Canada Place Child Care Society (CPCCS) opened its daycare in 1988, the same year that the downtown Edmonton building of Canada Place was constructed. We occupy a large portion of the second floor and have the capacity to care for up to 80 children.
For two decades, CPCCS has been one of the top non-profit daycares in Edmonton. We pride ourselves on long-term retention of staff and have a group of dedicated parents who volunteer in various ways.
Program’s Child Care Philosophy
Canada Place Child Care Society (CPCCS) holds a strong belief in the values and relationships of children in all stages of their development. We view each child as a mighty learner and citizen with an equal and active participation, using their many roles to enhance their own growth.
Our current programming is play based that follows the Flight: Alberta’s Early Learning and Care Framework and Reggio Emilia approach. Both approaches recognize a child as strong, capable, competent, and full of potential. Children are held in high regard and are researchers and co-learners alongside their educators. Our programming develops out of the interests of the children themselves and promotes the unique ways children can communicate before they can fluently speak. We give them the time and resources to immerse fully in the play that interests them. We take pride in helping children be free from prejudice- whether of race, class, colour, creed, nation, gender, religion, and degree of ability or of material wealth.
We currently provide special programming such as music, yoga, and creative dance for the children. These programs align with the notion that children come into the world with a hundred languages. Music and dance provide a venue for children to express themselves in creative ways. We also strive to achieve the Canada Physical Activity Guidelines by providing our children with opportunities to explore the local community through guided walks and time in our private gym and playground.
Our daycare has:
- Six large and bright children’s rooms which are divided by age
- A large indoor gym with toys designed to foster gross motor development
- A private outdoor playground located next to the building in a quiet area
- Many areas within walking distance that are used for indoor and outdoor outings like the Stanley Milner Library, City Hall, Citadel Theatre, Churchill Square, the River Valley, the Chinese Gardens, Alberta Provincial Museum and Alberta Art Gallery