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.
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 programmings such as music, yoga, and French classes 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.
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Yes, we provided hot lunch, morning and afternoon snacks which are included in the monthly fee. We cater to food and dietary restrictions.
Special programming such as Yoga, Music is provided bi-weekly and French Classes are weekly for 3-6 years old. Field trips are planned accordingly based on the interest of the children. There's no additional cost for these special activities.
Most of our educators are Level 3's and Level 2's that are currently completing their Level 3 Certification. They are all certified and trained with First Aid and have an up-to-date Police Check.