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Our passion is learning! BrightPath’s dedicated early childhood educators are delivering an innovative, engaging, and proven curriculum that ignites a love for learning in all of our children.

All of our instructors and support staff are professionally trained in Early Childhood Education, have a background and vulnerability check, and are First Aid certified.

BrightPath employs a full team of full-time Early Childhood Educational Coaches dedicated to ensuring the curriculum is followed and at the highest standard. Through nurturing guidance, our early childhood educators inspire and encourage individuality in each and every BrightPath kid. Whether you have a budding engineer, athlete, or artist, our variety of fitness, movement, and sports programs teamed with a vast selection of academic programming provides your child with everything they need to get their future education off to a great start!



Early Childhood Education Coach, Calgary & Area

Born and raised in the South of England, Debbie gained her BA (Hons), and Masters degrees more years ago than she cares to remember. Before moving to Canada in 2006, Debbie owned her own business and spent many years working in the health and fitness industry. Debbie saw the move to Canada as an opportunity to switch career paths and focus on something she truly loves. She studied with The Centre for Guided Montessori Studies, becoming an accredited Montessori Guide for children 3-6 years old. She continued working with CGMS as an Instructional Guide and Teacher Trainer, and this has enabled her to work with adult learners from all over the world, helping them become successful as Montessori Guides.

Debbie is passionate about early childhood education and whether it is through Montessori or a more traditional program, ensuring each child is successful and develops a love of learning is her greatest wish.



Early Childhood Education Coach, Calgary & Area and Red Deer

Amy Halpenny received her Bachelors of Education from the University of North Texas with a specialization in early childhood education. She has over twenty years of experience working with children in a variety of settings. Amy began her career as an instructor in an educational daycare setting similar to BrightPath. Then she worked for thirteen years in the public school system teaching children with autism and other behavioural and learning needs. Amy spent almost six years teaching at a private preschool. Since joining BrightPath in 2012, Amy has held the positions of group leader in a Pre-K classroom and Assistant Director/Floor Supervisor before becoming an Early Childhood Education Coach. She has a particular interest in brain research and how it relates to learning and in children’s development of self-regulation. As an early childhood educator, she hopes to have a part in bringing quality, positive early learning experiences to children, helping to instill a lifelong love of learning.