Early Learning & Childcare Centre

Early Learning & Childcare Centre

#35 Duran Trail
Box 599
Wabasca, AB T0G 2K0

Phone: (780) 891-2291
Fax: (780) 891-2124
Head Start: (780) 891-2670

Upcoming Training

Description Application Deadline Start Date Location Poster
Child Development Assistant October 25/2013 Complete Wabasca, AB Yes


The philosophy of the Bigstone Cree Nation Early Learning & Childcare Centre is to provide a safe and nurturing environment geared toward the safety and well being of the child.  This environment nurtures the continuing growth of children’s knowledge and understanding of themselves and their world.  The program recognizes that children are individuals and every child is unique.  It also recognizes that children learn through active involvement and play, and that children show their learning in a variety of ways.  Through active involvement and play the program will enhance the emotional, intellectual, social, emotional and language development of the child.



Child Care is available Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Nemo Room for Infants - 0 Months to 12 Months
  • Tweety Room - 13 Months to 35 Months
  • Dora Room - 36 Months to 47 Months
  • Elmo Room - 48 Months to 71 Months

Aboriginal Head Start on Reserve

Head Start is available Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
September - June Annually

  • Monday & Tuesday - Group 1
  • Wednesday - Friday - Group 2
  • Bussing is available on-reserve.
  • Groups will rotate in February half way through the school year.

Children in the Aboriginal Head Start Program take part in fun and educational activities.These activities are built around:

  • culture and language
  • education
  • health promotion
  • nutrition
  • social support
  • parental involvement


Please note: Childcare Fees will increase by $5.00 effective January 1, 2014. 

Description Employed (per/day) Student (per/day)
1st Child $25.00 $22.00
2nd Child $20.00 $17.00
Drop-Off $23.00 $23.00
K-4, Playschool Students $15.00 $15.00
Late Pick Up (After 5:00 PM) $5.00/min $5.00/min

Head Start is a free program.
Full-time, Part-time fees are to be paid 10 days in advance.
Drop-off fee is to be paid daily before dropping off child.

Full-Time: Monday - Friday between 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Part-Time: 2 or 3 days a week
Drop Off: Based on the availability, please call in advance


Executive Assistant

Child Care Supervisor


Head Start Teacher

Head Start Teacher Assistant  Head Start Bus Driver

Child Care Staff consists of individuals who hold Certification in:

  • Child Development Assistant (Level 1)
  • Child Development Worker (Level 2)
  • Child Development Supervisor (Level 3)
  • Minimum of Child Care First Aid "Level C"

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