Whispering Hills Day Care Society
About Our Society
Whispering Hills Day Care is a non-profit society, in the community of Athabasca, organized to provide child care programs to meet the developmental needs of each child and provide them with experience for later learning. We have been providing child care for over 30 years growing, with the community and expanding to meet the needs of families in our area.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
The Whispering Hills Day Care Society is to be a non-profit society serving the town of Athabasca and area. With a trained and dedicated staff, we will provide quality early learning and care to meet the developmental needs of each child and to provide them with experience for later learning.
The Whispering Hills Day Care Society Philosophy is based upon the recognition of the interdependence of the child’s physical, emotional, intellectual, creative and social growth and the importance of the interrelationship between the family, Centre and community. With a play-based program WHDCS will support each individual child and their own learning style, abilities, achievements and interests. In an environment that promotes respect and responsibility the children will learn in their own sequence with the time and resources to immerse themselves fully in the play that interests them now. The centre will help children be free from prejudice – whether of race, class, colour, creed, nation, gender, and religion, degree of ability or of material wealth. In this way, WHDCS will help each child take their rightful place in the emerging global society.
All three of our programs are recognized by the Alberta Association for the Accreditation of Early Learning and Care Services. AELCS is a government funded program intended to increase quality in early learning and child care programs and is available to licensed child care centres and approved day homes across the province. They provide six standards for self reflection and as a guideline for quality enhancement, funding for professional development and wage top ups for our staff.
We, at Whispering Hills Day Care Society, pride ourselves in being accredited and work hard through a self-reflected process year round to assess our service, set and achieve our goals and provide you with the best care possible.