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Child Care Information

Strathcona County’s new Child Care Information Bank is a response to an identified service gap, namely, difficulty finding childcare and knowing how to choose safe, quality child care.

Disclaimer:

This Bank is not intended to serve as a legal document, but only provides general information about choosing child care. It is not a replacement for consulting the Child Care Licensing Act nor should it be considered to be a fully authoritative or a comprehensive guide to obtaining child care. Strathcona County assumes no responsibility to any person or persons for relying on the information contained in this publication, nor shall the County be held liable for any damage caused to any person, whether negligently or otherwise.

Quality Child Care: More than “just babysitting”

Babysitters are child minders whereas quality caregivers do more to help your child develop. For example, they tailor games and activities to your child’s age and build self-esteem through warm, loving guidance.

Do you know what to ask prospective caregivers to ensure your child is safe, happy and well-cared for while not with you?

Guide to Choosing Quality Child Care (7.5 MB)

Finding child care

This Information Bank is a list of local child care providers (licensed, approved and unlicensed) who have voluntarily requested to be included on this list. Minimally, all caregivers listed must have satisfactory criminal record checks.

Disclaimer:

This Bank is not intended to serve as a legal document, but only provides general information about choosing child care. It is not a replacement for consulting the Child Care Licensing Act nor should it be considered to be a fully authoritative or a comprehensive guide to obtaining child care. Strathcona County assumes no responsibility to any person or persons for relying on the information contained in this publication, nor shall the County be held liable for any damage caused to any person, whether negligently or otherwise.

Child care listings by age group:

or view the complete list for all age groups.

Still have questions?

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for Parents and for Child Care Providers .

If you know or suspect that a child is being abused, you must report it – it is the law! You can make a report any time, day or night, by calling the Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-387-KIDS (5437).

Phone: 780-464-4044
Fax: 780-449-1220
Email: familyandcommunity@strathcona.ca

Quality child care
Last updated: Friday, April 15, 2016
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