Building Blocks Day Care Centre
Building Blocks Day Care is thrilled to announced that it has been selected as part of the Alberta-wide pilot program offering $25.00 a day child care!
This program took effect for our facility in June of 2018 and will be renewed annually each April. Thanks to this grant, we are able to offer affordable child care to all of our families!
We are a fully accredited, caring, progressive day care, focusing on high quality child care for GPRC students, staff and community families, located on the southeast corner of the GPRC Grande Prairie Campus. Our six bright, clean and well-equipped rooms, provide easy and convenient access for parents to visit.
We are open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday year-round. We are closed on Statutory Holidays with the exception of Easter Monday.
We have a well maintained and inviting facility, with a fully fenced private playground, and our children enjoy fun outdoor play areas with plenty of equipment and grassy areas. Take a look at our pictures!
Every staff member that is hired has, at minimum, an Assistant-level Child Care Staff Qualification Certificate. A supervisor is also present in each room.
We expect all staff to be certified in First Aid. We also ensure that staff are able to attend conferences, workshops, and courses to keep current with new teachings.
The On Campus Day Care Society is a non-profit organization that facilitates the operation of a high quality, developmentally appropriate child-care program for students, staff, faculty, and community members at Grande Prairie Regional College.
- To provide a warm, nurturing and stimulating environment for children from the ages of 12 months to 5 years
- To meet the individual child's developmental needs in the social, physical, lingual, intellectual, creative and emotional areas.
We provide complete child care for 110 children in total, ranging from 12 months to 5 years of age. Our spaces are divided up as follows:
|12 - 19 months
|20 - 35 months
|3 - 4½ years
|4½ years and older
Our children to staff ratios are in adherence to strict government regulations and are as follows:
||Ratio of Children to Staff
|12 - 18 months
|19 - 36 months
|3 - 4 years
|4½ years and older
Placement is based on availability of space. We cannot guarantee spaces to anyone. We have a wait list that we use to fill our spaces, taking the children of staff and students at GPRC as a priority. If you would like to be placed on our wait list you may do this in person or by telephone.
Thanks to the ELCC Grant, ALL room fees are capped at $550.00 per month.
For our subsidy clientele, as long as all subsidy requirements are met, there are no monthly fees. Parents are required to sign a contract stating they understand the fees are only possible as long as the grant is in effect.
Should the grant not be renewed, fees would return to the original fees found here
For more information, please contact: