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 their potential socially, emotionally, physically, creatively and intellectually.

Playschool Programs

Applications for the 2024-2025 year are open.

County Playschool programs will be offered in the following communities.

Please click on desired school to apply.

County of Grande Prairie Playschool programs are child-centered and focus on delivering developmentally appropriate programming for three and four-year-old’s. Children can start the program the month they turn three and must be potty trained.

Our Early Childhood Development staff are licensed to plan and deliver programs based on the needs, interests, and developmental stage of the children.

Playschool fees are $60.00 per month.

For more information contact, Family and Child Development Coordinator at 780-532-9727 or by email.

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 LocationDays/time

Bezanson - Knelsen Centre


10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • September 12 (Start Day)
  • September 18 (Last Day)

Clairmont - Wellington Resource Centre


10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • September 14 (Start Day)
  • September 20 (Last Day)


Five Mile Hall

Wednesdays 2nd & 4th of the month

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

  • September 13 (Start Day)
  • September 27th
  • October 11th
  • October 25th
  • November 8th
  • November 22
  • December 13th
  • January 10th
  • January 24th
  • February 14th
  • February 28th
  • March 13th
  • March 27th
  • April 10th
  • April 24th
  • May 8th
  • May 24th
  • June 12th (Last Day)

Hythe - Family and Community Support Services Office

 Wednesday 1st & 3rd of the month

  • December 6th 
  • December 20th
  • January 3rd (NO P&T)
  • January 17th
  • February 7th
  • February 21st
  • March 6th
  • March 20th
  • April 3rd
  • April 17th
  • May 1st
  • May 15th
  • June 5th
  • June 19th (Last Day)

Saskatoon Lake Hall 

Mondays 2nd & 4th of the month 

  •  November 27th
  • December 11th
  • December 25th (Stat no P&T)
  • January 8th
  • January 22nd
  • February 12th
  • February 26th
  • March 11th
  • March 25th
  • April 8th
  • April 22nd
  • May 13th
  • May 27th
  • June 10th (Last day)