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 Start Date

Bezanson

Community Hall

Pam Rintoul

780-933-0964

 

Tuesday

10:00 am -12:00 noon
Sept 13
Clairmont Wellington Resource Centre

Pam Rintoul

780-567-2843

 

Thursday

10:00 am-12:00 Noon
Sept 15
Beaverlodge Neighbourhood Resource Centre

Keshia McLaughlin

780-354-4180

Wednesday

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Nov 21

 

Playschool Programs

All County of Grande Prairie Playschool programs are child-centered and focus on delivering developmentally appropriate programming for 4 year olds, with the exception of Clairmont where we offer a program for 3 year olds as well. Our Early Childhood Development staff are licensed to plan and deliver programs based on the needs, interests, and developmental stages of the children.

 

The following Playschools will offer programs this upcoming 2018-19 year:

Program Instructor Days/Time Start Date

Bezanson

Playschool

(4 years)

Theresa McLeod

bps@countygp.ab.ca

M/W

9:00 - 11:30 am

Oct 2

Clairmont

Playschool

(3years and 4 years)

Tracy Johnston

cps@countygp.ab.ca

3 programs, Varying days

and times

 Sept 6

Elmworth Playschool

(4 years)

 Angie Sanderson

eps@countygp.ab.ca

M/W

12:30 – 3:30 pm

 Oct 2

LaGlace Playschool

(4 years)

 Elissa Moe

lps@countygp.ab.ca

M/W

8:30 – 11:30 am

 Oct 2

Valhalla Playschool

(4 years)

Reanna Stockman

vps@countygp.ab.ca

T/TH

1:00 - 3:30 pm

 Oct 3

Whispering Ridge Playschool

Megan Van Bavel

wrps@countygp.ab.ca

M/W

9:00 - 11:30 am

T/TH

9:00 - 11:30 am

Sept 17

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