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Service Description

A licensed child care facility that provides care and supervision for up to 37 children between the ages of 6 weeks and 12 years. Child Care Subsidy accepted. 

Able to accommodate children with delays and differing needs. Please contact for further information.


  • A non-profit, co-operative childcare and early learning facility – is licensed by the Early Learning and Care division of the Government of Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Education.
  • Operates a developmentally appropriate practice program in which the needs of the children are given the highest priority – each child’s unique personality, individual needs, and level of development are considered in the provision of services in the most appropriate environment for each child.
  • Recognizes family as primary caregivers, teachers, and key decision makers for their children – racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, linguistic, and socioeconomic diversities of families are honored and the Early Childhood Educators create a nurturing atmosphere where acceptance and understanding are promoted.
  • Honors community and strives to incorporate aspects of community spirit wherever possible.
  • Recognizes the value of training and education for staff of the centre to ensure the promotion and provision of quality childcare/education – the centre’s Early Childhood Educators require on-going support, in-service, training, and resources to implement the curriculum and to grow professionally.
  • Early Childhood Educators aim to join together with families and supporting professionals to ensure that a safe, caring, stimulating, and appropriate learning environment is available to all children in the program.
  • Centre recognizes that children: 
    • Possess ways of learning unique to their stage of development.
    • Learn through active exploration of their environment, direct interaction with people, making choices and constructing knowledge for themselves – program is flexible and child initiated rather than teacher directed.
    • Learn by sensing, manipulating, and experimenting with materials.
    • Learn about concrete, tangible, real objects and events that are relevant to their lives.
  • Promotes “accessible, affordable, comprehensive, quality child care” for all children in the centre, the community, and as public policy.

Programs and Activities

  • Provide a daily balance of active/quiet, indoor/outdoor, individual/group activities –  activities are developmentally appropriate and inclusive.   
  • Program is flexible to allow for a child’s individual needs in areas of physical growth, intellectual growth, language development, social/emotional development, and creative development. 
  • Believe that children learn best through play and centre encourages play and exploration – see the role of Early Childhood Educators as facilitating this play-based type of learning, using the Essential Learning Experiences guide, by creating an environment that promotes a sense of ‘wonder’. 
  • Aim to support child development by building partnerships with outside agencies and educational institutions within the community whenever possible. 
  • Community involvement is an important component to the program – off the premises excursions, such as neighborhood walks are posted in the parent information area – notices are sent home regarding any field trips requiring alternate modes of transportation.


  • Provides a morning snack and afternoon snack, each with two food groups as well as lunch including all four food groups. 
  • Menu is monitored by the Department of Early Learning and Childcare and meals are prepared by a staff member or volunteer who has successfully completed a Food Safe course. 
  • Menu is posted in the parent information area. 
  • Parents are asked to discuss a child’s special diet with the Director – if you wish to bring food for your child, please ensure that it is nutritious and does not interfere with any other child’s allergies.
  • Centre is a nut-free facility. 


Children between the ages of 6 weeks - 12 years.
Able to accommodate children with delays and differing needs. Please contact for further information.

Application Process

Call, email, or register online to place your child on the wait list.


Please contact for details.

Fax: 306-668-6339

Business Line: 306-668-6338

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 6:30 am - 6:00 pm. Closed statutory holidays.

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Vanscoy and District Early Learning Centre


303 Main Street
Vanscoy SK  S0L 3J0

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Mailing Address

Box 299
Vanscoy SK  S0L 3J0

Location Info

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 6:30 am - 6:00 pm. Closed statutory holidays.


Partial wheelchair accessibility. Wheelchair accessible washroom available.

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