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

County Playschool programs will be offered in the following communities: Please click on desired school to apply.

  • Bezanson - Monday & Wednesday PM
  • Clairmont - Monday & Wednesday AM and PM -Tuesday & Thursday AM and PM
  • Elmworth - Monday & Wednesday PM
  • La Glace - Monday & Wednesday PM
  • Valhalla - Tuesday & Thursday PM
  • Whispering Ridge - Monday & Wednesday AM and PM - Tuesday & Thursday AM and PM

Applications for the 2023-2024 year will open March 1st, 2023.

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)

Clairmont - Wellington Resource Centre


10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • September 14 (Start Day)


5 Mile Hall


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 - Hythe Community Library
Postponed until further notice.



    Saskatoon Lake Hall 
    Postponed until further notice.