Conveniently located in the Petrolia Shopping Centre mall in Edmonton, ABC is accessible by public transportation and car. Our facility offers free parking and is wheelchair accessible. Please call to book an appointment to visit the centre and spacious grounds. Do you have questions about our programs, fees and available subsidies? You may email us or use our e-form to request information. Our staff responds promptly.
1. What ages of children do you accept?
ABC Child Development Centre accepts children from zero months to 12 years of age.
2. Do you have a waiting list?
The centre generally runs full year-round, working from a waiting list. There are peak times when openings are more frequent (September, January, the beginning of summer). Otherwise, it is typically a ‘one-out, one-in’ situation.
3. Is the centre approved for child care subsidy?
ABC Child Development Centre is a fully accredited daycare and out-of-school care. Families who fall within a certain income range can apply for a child care subsidy. For more information please visit: https://www.alberta.ca/child-care-subsidy.aspx
4. Do parents have to pay fees for days that their child does not attend due to illness or vacation?
Yes, fees are paid during all absences; once space is confirmed, it is payable whether the child attends or not.
5. Are there any times throughout the year that you are closed?
We are opened all year round from 6:30 AM to 6 PM, including spring/autumn break, professional development days and teacher conventions. The only days in which we close are statutory holidays and Christmas break as listed in the centre’s holiday calendar.
6. What if someone other than my spouse/partner or me has to pick up my child?
To protect your child, we require that you provide the names of any individual who has permission to pick up your child. We require advance notice (a phone call, note in a communication book or an e-mail) from you when someone other than the authorized persons will be picking up your child and will check the identification.
7. Do you provide snacks?
We do provide morning snacks.
8. Do you have a summer camp?
Yes, the centre runs a full-day summer camp in July and August. The seats for the camp are limited and it is better to fill out the registration form as early as possible to secure a spot for the child.
9. Will you drop-off and pick-up my child from school?
ABC Child Development Centre provides a walking escort to Greenfield and ST. Stanislaus Schools and children are dropped-off and picked-up by centre’s bus/van from Richard Secord, St. Boniface and Westbrook Schools. During the harsh winter conditions (temperature below -22°C, slippery sidewalks, heavy rain/snow), children from Greenfield and St. Stanislaus are also dropped-off and picked-up by bus/van.
10. What is the method of payment for child care fee?
Parents can pay the fee by either cheque or cash.
11. Join Our Waitlist
The complete registration package can be either emailed to us or can be dropped off at the centre.