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.

Playschool Programs

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

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 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

Tuesdays

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Clairmont - Wellington Resource Centre

Thursdays

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • September 15 (Start Day)
  • September 22 (No Program)
  • June 22 (Last Day)

 

5 Mile Hall

Wednesdays

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

 Dates
  • September 14  (Start)
  • September 28
  • October 12
  • October 26
  • November 9
  • November 23
  • December 14
  • January 11
  • January 25
  • February 8
  • February 22
  • March 8
  • March 22
  • April 12
  • April 26
  • May 10
  • May 24
  • June 14 (Last Day)

Hythe - Hythe Community Library

Wednesdays

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

 Dates
  • September 21 (Start Date)
  • October 5
  • October 19
  • November 2

  • November 16
  • December 7
  • December 21
  • January 4
  • January 18
  • February 1
  • February 15
  • March 1
  • March 15
  • April 5
  • April 19
  • May 3
  • May 17
  • June 7 
  • June 21 (Last Day)

Saskatoon Lake Hall 

Monday 

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

 Dates 
  • November 14 (Start Date)
  • December 12
  • January 9 
  • February 13
  • March 13
  • April 10
  • May 8 
  • June 12