NEWS & EVENTS
Proud to be named an Alberta Early Learning and Child Care Centre
The Westlock Community Daycare is excited to have been named one of 22 Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Centres across Alberta.
What we offer
To be selected as an Early Learning and Child Care Centre, we were tasked with making improvements that go above and beyond other child care programs. Our program uses an evidence-based *child care curriculum framework. This program was developed by early learning and child care educators, early childhood academics, government, and professionals working in related fields. It is designed to foster improved early childhood development outcomes so your child can get the best possible start to life.
Starting May 1, 2017, we will also offer:
More child care spaces,
Capped parent fees at $25/day care,
Inclusive supports for children with diverse needs,
Flexible child care hours for parents who work shift work or attend school;
Thank you for your interest in our Early Learning and Child Care Centre program. Please understand that because space is limited, our program is offered on a first-come-first-served basis. To be included on our waiting list, please click here firstname.lastname@example.org. We will contact you should a space become available.
Links and resources
If you have additional questions about Alberta’s new Early Learning and Child Care Centres, please contact: ELCC@gov.ab.ca.
*Play, Participation, and Possibilities: An Early Learning and Child Care Curriculum Framework for Alberta by Makovichuk,L., Hewes, J., Lirette, P., & Thomas, N., is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution –NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Based on the work found at www.childcareframework.com
Posted October 6, 2015
In our efforts to teach the children about recycling, we have joined the GREEN Schools recognition program from SEEDS Connections.
This is a national program that rewards children's recycling projects! If you have small projects our children could explore, give us a call!
Posted December 10, 2019
Our next board meeting will be held at the Westlock Community Daycare at 6:00 pm, January 28, 2020. If you would like to attend, please call the office to book your space!
Results of our 2018 parent survey:
100% agree they are satisfied with the care their children receive in the program
100% agree they feel the program did a good job of explaining the program upon registration
95.2% agree they have, or know how to get, information about the program policies and procedures
95.2% agree they feel welcome visiting the program at any time
100% agree they feel they are kept well-informed of their children's daily experiences
95.2% agree they feel comfortable approaching staff when they have concerns or questions
90.4% agree the program keeps them informed about changes that may affect them or their children
90.4% agree the program gives them opportunities to voice their opinions about policies and procedures that affect them and their families
We will use the results of this survey to brainstorm ways to improve our program. If you have any suggestions on where we can improve, please let us know!