Albert Park/Radisson Heights Community After-School program (CASP) is a local, non-profit, licensed, after school program that was founded to meet a gap in services for families in the Albert Park/Radisson Heights areas since 1998.
In a recent community survey, there was an assessed need in our community for quality, safe and affordable childcare in the critical hours after school. The result of that need was CASP. Now these children and youth from Albert Park/Radisson Heights Community are provided that safe, supervised and accessible environment after school.
GBC Childcare Centre is a caring Christian program that exists to provide safe, reliable, quality childcare where we meet the needs of each family. Children will develop their physical, mental, spiritual, and social/emotional needs and abilities while they learn through exploration and play.
At CASP our goal is to create a place where children feel that they are significant and belong. CASP recognizes and accepts children’s individuality, cultural diversity and their developmental level. At CASP we want to enhance feelings of mutual respect, acceptance and caring among children, youth and adults.
CASP has access to multiple classrooms, a gymnasium and outdoor parks within walking distance. CASP provides a wide variety of activities for the children to participate in such as literacy activities, a variety of clubs, physical activities, weekly special events and lessons/activities on social/emotional learning developed by PATHS (Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies). PATHS is a social and emotional learning curriculum that CASP has introduced into its programming to help children develop their social/emotional skills, to learn how to problem solve and to understand why and what they are feeling.
CASP staff are paid, certified and trained professionals who have a heart and love for children. Staff will continually participate in professional development to develop their skills.
Office Hours :
Monday – Thursday 9AM – 3PM
Friday 9AM – 11:45AM
After School Care Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 3PM - 5:30PM
Friday: 11:45AM - 5:30PM
P.D. Days and Day Camp Hours:
8:30AM – 5:30PM (Only for registered children)
CASP Program Director – Eric Willemsen
Phone: 403-235-3636 ext. 33
Enrolment in our program is open to children within the age limits of Kindergarten to Grade 6, provided the program can meet the needs of the child.
First month’s fees are due when parents confirm acceptance of a space in the centre, including parents who intend to apply for subsidy. Partial month’s fees will be pro-rated to include only those days in which the child has been enrolled.
Parents must return a completed registration form with emergency contact information to the Program Director. These documents must include Alberta Health Care number and all contact names that will have authorization to pick up the child from the premises.
Only after receiving all of these items will your child’s space be reserved and held for you until your start date.
Childcare subsidy is available for families to apply for at https://www.alberta.ca/child-care-subsidy.aspx. If you need more information on childcare subsidy or need help please feel free to contact Eric.
1. Download: GBC Childcare Centre Parent Handbook
2. Download: Registration Form
3. Return the Registration Form and final page of the Parent Handbook to CASP Program Director