Lakeland College currently provides childcare facilities on the Vermilion campus. The centre operates in conjunction with the College's early learning and child care program.
We serve children between the ages of 19 months and 6 years and have a capacity of 30. Our centre is staffed by well educated, dedicated and Alberta certified childcare workers. The centre was accredited in 2007 by the Alberta Association for the Accreditation of Early Learning and Care Services.
Our learning-though-play philosophy offers group time activities, free play in the learning centre, gymnasium and outdoor play, rest periods, noon lunches, morning and afternoon snacks.
|Fees & Hours|
• 19-36 months $750/month
• 3 and older $700/month
Our centre is open from 7:45 am to 5:30 pm weekdays. We are closed during July and August.
One advantage for parents who work or go to school at Lakeland College is the viewing room where you can go and watch your child(ren) but they can't see you.
|Play Programs in November & April|
The early learning and child care diploma program's second year students run play programs for community children as their practicums in November and April.
They offer two play groups. One is for infants (five months to two years) and another for toddlers and preschoolers (age two and a half and up).
Students post their activities for the morning or afternoon play programs on a bulletin board outside their rooms. Parents can check out the activities and the instructors check out the plans marking for appropriateness and planning.
Instructors also supervise the students. Students take turns working with the two age groups and floating as helpers preparing snacks and lending a hand where needed.
The program runs five days a week for four weeks. Watch for announcements of the next play program or contact Susanne Martin at 780 853 8618 or e-mail email@example.com.
Lakeland College's Child Development Centre is part of Alberta's Promise, a program that encourages communities, businesses, service clubs, foundations and agencies to work together to direct more resources to benefit children and youth. The centre is registered as an agency and can post its needs with Alberta's Promise. It's a made-in-Alberta version of America's Promise and Ontario's Promise. The program uses a little red wagon as its symbol. It's taken from Colin Powell's announcement of the American program in 1997.
"...every child should have a Little Red Wagon ... A Little Red Wagon to pull around the heavy load of life ... A Little Red Wagon to pull around his or her dreams. The Little Red Wagon also has a very long handle so that an adult can come along and help when the road is particularly difficult or rocky".
|For more information about our child development centre, please call Shannon Oldenburg, the centre supervisor at 780 853 8801 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also call the general centre number at 780 853 8531.|