French Daycare Centres


To ensure that bilingualism is acquired at an early age by Francophone children, it is important to integrate the French language in their daily lives as soon as possible. Choosing activities and services in French (daycare, babysitter, playgroup, nursery, etc.) contributes to the construction of a francophone identity for children. It also allows them to enrich their vocabulary, better express themselves and include French in their routines.

The Réseau des garderies francophones de l’Alberta has been created following a disappointing conclusion. Indeed, a significant number of Francophone parents are unable to find a place in a Francophone day care center for their child in Alberta. Following this observation, the FPFA decided to do a study on the subject that was funded by the Secretariat francophone de l’Alberta.

Study : Increasing the number of places in Francophone Daycare

Réseau des garderies francophones : summary of the situation

It is generally not easy for francophone parents to find institutions that their young children can attend (preschools, day care centres, specialized centres, etc.), since we live in an overwhelmingly English-speaking environment. With this reality in mind, FPFA provides its members with lists that allow parents to easier access to community resources without having to conduct time consuming and inefficient research.

Daycare Centres


Centre d’Expérience Préscolaire et Parascolaire CEPP
École publique Gabrielle-Roy
8728 93e Avenue
Tél: 780-461-9889

St. Albert

Centre d’Expérience Préscolaire et Parascolaire CEPP
École La Mission
46 Heritage Drive
Tél: 780-458-8324


Les petits explorateurs
École Sans Frontières
4204 54 Ave
Tél.: 780 468-6934

Red Deer

Nom à venir
École La Prairie
4810, 34e Rue
Tél: 780-468-6934

Before and After School Program

Those programs provide more opportunities for children to learn and thrive in French. These programs are delivered through child care services and are intended for K-6 students. These programs are available from 7 am to 8:30 am and 3:30 pm to 6 pm – but the exact time may vary by school. These programs generally offer day care during school holidays and PD days.

Sherwood Park:


St. Albert:

Family Home Care

Les petits câlins de Fatima
  • Address: 5628 – 17 Avenue SW Edmonton (AB) T6X 1P9
  • Fees: 800 $ / month (12-18 months) / 900 $ /month (19 months and over)
  • Hours: de 6 h 30 à 17 h 30
  • For more information, phone Fatima at 587-784-4748.
Les papillons
  • Address: 4701 44 Street Beaumont AB T4X 1H3
  • Tarifs: 0-18 mois : 900 $ /19 mois et + : 800 $
  • For more information, please phone Mélanie Vachon au 819-806-5148.

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