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We Care Daycare & Out of School Care

Our Daycare and Out of School Care is Licensed & Accredited. We provide care for 68 Daycare children and 88 Out of School Care children. The Center is open from 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM every day of the week, except for statutory holidays.

We Care Daycare & Out of School Care center will provide high quality care for your child. We will take care of your child the way you take care of them. We are here to provide a very enriching experience for your child.

We Care Daycare & Out of School Care provides service to parents and children from diverse ethno-cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Our program is specially designed to meet the needs of the children attending the program including not just diversity of background, but also differences in age, gender, skill level & their ability to comprehend. We accept & encompass their diverse needs & reflect this in several aspects of our programming.

All children’s toys and furnishings are age appropriate. The walls are painted and decorated with child safe materials. As you enter the door, the waiting area will greet you where the notes and information for parents are posted. Each room has a check in/out binder for your children’s safety. Adjacent to the waiting room is the office for our management staff.

Parent Handbook

Staff Handbook

Our Facility

We have six play areas:

Each of these playrooms have child accessible washrooms. Our washrooms are also wheelchair accessible and friendly. We have a kitchen where we prepare healthy breakfast, lunch and snacks for the children every day. The staff have their own space and washroom as well.

We have a large outdoor playground adjacent to the building that is secured by a fence with gates that cannot be easily opened by the children. All the outdoor play equipment are regularly inspected, in good repair, with many varieties, and developmentally appropriate for the children.

Our Program

Our Center offers a full day program for children aged 3 months to 6 years as well as a School age program for children aged 6 years to 12 years. Our licensed capacity is 156 children a day. Nutritious snacks and meals with multicultural focuses are provided. We use a child-centered approach, where teachers pay close attention and respond to each child’s interests, abilities and learning style. Using a variety of hands-on materials, learning is made fun and functional. It is our goal to create a warm and nurturing environment enriched through a “learning through play” curriculum and which recognizes and promotes the development of each child in accordance with their individual needs. Goals are set for each child in all areas of development. Program planning incorporates a variety of planned and spontaneous activities to enhance each area of development. Our program also provides an inclusive program where children with and without disabilities participate in the same routines and play experiences. Providers in inclusive programs learn to recognize children as distinct individuals with special strengths and needs.

Calgary Daycare

GYMBOREE PLAY ROOM

Our program provides children with a GYMBOREE PLAY ROOM. Gymboree is designed for both education and play. Our age-appropriate activities help develop the cognitive, physical and social skills of children as they play. Gymboree has been fostering creativity and confidence in children ages 0-12 for over 40 years. Our Gymboree Play Room provide an environment where children are free to move, play and explore safely. Our equipment is soft, colorful, and age appropriate.

Prices

Infant RM: 3M – 19M $1075.00
Toddler RM 1: 19M – 24M  $1075.00
Toddler RM 2: 24M – 3y  $975.00
Preschool RM: 3Y – 5Y  $950.00
ECS 1/2 day 5Y – 6Y  $875.00
ECS Full Day 5Y – 6Y  $600.00
BAS 6Y – 12Y  $600.00

 

We Provide drop in care.
We Provide part-time care.
We Provide BAS care for either mornings or afternoon.
We provide subsidy and will help with all subsidy paper work.
We accept Special Needs Children.
We will accept children with FSCD funding.
Please call to find out more information.

Our Admission Form

Please take the time to fill up our application form and give us information on how to contact you for the follow-up. You can bring the filled-up form to our center personally during your visit or send it via email. Feel free to contact us for any questions.

Our Follow Up Process

We will contact you after we have reviewed the application/admission form you have submitted. We will schedule a family tour & interview where parents and guardians can discuss in more detail all the information that is on the form.

Registration

Your child’s registration package contains a lot of very important information. Please ensure that you fill out all of the forms accurately so that we may reach you if necessary. It is important that you notify the office in the event of changes in address, phone number, emergency contact, etc. Please remember at the time of registration there is a $75.00 registration fee required which is non-refundable.

Subsidy

Subsidy is available for eligible families. To determine eligibility, please visit the following website:
http://humanservices.alberta.ca/financial-support

If you will be receiving subsidy, you must be approved for subsidy prior to your child attending at the Centre. Proof of approval must be provided to the office prior to starting. If you wish to start prior to approval being received, you will be required to pay the full monthly fee and you will be credited the following month, if applicable. If your child does not attend the Centre for the requisite number of hours as per subsidy requirements, you will be responsible for the difference.

IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO KEEP YOUR SUBSIDY VALID AND UP TO DATE. IF YOUR SUBSIDY EXPIRES AND IS NOT RENEWED ON TIME, YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR FULL FEES UNTIL SUBSIDY APPROVAL IS PROVIDED TO US. Please note that the subsidy office is quite busy and it is best to provide all documents required for renewal at least one (1) month prior to subsidy expiry to avoid disappointment. If you provide documents late, you may be required to appeal the subsidy office to back-date your subsidy, which is not guaranteed. Subsidy may be applied for on-line at the website above. To be considered full-time, a subsidized Day care child must be at the center a minimum of 100 hours per month, and a subsidized Out of School Care child must be at the center a minimum of 50 hours per month. We are happy to assist you with your subsidy applications. Our door is always open!

Staff Qualifications

Working with children on a daily basis requires specialized knowledge and skills to ensure daily programming and interactions are positive and challenging. All staff members at our facility hold Early Childhood Development certificates and have been certified by the Government of Alberta. All staff members must provide the center with original and recent policy security clearances prior to start work at our center. It is also a policy at our center that all staff working with children must have first aid certificates. First Aid workshops will be periodically held to ensure our staff keep their first aid certificates valid. We believe that our experienced and knowledgeable staff will create an exciting and safe learning environment for your child. Staff certifications and first aid certificates can be found on the Staff Board in the entrance of the center. To assist our staff in their continued education, staff will be provided with an opportunity to upgrade and use professional development funding provided by the Government of Alberta. The staff at our center will also periodically attend workshops (either on site here or conjunction with another child care center).

The staff at our Center consists of an Executive Director, Assistant Director, Early Childhood Educators, Cook, as well as volunteers.

Executive Director
The Centre’s Executive Director is the principle executor of the center’s policies concerning operations and programs. The Director is also responsible for the implementation, supervision, and coordination of all aspects of the operation of the center in compliance with the Day Care Act.
Assistant Director
The Assistant Director will take on the role of Director when the Executive Director is unavailable.
Early Childhood Educator
The permanent, full-time teaching staff are responsible for the daily care, instruction and supervision of the children at the center, under direct supervision of the Executive Director and or Assistant Director. Educators are responsible for the daily planning, implementation and evaluation of the program activities.
Cook
The permanent, full-time cook is responsible for providing nutritionally appropriate meals and snacks for children aged 12 months to 12 years. Other responsibilities include menu planning, purchasing, food preparation and service. The cook must have at minimum her Level 1, food safe handling course certificate, First aid, Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search.
Volunteers
At our Day Care and Out of School Care, we welcome Volunteers interested in being involved with our center. The purpose of Volunteers is to provide extra support and aide to our center, whether we are in the center or on a field trip. Volunteers do not count as staff for the purposes of maintaining staff to children ratios. All Volunteers will be required to read, understand the Parent’s Handbook, Staff Handbook, and sign the center’s Volunteer Agreement to ensure understanding of our program and appropriate actions when dealing with children.

There are three types of Volunteers that may be at a center at any given time: (1) Parent Volunteers; (2) Regular Volunteers; (3) Student Volunteers;

Our Menu

Nutritious snacks and meals with multicultural focus are provided including a full vegetarian menu as well as a full halal menu.

Healthy vegetarian/halal lunch for little kids including vegetables and fruits, helping children to learn healthy eating habits.

We prepare the children’s morning and afternoon snack and nutritious lunch fresh every day in our onsite kitchen. We follow the Canada Food Guide in menu planning. We strictly follow safe food handling practices and all the staff who prepares food have safe food handling training certificates. We have sets of weekly menus that rotate and may change without prior notice depending on the availability of items, though we will post any changes in our bulletin boards.

Healthy Snacks
Careers

Careers

We are actively hiring:

CHILD DEVELOPMENT SUPERVISOR
CHILD DEVELOPMENT WORKER
CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT
CHILDCARE CENTER COOK
BUS DRIVERS

If you have a genuine and natural affinity for children and are truly empathetic to their needs, email your resume to info@wecaredaycare.ca

Contact Us

Please visit our daycare between the hours of 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM every day of the week or give us a call.

Sat and Sun care is an extra charge please call the office if you are interested.

WE CARE DAYCARE & OUT OF SCHOOL CARE PROGRAM
120 5701 17TH AVE SE
CALGARY, AB  T2A 0W3