Glengarry Child Care Society has been providing exceptionally high-quality care to children and families since 1969. Originally operated by the city of Edmonton, Glengarry served as a demonstration site for Early Childhood Development students from the then Grant MacEwan College. In 1984, when the city of Edmonton made the decision to cease the operations of Glengarry, a group of committed parents and community members formed the first volunteer Board of Directors, and the newly formed non-profit Glengarry Child Care Society opened its doors to families on July 3, 1984.
Since its opening in 1969, over 2500 children have attended Glengarry Child Care Society. Adults that attended Glengarry Child Care Society as children have returned to enroll their children in care. Anywhere you go in north Edmonton and mention Glengarry Child Care Society, somebody is bound to have a connection to Glengarry. In 2019, Glengarry celebrated its 50th anniversary with a community celebration. Over 300 people attended the event to help mark this incredible milestone.
Our team of incredibly dedicated educators strives to provide the best environment for your children to spend their time away from you. We want parents to be comfortable and confident that their children are well cared for when at work or school.
We strive to remain strongly connected to our families through daily contact with educators, through the Hi Mama phone app and social events throughout the year, including End of Summer BBQ, Halloween Family Dance Party, Annual Children’s Christmas Concert and Family Dinner, and playroom-specific special days.
We recognize that raising children is the hardest job that any parent will have. We support parenting by offering the 6-week Positive Discipline Parenting Program at no cost. The program gives parents effective strategies to use with their children and techniques to eliminate power struggles and feel more confident in their parenting ability.
REVAMPED OUTDOOR PLAYGROUND
We have one of the largest playgrounds than any other facility in Edmonton. In addition to mature trees and lots of space for children to run and play, the playground is being built to cater to more than one age group. Our new and improved outdoor playground is near completion. This summer, we are doing an $82,000 upgrade to make the playground more accessible to children and young adults with disabilities. Kids can walk, crawl, sit, climb, slide and more in our new playground that will have improved space and multiple slides and climbers. A playground needs more than just play equipment to provide the best value to users. That’s why our playground will feature multiple site amenities. In the summer, children can do gardening and composting. Get in touch with us for more information.