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Submitted by cschasny on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 9:18am

University Child Care Centre

The University Child Care Centre offers full-time care for children of the university’s students, staff and faculty on the university campus.

The University Child Care Centre believes that play is imperative during the early years of a child's life. The need to imagine, create, explore, and discover is at the core of a child and teaches them to relate to others and the world around them. Their goal is to provide an exemplary, inclusive program that supports and encourages the unique potential within each child.

UCCC Society is a not-for-profit agency that provides quality child care services to children of full-time students, staff or faculty of the U of C.

Our mission statement: To enrich the lives of our UCCCC Society families by celebrating and building a foundation of excellence in early care and life-long learning.

Our vision: To be leaders in early learning and care; dynamic for children, empowering for staff and partnering with families.

Our Main campus location has student Wait List priority and our West campus location has staff/ faculty Wait List priority. Our centres are both licensed by the Alberta Government, Human Services Child Development branch, regulated by Alberta Health Services and Accredited by AELCS. In total between our two locations we can accommodate 198 children ranging in age from 3 months to 5 years old. Our West Campus location also has a Private Kindergarten Program that is mandated by Alberta Education. There is currently a waiting list of approximately 400 children. The waiting time is difficult to predict as it depends on the internal movement occurring in the centres and the age of the spot that becomes available when current families leave or graduate from UCCC.

To inquire about the Wait List or to submit a Wait List application, please check out our web site at www.ucalgary.ca/uccc and/ or email us at waitlist@ucalgary.ca.

Please note: there is a $100 non-refundable Wait List fee for staff/ faculty and a $50 non-refundable Wait List fee for students. All wait list inquiries are handled electronically via email. Tours of the centre must be pre-booked.

Locations are:

Main Campus
Child Care Centre

450 Campus Place NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4

West Campus
Child Care Centre

3820 24th Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4

Kids & Company

Kids Company Logo The University of Calgary joins other corporations across Canada in partnering with Kids & Company to provide innovative work/life solutions to support employees and assist with managing their personal lives.

It is important to the university that child care providing a safe, nurturing, and enriched learning environment is available to faculty and staff.

Kids & Company offers a variety of child care options to help working parents achieve work-life balance, including:
  • Guaranteed spot at a Kids & Company Child Care location within six (6) months of registration
  • Quality, flexible and customized options of child care ranging from 1 day/week to 5 days/week
  • Standard hours are 7 am to 6 pm; extended hours are provided at select locations
  • Emergency back-up child care
  • No late fees
  • Discount for multiple children attending
  • Hot lunch and two (2) snacks provided
  • Cue-based learning incorporating proprietary programs such as Alpha-Mania, Mini Masters and Munchkinetics

To register your child at a Kids & Company centre or for more information about their flexible child care options, please call 1-866-MY KIDCO or visit https://kidsandcompany.com/ca/index.php.

AELCS

Accreditation of Early Learning and Care Services is a not-for-profit organization that delivers accreditation services to child care programs and out-of-school care programs. Accreditation supports child care programs in their efforts to improve the quality of their services and helps families choose the best care for their children. Visit the AELCS website.