If you have questions about the Bissell Child Care Centre and our program, please look first at this list of Frequently Asked Questions (or FAQs for short).
How much is the monthly fee?
Parent Portion is $220/month for all age groups
How can I apply for the subsidy?
You can apply for a subsidy online via this link or by filling out a paper copy you can receive from us.
Are meals provided for my children?
Yes, we provide three meals each day for children.
What are the required staff credentials?
All of our educators have a minimum level 1 childcare certificate through the Alberta Childcare Certification Board. All educators also have completed a criminal record check. They also have their updated first aid and CPR which must be renewed every 3 years.
When do you open?
Our childcare program operates from 7 am – 6 pm for full-time children and 8:30 am – 4:30 pm for drop-in/respite children.
How old does my child have to be to start?
We accept children from 0 to 6 years old (or until they start kindergarten).
Do you have an OSC program?
At this time, we only cater to Early Years Children who are not in Kindergarten yet.
Will you help my child talk?
We have partnerships with Community Options and the GRIT Program, which support our educators and families to ensure each child in our program has access to the resources needed for their child to meet their basic developmental skills.
What activities do you do with the children?
Our program follows Emergent Curriculum and utilizes the FLIGHT Framework to help the children in our care grow. This means we plan our activities based on the children’s interests and focus on harnessing each child’s likes and growing their skills in that area with the tools from the FLIGHT Framework.