Yes, we run a year-round program and also offer summer programs during the months of July and August for school-aged children. Anyone can participate in our summer programming and your child does not need to be a current student to register. Contact our centre directly to get pricing and details.
World of Wonders realizes that schedules can vary by household and the need for full time childcare doesn't exist in all circumstances. We do offer part time care for our families on a 2 or 3 (and sometimes 4) days a week basis in order to accommodate those circumstances. Please inquire directly with your centre of choice regarding availability of part-time care.
When a spot opens up, the Centre Director will consult the waitlist for the next child in line to fill the vacancy of the age category needed. For instance, if an infant ages up into the toddler room, a vacancy is created in the infant room. We would consult the waitlist to see who the next available infant is on the list. That parent or guardian would receive the first right to fill the vacancy. If they choose to, their child would be enrolled into our centre and the waitlist would decrease by a family. If that family declines the opportunity, they will be asked whether or not they want to continue to be waitlisted or if they would like to be removed altogether.
World of Wonders used the term Learning Centre in naming our centre as we strongly believe that we are equally a child care provider as we are an educational institution. Children are provided a curriculum and development plan as soon as they are accepted as students and spend their time with us engaged in learning activities. Our program is proven to help increase literacy, arithmetic and language skills. We offer a well-rounded experience for our children and help prepare them for future success in grade school.
Nutrition is one of the cornerstone values of what World of Wonders offers our children and their families. Our centre offer a full meal plan including snacks and a hot lunch. Our menu has been certified by a Registered Dietician and boasts meals made in-house, from scratch and prepared daily.
To ensure consistency between home and childcare, infants follow their own individual nap schedules provided by their parents. When ready, our early childhood educators will work with parents to transition the infants to one nap time per day in readiness for their move to the toddler program. Each child in our toddler, preschool and kindergarten programs is provided with an individual cot for their rest period of up to two hours in length and they are permitted to sleep, rest or engage in quiet activities based on their individual needs, while ensuring that sleep patterns at home are not disrupted.
We use passive discipline which means no staff at World of Wonders is to ever use physical force to implement discipline onto a child. We explain right behaviour versus wrong behaviour through showcasing the positive and negative effects of their actions. We also do not implement the use of time outs and we will work together with our families to find alternative forms of reinforcing positive behaviour. For further clarification in these matters, please consult the Centre Director.
Our learning centre offer before and after school care for children up to the age of 12. At our centre, transportation is provided through school buses at our door step. Please contact centre Director for more details if needed regarding transportation.
Of course. Our staff must have all completed at least the minimum requirements mandated by the Alberta Early Learning and Childcare Act in order to work in our centre. Many of our early educators have received additional training and are certified by an educational institution such as a University or College. All educators and employees are required to have a clear and current criminal reference check, including vulnerable sector screening. Furthermore, World of Wonders mandates that the centre staff hold certifications in CPR and First Aid Training.
Our centre allow for subsidy through Alberta childcare subsidy program. To apply please visit the website Child care subsidy | Alberta.ca. Please contact centre Director if you need assistance with subsidy application.