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Grande Prairie Public School Division
Every Student Succeeds
Child Care Opportunities


There are a number of childcare opportunities for before and after school care and/or kinder care for our students through a series of community and organizational partnerships. Information on contacts and locations can be accessed here but we urge people to make arrangements early as there are a limited number of spaces for these popular programs.

GPPSD-YMCA Partnership Sites  YMCA Logo.png

Grande Prairie Public, in cooperation with our community partner, the YMCA, has spaces in community before and after school care facilities. These spaces are limited and we urge parents to contact the numbers below for information on how to register. These are for children in a variety of age groups depending on the site and are operated by YMCA staff. These are available for students at the following sites:

Roy Bickell Child Care YMCA  7am-6pm

Program Director       Jen Stierle

10410 Royal Oaks Drive
Grande Prairie AB
Phone: 780-978-4499

Located in Roy Bickell Public School
Serves students from Roy Bickell school
Kinder Care – Kindergarten Students
Before & After School Care

Montrose YMCA  7am-6pm

Program Director     Patricia Traill

6431 98 Street
Grande Prairie AB
Phone: 780-539-9622

Located in Ecole Montrose
Serves students from Ecole Montrose
Kinder Care – Kindergarten Students
Before & After School Care - 5-12 years old 

Riverstone YMCA  7am-6pm

Program Director      

8901 Willow Drive
Grande Prairie AB
Phone: 780-882-8801

Located in Riverstone Public School
Serves students from Riverstone Public School
Early Years – 12 months-5 years old

Kinder Care – Kindergarten Students

Before & After School Care - 5-12 years old 

Alexander Forbes YMCA  7am-6pm

Program Director     Felicia Williston

7240 Poplar Drive
Grande Prairie AB

Located in Alexander Forbes the Academy School School
Serves students from Alexander Forbes the Academy School
Kinder Care
Before & After School Care  5-12 years old 


IV Macklin students at Holy Cross 7am-6pm

Program Director     Khadija Sulley

11011-90 Street
Grande Prairie AB

Located in Holy Cross Elementary School
Serves students from I.V Macklin School
Early Years- 3-5 years old                               Capacity: 24
Kinder Care – Kindergarten Students
Before & After School Care- 5-12 years old    Capacity: 50


Parkside Montessori students at St. Gerard 7am-6pm

Program Director     Treva Whitwell

9724-88 Avenue
Grande Prairie AB

Located in St. Gerard Elementary School
Serves students from Parkside Montessori
Before & After School Care 5-12 Years          


Patterson 7:30am-5:30pm

Program Director     Mandy Cunningham

9701 Prairie Road
Grande Prairie AB

Takes students from any School as long as parents transport them.
Early Years - 12 months-5 years old  

Kinder Care                                               

Other Community Partnerships

Stepping Stones Society - Isabel Campbell Stepping Stones Logo.jpg

Shauna Goodenough

Email :
7:30 am until 6:00 pm

Located in Isabel Campbell Public School
Serves students from Isabel Campbell Public School
Kinder Care

Out Of School Care 5-12 Years    Capacity:


Kids Klub - City of Grande Prairie Partnership with Maude Clifford School            

Kid's Klub After School Program
Maude Clifford Community Gym
Patricia Broderick, Program Coordinator (780) 830-7076

Kid's Klub Program Details

The Kid's Klub is an "active" after school program, a back to the basics program where children are encouraged to play and be active on a daily basis.
We currently provide care for children in Grades 1-6 with an emphasis on FUN.
Our trained staff have demonstrated leadership skills and experience working with children.
The Kid's Klub offers something for every child grade 1- 6.

    • Active Play
    • Free Play
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Quiet Time

Every child is encouraged to participate in all activities. Participants have a chance to express their views and opinions during circle time. As well the children have the opportunity to pick many of the games and activities preparing them to become leaders and role models for others.

A Bright Beginnings Child Care Center - Avondale School

Program Coordinator: Marietta Stephen
Providing care to children at Avondale School
Children from 12 months - 6 years
Before and After School Care