Whispering Hills Day Care Society

Executive Director,Kelsey Vowel
Program Director, IDW 

Whispering Hills Day Care Society
2 University Drive
Athabasca, AB T9S 0A3

Phone: 780-675-7946
[email protected]
Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday 7:15 am - 6:15 pm

Closed all Statutory Holidays & 3 business days between Christmas and New Years

Office hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

About Us

Whispering Hills Day Care Society (WHDCS) is a non-profit charitable society, in the community of Athabasca, that has been providing child care for over 30 years, growing with the community and expanding to meet the needs of families in our area. We currently operate three licensed and accredited child care programs in three separate locations in Athabasca, all within public buildings and each serving different age ranges.
Our University Day Care Site, located at Athabasca University, was our first site to open in 1984 and currently serves children 0-3 years of age with those children ‘graduating’ to our Multiplex Day Care Site. Our Multiplex Day Care Site opened in 2008. It is located at the Athabasca Regional Multiplex and serves children 3-5 years of age. Lastly, our Out of School Care Program serves children 5-12 years of age and is located within the Whispering Hills Primary School.

​All three of our programs are recognized by Alberta's Accreditation of Early Learning and Care Services (AELCS). We are very proud of our Accreditation status and work hard every year to update and maintain the quality of standards set out by AELCS.

Our Services

  1. Certified Child Care Staff
    Early Learning and Child Care is provided by educators with Early Childhood Development Certificates and/or who are enrolled in Early Learning and Child Care courses. The staff routinely attend conferences and workshops to enhance their professional development.
  2. Quality Programs
    Our Society participates in various forms of quality enhancement and assurance processes in order to stay current on Early Learning and Child Care Best Practices, to monitor and evaluate our program policies and developmentally appropriate practice.
  3. Open Door Policy
    Parents and guardians are welcome to participate in the daily activities and are encouraged to visit their child at the Centre when their schedules permit.
  4. Nutrition
    Our day care programs provide healthy meals and snacks in accordance with the Canada Food Guide. Our Out of School Care Program offers nutritious supplementary snacks in the afternoon.
Alberta Child Care Licensing Regulations & Act
Quality Assurance
Accreditation of Early Learning and Child Care Services (AELCS)
Our programs are routinely monitored by our regional licensing authority and our accreditation status is reviewed annually. These standards ensure we are delivering the highest quality services to our children and families.
View Regulations
Learn more about AELCS