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The Municipal District of Opportunity # 17 offers accredited Child Care at two locations in Wabasca, AB and one location in Red Earth Creek, AB.

Opportunity Daycare    
Wabasca, AB T0G2K0
780-891-1090
 
Out of School care
Wabasca, AB T0G2K0
780-891-3448
 
Opportunity Childcare
Red Earth Creek, AB
780-649-3400

 

Quality child care is essential to the development and well-being of children, families and communities. Quality child care must meet the physical, social, intellectual, creative and emotional developmental needs of children.
The M.D. of Opportunity No. 17 believes it has a role in ensuring quality child care is available to their communities. 
Child Care staff are certified and qualified individuals and include a Child Care Coordinator, Child Care Supervisors, and Child Care Workers.

Any questions or inquiries can be forwarded to the Child Care Coordinator, located Opportunity Daycare (780) 891-1090. For any after hour emergencies please contact 7808918216

Download the Child Care application form

Daycare Age Groups

6 Months - 18 Months
19 Months - 36 Months
37 Months - 5 Years old

Out Of School Age Group

5 years old - 12 years old

Programming

Promoting Early Learning and Educational Activities
Encouraging Social Development
Hot lunch
Arts and crafts
Group games
Story time
Field Trips

Program Locations & Hours

Red Earth Creek

Opportunity Childcare

Red Earth Creek

111 Sandy lane

Opportunity Daycare

Wabasca, AB

104 Opportunity Drive

Opportunity Childcare

Wabasca, AB

2713 Neewatin Drive

Child Care Hours
Monday to Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Out of School Care Hours
Monday To Friday
7.45am- 5pm on days school is closed and after school to 5:15 pm

Child Care Closures

If a child care program must close during the day due to any situation where the health and safety of the children are at risk, the parents will be notified and must pick up their children immediately.

Child Care Programs are closed on all statutory holidays

Parent Fees

Child Care

Parent fees are the lesser of:
· Full rate ($735) minus Government Subsidy OR
· MD subsidized rates

Out of School Care

Parent fees are lesser of:
· Full rate ($336) minus government subsidy OR MD Subsidized Rates

Fee schedule for Child Care Programs

Fee schedule for Child Care Programs

0-Kindergarten M.D. Subsidized Rates
1st Child
2nd Child
3rd Child
Playschool/Kindergarten Child
Drop in 1st Child
Drop in 2nd Child
$550.00
$367.50
$210.00
$367.50
$40.00/Day
$35.00/Day

Fee schedule for the Out of School Care Programs

Kindergarten - Grade 6 M.D. Subsidized Rates
1st Child
2nd Child
3rd Child
Drop in Child
$252.00
$189.00
$126.00
$18.00/Day
Full Day Operation (when school is closed)
Regular, Full-Time Child
Drop in Child
$25.00/Day
$40.00/Day

Procedure

  • Submit application with $100 deposit fee per child
    Refundable if child is withdrawn and all fees are paid
  • Registration form must be completed at child care center once child is accepted
  • Fees are billed at the end of each month and due by the 20th of the following month.
  • Children must be in same family to receive 2nd and 3rd child rates
  • Drop-in child only accepted if room is available

Reduction in fees* available for:

  • Family vacation (max 15 days per year)
  • Illness with doctor’s notes
  • Flex days (max 5 days per  year) for illness without doctors note.

Reduction in fees based on what parent actually pays divided by 21 (average number of billing days in a month)

Example for Child Care:
No subsidy: $550÷21 = $26/day reduction
Full subsidy: $189÷21 = $9/day reduction

Example for Out of School Care:
No subsidy: $252÷21= $12/day reduction
Full subsidy: $26÷21= $1.25/day reduction

Government Subsidy

Government subsidy is based on parent income and will vary from the maximum amount to zero. Please ensure you enter the full rate ($735/Childcare or $336/OSC) when applying. Parents that qualify for provincial subsidy may apply and must complete all required paperwork.  MD Subsidized Rates will be applicable until the provincial subsidy comes into effect or if it is not received at any time. Consult the Alberta Human Services website for more information.