The St. Albert Day Care Society Day Care Program strives to provide and maintain an optimum learning environment for children aged 12 months to 6 years. We ensure the environment is safe, healthy, and nurturing.
We provide 2/3 of children's daily nutritional requirements in accordance with the Canada Food Guide. Our menu is carefully planned to ensure each child gets healthy snacks and lunch prepared fresh every day in our full kitchen facility.
Please click here for a sample menu.
Our programs facilitate development and learning in a play setting, nurturing the social, emotional, physical, creative, and intellectual growth of each child. Our aim is to provide the best possible programs and facilities. Every child has the right to feel safe, loved and respected.
The St. Albert Day Care Society programs advocate mixed-age grouping (sometimes referred to as family grouping). This approach is supported for the following reasons:
Mixed-age grouping resembles family and neighbourhood groupings, which throughout human history have informally provided much of children's socialization and education.
Research, although incomplete, indicates that social development can be enhanced by experiences available in mixed-age grouping. Leadership and pro-social behaviours have been observed to increase.
Current concepts of cognitive development - the "zone of proximal development" and "cognitive conflict" imply that children whose knowledge or abilities are similar but not identical stimulate each other's thinking and cognitive growth.
Mixed-age grouping relaxes the rigid, lock-step curriculum with its age-graded expectations, which are inappropriate for a large proportion of children.
Location/Hours of Operation
6 Cunningham Road
St. Albert, AB
Daycare Program opens at 7:00 am and closes at 6:00 pm
Monday to Friday
Daycare Program is closed all Provincial and Federal holidays and the third Monday of August for Professional Development training.