Services & Facilities


Child Care Services

There are child care services on both Lakeland College campuses. The facilities, formerly run by college staff, are now run by operators form the community.
  • Campus Corner Children's Centre is the name of the service operated by Dawn Berry on the Lloydminster campus.
  • Early Learning Centre Lakeland will be the name of the Vermilion campus service operated by Debbie Smith.

For contact details see the drop downs.

The drop downs also have links to family day home care providers in Vermilion and Lloydminster.

Campus Corner Children's Centre - Lloydminster
Please email Dawn Berry at for more information and if you are interested in registering your child(ren).
  • Hours of operation will be M-F 6:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Open 12 months a year, but closed all stat holidays, first two weeks in July and Christmas week
  • Offers a well rounded curriculum for children ages 12 months to 5 years.
Early Learning Centre Lakeland - Vermilion

Debbie Smith, who also runs the Vermilion Play Development Centre, will run the Early Learning Centre Lakeland on the Vermilion campus.

This centre will take children from age 12 months to 5 (kindergarten). Full time, part time and drop ins are all welcome.

For more information, please call 780 853 8531.

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
Alberta's Promise
Lakeland College's Child Development Centre is part of Alberta's Promise, a program that encourages communities, businesses, service clubs, foundations andlittle red wagon 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".

Family Day Homes
Vermilion Family Day Home Program, contact Shelley Fillion

Family Day Home Association of Lloydminster, contact Jackie Bertelsen

History of Child Care at Lakeland College
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