Our Early Learning and Child Care program is located in the historic school house building in the community of Bowness. We accommodate children from 12 months of age through to age 6. We only offer full time, monthly placements at this location. Our program serves Belvedere Parkway School for the Kindergarten year.
As we are an Early Learning and Child Care program our program is partially funded by an Alberta Government grant, therefore, our fees are capped at $25.00 per day with the monthly rate being $525.00 per space, regardless of age or economic status.
We are Licensed and Accredited by the Provincial Government and work to exceed those standards. Accreditation is a voluntary program which aims to improve quality of care. It involves a number of rigorous steps which include a self-study, site visits, and an annual audit.
Our dedicated Early Childhood Educators co-plan curriculum with the children to create programs that are designed to help children grow physically, intellectually, socially and emotionally through spontaneous involvement with their environment. This curriculum model is Play, Participation, and Possibilities: An Early Learning and Child Care Curriculum Framework for Alberta. As an Early Learning and Child Care program it is our mandate to implement this model in our program. More information on the framework can be found at http://childcareframework.com
Bowness Montgomery Child Care is an inclusive program which supports early intervention needs on site and can access Program Unit Funding through Alberta Education.
We offer in-house nutritious, homemade lunches as well as a morning and afternoon snacks. Our meals are planned in accordance with the Canada Food Guide so your child gets 2/3 of their daily nutritional needs to be their best throughout the day.
Bowness Montgomery Child Care works in collaboration with other community service providers to support services to the communities of Bowness, Montgomery, and Greenwood through the Community Action for Early Childhood coalition.
For more information on the Alberta Government’s Early Learning and Child Care Centres, please visit: www.alberta.ca/elcc.