As community builders, Beaverbrook is thrilled to open the Beaverbrook Wellness Centre in partnership with Parkland School Division, City of Spruce Grove, Province of Alberta and the YMCA of Northern Alberta. The facility represents a collaborative and successful partnership with two levels of government: a progressive school division and a like-minded, not-for-profit, which will enhance the lives of Spruce Grove residents and reduce the waiting time for working families looking for child care. The Beaverbrook Wellness Centre will provide families in Spruce Grove with access to licensed and accredited child care and support services within walking distance of their homes with the convenience of being adjacent to the new K–9 Prescott Learning Centre located in Beaverbrook’s Prescott neighbourhood.
The YMCA of Northern Alberta is one of the largest and most trusted providers of licensed not-for-profit child care in Western Canada. Today the YMCA operates 67 Child Cares Programs in the Edmonton, Wood Buffolo and Grande Prairie regions. Each week over 3,000 children attend YMCA of Northern Alberta Child Care.
The YMCA Beaverbrook Child Care Centre will serve over 160 children in the community providing families with immediate access to much needed child care. The 10,700 sq. ft. YMCA facility will include dedicated space for infant, pre-school, pre-kinder and after school activity rooms for K–6 children. Located at the rear of the Wellness Centre will be a dedicated walkway that is a direct link to the Prescott K–9 Learning Centre which provides an immediate and safe passage for children attending the Wellness Centre.
Child Care Costs
Infant Care (12 – 18 months)
Early Years (19 months – 5 years)
Each centre provides free parenting and play programs to meet the unique needs of the families and communities it serves. Parents and caregivers can participate in a wide variety of activities and information. They may include:
- Programs and activities to do with their children, such as music and movement, and literacy and numeracy programs
- Parent learning opportunities such as Triple P – Positive Parenting Program
- Information about programs and services, including: speech and language resources, community kitchens, and toy lending and resource libraries
- The Ages and Stages questionnaire – Helps reflect on and support their child’s development from their communication skills to problem solving and motor skills
- An opportunity to get answers to questions and learn more about their child’s growth through a development check-up
- An opportunity to talk to staff about practical tips and information to support and strengthen their skills and confidence in parenting
- A chance to learn what to expect from their child, when to get help, and where the best place is to get help for their situation
- An opportunity to gain skills and strategies for dealing positively with development and behavioural concerns
- A chance to connect with other parents and caregivers in the community by attending drop-ins, programs and other services in group settings
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