Early Childhood Development Program

Program Overview

Our program at Bissell’s Child Care Centre is designed to foster improved early childhood development outcomes so your child can get the best possible start in life.

We are guided by the Play, Participation, and Possibilities – An Early Learning and Child Care Curriculum Framework for Alberta

This means our team of Early Childhood Educators plans fun activities that enhance the development of the whole child. Although we do not formally teach concepts such as counting, ABCs and math, planned activities consistently expose the children to all of these concepts, and learning happens informally through hands-on activities.

We provide two healthy snacks and a hot lunch throughout the day. We work closely with families to accommodate food allergies and sensitivities.

Boy crawling under a tire at Bissell's outdoor play area.

We have three outdoor play areas to encourage play, and we plan numerous field trips throughout the summer months. These are included in your regular costs.

Our program also takes great pride in being able to keep parents informed of their child’s learning environment within our centre. We converse with parents at the end of each day, noting any incidents that occurred and any additional items the child may require.

“My son’s social skills were really bad, but he’s learning now. He’s starting to use more syllables than usual, and more words and gestures. It’s gotten easier since coming here.” – Ivy