Grande Prairie Family Centered Coalition
Building Blocks is a fully accredited, caring, progressive day care, focusing on high quality child care for GPRC students, staff and community families, located on the southeast corner of the GPRC Grande Prairie Campus. Our six bright, clean and well-equipped rooms, provide easy and convenient access for parents to visit.
The On-Campus Day Care Society is a non-profit organization that facilitates the operation of a high quality, developmentally appropriate child care programs for students, staff, faculty, and community members at GPRC.
A Bright Beginning Child Care is operated by a non-profit society that is dedicated to providing quality child care. Our program provides care to children 12 months to 6 years of age. The child care centre consists of rooms which are set up with a variety of learning centers. These centers encourage children to participate at their own pace and follow their own natural sense of curiosity and discovery. Weekly plans are based on learning objectives, which are based on observation of children regarding their interests and developmental level. Each week the program plans are posted near or in your child's room. Please stop and familiarize yourself with the events planned. The center provides 2 snacks (8:30 am and 3:00 pm) and a balanced nutritional lunch at 11:30 am. A menu is posted in the front hall to the right of the kitchen door. Meals are prepared on site.
We are committed to giving your child (and family) a happy, supportive and nurturing environment that promotes learning.
Day Care Program
At Stepping Stones we aim to provide high quality Early Learning & Child Care. We employ qualified Early Childhood Educators that provide the children with ongoing opportunities to develop their abilities. Each child will have the chance to explore through play the things that interest them. Emerging skills will be supported through a curriculum that is developed through the Educators observations of the children. Lots of focus will be on literacy, science, mathematics and physical development presented in a playful, engaging format.
We believe in working with children, families and community agencies to effectively facilitate positive learning, which will allow individuals the opportunity to grow in every area of their development. We believe that all children and families need to be valued, respected and treated with kindness and compassion in all situations.
Day Home Program
Stepping Stones Family Day Home Program offers Government of Alberta regulated, approved, monitored and accredited family day home services in Clairmont and the city of Grande Prairie.
Our day homes offer quality child care to children ages infants to 12 years. The diverse and multi-age groups in our day homes offer unique opportunities and experiences in which children grow, learn and support one another. Our day home providers ensure the well-being of all children in their care by following established health and safety practices; children’s development is supported through exercising appropriate learning environments and family members are treated as partners in raising healthy children. Our day home providers are knowledgeable of and maintain the Alberta Family Day Home and Alberta Child Care Accreditation Standards; as well as agency policies and procedures which certifies quality and safe child care. All Stepping Stones Day Home Providers have a minimum of Child Development Assistant training.
For more information email: [email protected]
Supports to Early Learning and Child Care Programs
The Supports to Early Learning and Child Care Program is a regional support system that provides services to child care programs, community agencies and affiliated organizations in Northwest Alberta. Early Learning Consultants have skills, expertise and knowledge to support your program. Our goal is to increase sustainability and quality in Early Learning Programs throughout Northwest Alberta.
Early Learning Consultants can provide supports and services in the form of consultation to programs in the following areas:
- Administrative Support
- Environmental Design
- Professional Development Opportunities
- Regional Networking
- Program Development
- Indoor/ Outdoor Play Spaces
- Board Development
For more information, please contact 780-532-9684 ext. 117
Inclusive Child Care Program
Helping to ensure the inclusion of young children so that they may achieve their full developmental and learning potential. The Inclusive Child Care Program provides support and resources to Early Learning and Child Care Programs throughout the Child and Family Services Northwest Region 8 for the successful inclusion of children with behavioral and/or developmental needs within licensed/approved Day Care Centers, Family Child Care Programs, and Preschool Programs.
How Does ICCP Provide Support?
This Early Intervention Program works in collaboration with families, caregivers and community agencies to support each child in developing to their full potential. The following core services are provided: Caregiver Education, Support & Resources, Developmental Screening & Assessments, Individual Program Plans, Information and Community Referrals, Family Support and Resources, Parent Education Programs.
Who Does ICCP Provide Support to?
- SPEECH – LANGUAGE
- MOTOR MOVEMENTS
- SOCIAL SKILLS
- COGNITIVE ABILITIES
- SELF-HELP SKILLS
- BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT
- SENSORY INTEGRATION
Watch Me Grow: Family Child Care Program
Watch Me Grow: Family Child Care Program
Provide quality care in a warm accepting environment for children 0 - 10 years of age. To ensure that appropriate standards are maintained in the Family Day Homes.