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5024 48th Street, Drayton Valley AB T7A 1E1
View the Town’s Municipal Relaunch Plan, including the Early Childhood Development Centre here.
For guidance on Alberta’s Guidance for Parents of Children Attending School and/or Childcare, click here.
For printable guidance charts, see the links below!
- If your child is asymptomatic and has been identified as a close contact of a person who tested postive for COVID-19.
- If your child has one or more COVID-19 symptoms
- If your child has one or more symptoms of illness that could be COVID-19
Child Care Consultation Survey
Through the Government of Alberta, a survey was offered through virtual engagement sessions and online surveys. This feedback will be setting the direction for updated child care legislation this fall.
Four audience categories were included in this consultation:
1. Parents and caregivers: Those with children age 12 and under who may use a formal or informal child care arrangement. This category also includes those who may use the child care system in the future. In total, 7,406 surveys were received from parents and caregivers from across Alberta.
2. Child care educators: Those who interact with children age 12 and under including early childhood educators. In total, 1,657 surveys were received from educators across Alberta.
3. Operators and stakeholder organizations: Those who have an interest and influence with policy and will assist with implementation; i.e., child care stakeholder organizations. In total, 605 surveys were received from operators and provincial child care associations and organizations across Alberta.
4. Licensing staff: Those who work for the Ministry of Children’s Services and will assist with implementation. In total, 61 surveys were completed by staff in the child care licensing area.
To view the Report in full, click here.
The Province of Alberta has announced that the Early Learning Child Care (ELCC) Centres grant to provide $25.00/day childcare at the Early Childhood Development Centre (ECDC) in Drayton Valley will be in place until March 2021! The full announcement can be viewed here.
ECDC MIGHTY LEARNERS PROGRAM!
Children need to engage in Nature! We know that children who spend more time outside show less anxiety, build better core strength, explore and become more confident in less structured environments and simply become increasingly excited to spend more time independently learning. The intention of the Mighty Learners Program is to nurture their love for nature! Through these sessions we will explore topics such as gardening, indigenous bug and animal species, environmental stewardship, food security and other skills to help foster a sense of helping our world to be a better place. Feel free to call our centre to learn more about what we will be doing as well as subsidy opportunities to help your family balance child care and work.
STIRRING UP MEMORIES COOKBOOK
The children at ECDC present to you the “Stirring Up Memories” cookbook. This little book of love is a compilation of photos, stories and recipes shared by our parents and children at the child care centre. We want to express our sincere thank you to Pembina Pipeline and Vermilion Energy for the funding to make this possible to distribute to all of our mothers on this Mother’s Day. Enjoy and share with us on our FB page photos and feedback if you try out one of these great recipes!
The Early Childhood Development Centre wishes to thank Vermilion Energy for their generous contribution to the program.
This funding will be supporting families struggling due to economic conditions, supporting father involvement, and health and safety through nutrition and recreational lessons. This longstanding relationship has touched the lives of over 800 children in our community!
The ECDC is celebrating 10 years of providing care to children in the community. Read the ECDC 10 year anniversary newspaper to learn more about milestones achieved over the last 10 years.
The ECDC would like to acknowledge and thank the generous companies who sponsor programs at the ECDC and the contributions they make to support families and children at the Centre. Click here to read more about the programs and the companies who support them!
The ECDC has Child Care Spaces Available!
We are accepting registrations to our waitlist for children ages 12 months – 6 years
Part Time Kindergarten Available
Call today to register your child: 780-514-2248
Hours of Operation
Year round, for children ages 19 mos – 6 yrs.
Monday- Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Please note the following government statutory holidays when the ECDC will be closed:
- New Year’s Day
- Family Day
- Good Friday
- Easter Monday
- Victoria Day
- Canada Day
- Heritage Day (August Long weekend)
- Labor Day
- Remembrance Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
- Boxing Day
The child care centre is closed the week of Christmas for yearly maintenance.
The centre is also closed for THREE Professional Development Days in the year. (These dates are announced in the September newsletter to parents).
The Drayton Valley Early Childhood Development Centre is accepting registrations. To find out more about the ECDC contact the Program Manager at 780.514.2248.
For more information please see the Parent Handbook.
The Drayton Valley Early Childhood Development Centre is located in the heart of our community. You will find it nestled amongst a playground, Splash Park and the Park Valley Pool. Our Centre provides a safe and caring family atmosphere reinforcing our vision and goals.
“The Early Childhood Development Centre is committed to providing a quality child care program which will address the full development of each child being cared for.”
Goals of the Early Childhood Development Centre:
Goals for the children:
- To provide an environment that encourages and motivates on all levels: cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development;
- To provide a nurturing environment for children;
- To foster a sense of self-worth in each child;
- To recognize the importance of the individuality of each child;
- To treat each child with respect and understanding;
- To provide optimum nutrition for every child;
- To give the child optimum opportunity to experiment, explore, and discover for himself / herself as much as possible in the environment.
Goals for the parents:
- To provide resources and guidance to parents and caregivers that supports the healthy development of their children;
- To mobilize community resources to provide additional required care for children served by the Centre.
Canadian Child Care Federation
services and programs for direct service providers, child care organizations, educational institutions, government policy makers and public opinion leaders.
Child Care Resource and Research Unit
resources on children and families with an extensive library of online documents in the areas of children and families.