Joan Beniot, the first Volunteer President of the Society, stated, “Many who opposed our efforts said that we would not find any space in St. Albert that could be used for a daycare, however, after numerous queries we did find the basement of a church that could be brought to standard. At the end of the first year we had passed all inspections and requirements, the centre was running, we had good enrollment and, I believe, we had credibility in the community aided, I am sure, by the presence of the Lieutenant Governor of the time, J.W. Grant McEwan, at the official opening.”
The St. Albert Day Care Society opened in September 1972 in the Elim Pentecostal Chapel, where the Society began to grow and blossom.
In the 1976 we moved into the new Municipal Day Care Centre Building at 6 Cunningham Road, St. Albert. Our first off site Out of School Care Program opened in the Ronald Harvey Elementary School in May 1977. Today we operate two Out of School Care Locations throughout the City of St. Albert. In September 2008 we opened the Ready Set Grow Preschool, where our children continue to be cared for in a safe, healthy, nurturing and stimulating environment by competent professional caregivers.