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Early Learning & Child Care Updates

April 6, 2021

With the discontinuation of the ELCC Centre pilot program ($25/dollar day program), we are excited to announce that we are a recipient of the Transition Grant through the Government of Alberta.  This grant is intended to assist programs to transition funding supports out of the Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Centre pilot program.  This transition grant will assist Children's House in continuing to provide programming and services to vulnerable Alberta families in our child care program.   For more information on this grant and what it means for your family please contact Anita at 403-328-5553.

July 23, 2020

The  federally funded ELCC Centre pilot program will come to its natural conclusion in March 2021 and will not be renewed.

Click here to view the Alberta Governments media release on Affordable and Accessible Child Care for more Families 

May 2018

We are excited to have been selected as one of the Phase 2 Early Learning and Child Care Centres in Alberta.


As an ELCC centre we are committed to the following updates:

What will happen to Children’s House daycare as a result of being a phase 2 Early Learning Child Care Centre?

  • Parent fees are capped at $550/month or $25/day

    • This does not affect or include subsidy for individuals who are subsidized

  • Increased parent involvement mandatory

    • Parent involvement within centre

      • Special days Etc.

      • Sharing cultures/family traditions with children

  • Increased knowledge and quality for educators, children and families

  • Accelerated Staff training

    • We will be paired up with a Pedagogical Leader through Alberta Resource Center for Quality Enhancement (ARCQE)

    • Internal staff will be selected for training and becoming Pedagogical Leaders to provide coaching and partners to other staff members.

      • Training provided from Grant MacEwan University

    • Training through Getting Ready for Inclusion Today (GRIT)

    • Mandatory PD days for training

  • Centre changes

    • Spaces reassigned to accept children at 12 months

  • Community Connections

    • Children’s House will be planning events to invite community into our centre.

    • Focus on First nations community connection and reconciliation

    • Focus on welcoming new Immigrant families

    • Focus on awareness for families about community resources available



To ensure we offer the most current centre information to our parents and new clients we ask that you call the centre to request a tour and registration package.  We are continually updating our information, policies and procedures to ensure we offer the most current strategies in early learning and care. 

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