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.

Find below a comprehensive listing of francophone child daycare services available in Alberta.

Daycare Programs

Centre d’Expérience préscolaire et parascolaire CEPP
École publique Gabrielle-Roy
8728 93 Avenue

Centre d’Expérience Préscolaire et Parascolaire CEPP
École La Mission
46 Heritage Drive

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.

Le Centre d’Expérience Préscolaire et Parascolaire CEPP offers Before and After School Care at 5 schools in the Edmonton area.

  • École publique Gabrielle-Roy
  • École La Mission
  • École Sainte-Jeanne-d’Arc
  • École Père-Lacombe
  • École Notre-Dame

Price: $345 per month ($400$ for kindergarten)
PD Days: $35 per day

Family Home Care

Mariama Bailo Diallo
13028 166 Ave NW
Edmonton AB T6V 0E8
Tél.: 780 399-4562

Mélanie Vachon
4701 44 Street
Beaumont AB T4X 1H3
819 806-5148

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