CFIS offers extended programming for those families requiring care beyond regular school hours for students in Kindergarten to Grade 6. Our facility (formerly refered to as the CFIS Child Care Centre) is accredited and licensed under the Province of Alberta and has been serving families at Calgary French & International School since 1990. Students in Preschool and Junior Kindergarten can see extended programming options here »
We are open Mon. to Fri. 7:00 am to 8:30 am and from 3:25 pm to 5:30 pm. The centre is closed all statutory holidays & Christmas break. All child care programs are fee-based and not included in standard school tuition and fees. Refer to registration forms for rates.
We offer the following main services:
After-school programs are available for Grades 4-6 through the Homework Program.
EARLY MORNING PROGRAMME (K-6)
Monday to Friday 7:00 am - 8:30 am
Children engage in developmentally appropriate planned activities, which may include indoor and/or outdoor play.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMME (K-6)
Monday to Friday 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Children in Kindergarten to Grade 3 engage in developmentally appropriate planned activities, which may include indoor and/or outdoor play. Children from Grades 4-6 do homework and play games, either indoor or outdoor. These programmes include a 20-minute snack break (provided by parents).
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAYS
(Full-time 5-day Preschool, Full-time 5-day JK, K-6)
Available for 4 PD days during the year, 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Children engage in developmentally appropriate planned activities, which may include indoor and/or outdoor play. This programme is not available during the annual February Break or Spring Break weeks.
CFIS is partnering with Calgary's Child Play to offer summer child care in August for children aged 3 to 12 years old.
These enriched camps are designed for pre-schoolers and children up to 12 years, with a focus on French and Spanish, music, theatre, drama, dance and outdoor free play, to enjoy the summer sun! Campers must be fully toilet trained.
Please visit www.childsplaycalgary.ca for more information.
* All programs are fee-based. Refer to registration forms for rates.
Registration for school-year before/after school care is on a first-come, first-served basis. Children must be registered students of Calgary French & International School. Registration forms are available online or in the Child Care Centre. A deposit must accompany all registration forms. The fees vary according to the components of care required. Please refer to the current Registration Form for fees. A deposit must accompany the registration package.
Registration information for this program is available in the ADMISSIONS section of our website.
The Child Care Centre programmes are licensed under the ‘Social Care Facilities Licensing Act’. We hold accreditation for the Child Care Centre through the Alberta Association for the Accreditation of Early Learning and Care Services (AELCS). Accreditation is a voluntary program which aims to improve quality of care.
All staff have some type of post-secondary education in Child Care and are encouraged to continue to upgrade their training. Most staff are bilingual in French and everyone is required to go through a security clearance process and have a current Child Care First Aid and CPR certificate. Under the direction of the Director of Child Care Centre, every caregiver is responsible for meeting each child’s developmental needs (i.e. social, emotional, physical, cognitive and creative development) through appropriate daily programming that includes a variety of arts and crafts, group games, outdoor play opportunities as well as engaging in positive interaction during free play.
Our Child Care Centre facilities for 3-6 year olds were specifically constructed to conform to the Alberta Day Care rules and regulations. To meet the expected hygiene and comfort levels required to meet the 80 children capacity, the facilities are fully equipped with laundry area, self-contained washrooms, and separate kitchen. There are two connected spaces within the Child Care Centre that can be used to run separate activity programs for younger and older children. Located on the main floor of the school, the Child Care Centre has a close-at-hand entrance for parents to drop off children in a safe environment to ensure security.