Early Childhood Development

Early Childhood Development Programs

The goal of the County of Grande Prairie Early Childhood Development Programs is to provide play-based learning in a safe and nurturing environment in which each child has the opportunity to develop to his/her potential socially, emotionally, physically, creatively and intellectually.

Parent and Tot Programs

For children 0-6 years old and their parents/ caregivers.  A drop-in style program where parents actively engage with their child in a fun, social environment that combines opportunities for free play, information sharing and structured play activities.  Provided at no charge through FCSS funding.

Program Location Facilitator Contact Days/time

Bezanson

Knelsen Centre

Pam Rintoul 780-933-0964

Tuesdays

10:00am - 12:00 (noon)

Clairmont

Wellington Resource Centre

Pam Rintoul 780-933-0964

Thursdays

10:00am - 12:00 (noon)

 

 Playschool Programs

All County of Grande Prairie Playschool programs are child-centered and focus on delivering developmentally appropriate programming for 4 year olds. Contact the specific program for information and options for 3 year olds at Clairmont, Whispering Ridge and Harry Balfour. Our Early Childhood Development staff are licensed to plan and deliver programs based on the needs, interests, and developmental stage of the children. 

 

The following Playschools will offer programs this upcoming 2019-20 year:

Program Instructor Days Time

Bezanson

Playschool

(4 years)

Theresa McLeod

bps@countygp.ab.ca

Monday/Wednesday 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Clairmont

Playschool

(3 years and 4 years)

Tracy Johnston

cps@countygp.ab.ca

3 programs

Varying days

Varying times

Elmworth Playschool

(3 years and 4 years)

 Angie Sanderson

eps@countygp.ab.ca

Monday/Wednesday

12:30 am – 3:30 pm

LaGlace Playschool

(4 years)

Elissa Moe

lps@countygp.ab.ca

Monday/Wednesday

8:30 am– 11:30 am 

Valhalla Playschool

(4 years)

Reanna Stockman

vps@countygp.ab.ca

Tuesday/Thursday

12:20 pm - 3:20 pm 

Whispering Ridge Playschool

(3 years and 4 years)

Megan Van Bavel

wrps@countygp.ab.ca

3 programs

Varying days

Varying times

Harry Balfour Playschool

(3 years and 4 years)

Rebecca Claeys

hbps@countygp.ab.ca

Monday/Wednesday

Tuesday/Thursday

9:00 am - 11:30 am

9:00 am - 11:30 am 

 

Please contact Instructors for more information about registration and fees.

For more information on these play programs, please contact Jolene Nellis, Family and Child Development Coordinator at 780-532-9727 or email