children with specific needs.

When considering a program for your age 3 or 4 child, reflect on these questions:

  • Does my child have a limited vocabulary? Struggle with expressing thoughts? Have difficulty understanding?​
  • Would my child benefit from positive interaction with others?​
  • Is the primary language spoken at home something other than English?​
  • Does my child appear to have advanced literacy skills?​
  • Do I want my child to have an opportunity to learn with other children in a stimulating learning environment that prepares them for kindergarten?​

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you should explore registration in the Bright Futures Play Academy.

“If we wait to intervene until children are in school or even adults, we miss out on the most promising opportunities to create better outcomes for our children. This means that investing wisely in those first five years of life will yield a wide range of dividends for our collective benefit.”

(Alberta Health and Wellness, Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health © 2011 Government of Alberta Let’s Talk About the Early Years)

Register for Bright Futures Play Academy

Children must be 3 years or 4 years old by December 31 of the upcoming school year in order to apply. Applications must be filled out online, which can be found on our website under "REGISTRATION". Our programs are designed for children to attend two days per week on a Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday schedule. Both options have equal amounts of class time. Four days per week programming may be available following further consultation with families and is based on location and availability.

Fees: There is a $130.00 non-refundable fee when registering your child in BFPA - Terrace Ridge School (this fee will be applied to your child's Parent Portal account in June and once paid, will hold your spot for the fall). The fee for the full year is an additional $1,350.00 with two payment options:

September 15th - pay full annual fee of $1,350.00


September 15th - pay half the annual fee $675.00

February 1st - pay the balance of $675.00

*We do not offer the option to make monthly payments.

**If you are requesting all 4 days, we will put you on a waiting list until the fall and let you know then if we have space available.

Access the Parent Portal HERE!

Program Calendar 2023-2024

Pick Up and Drop Off Hours

Your child's teacher will be contacting you with detailed information prior to start-up. However, morning drop-off will coincide with the school hours. School hours vary from school to school but are listed on school websites. Terrace Ridge hours are 8:20 - 11:20 a.m.

2024-25 Mon Wed BFPA Calendar

2024-25 Tues Thurs BFPA Calendar