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Southview Child Care

Impacting and inspiring lifelong learning and strengthening the bridge between childcare and the family by creating a place of belonging that supports them both.

About Us

Southview Child Care (SCC) is a not-for-profit Early Learning and Care Centre established (under its original name, McKernan Park Day Care) in 1975.

Southview Child Care is an integral part of the programs of the First Mennonite Church and is based on the foundation of God’s love for all people. Acting as a not-for-profit community service agency on behalf of First Mennonite Church, SCC seeks to provide a stable, secure, loving environment in which children and families can learn, grow and develop.  SCC works to provide a program of early learning and care, educators, and facilities that stimulate the whole child, giving him/her a wealth of experiences in a rich environment.



The purpose of our program is to foster development of the child as a whole person in a stimulating, happy, and secure environment. We follow the FLIGHT Curriculum model.


Ages, Times, Fees

  • Ages Accepted
  • Enrolment/Waitlist
  • Times of Operation
  • Fee Schedule
  • Registration Fee
  • Holiday Closures
  • Provincial Subsidy Program



3650 91 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 6P1 Canada

Phone: 780-436-1823



Health and Nutrition


  • SCC provides a nutritious snack and lunch program following the Canada Food Guide for children.
  • A snack is served in both the morning and afternoon.


  • Southview Child Care believes in providing a safe and healthy centre and will do everything necessary to comply with government regulations in this area.

Family Events

Creating a sense of "family" is an essential part of our program. Two-way communication between staff and parents ensures that children's needs will be met. The daycare doesn't replace the family, it is an extension of the family and respectful of what that means.


SCC has well-qualified and experienced staff members working with the children.

Primary staff have the highest qualifications as set out by the Government of Alberta, with diplomas or degrees in Early Childhood Education or equivalent. They have their Child Development Supervisor (Level 3) Certificate.

Frequently Asked

We are licensed for 45 children aged 2-6 years. Our Educator:Child ratios exceed Licensing standards in each age group.

Our key Educators have their Child Development Supervisor Certificate. Support Educators/Educational Assistants have either the Child Development Worker or Child Development Assistant Certificate. All Educators have First Aid Training in Child Care and a clear Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Search.

We work from a waiting list to fill spaces as they become available. There are peak times when openings are more frequent (beginning of summer and again in September). Consideration is given to siblings of children currently enroled.

You can call the centre or drop by for a visit and be added to our waiting list. Or, you can go to the following link:

Once a space becomes available and has been offered to a family, there are a number of steps that need to take place. The family is asked to pay a $100 deposit to guarantee their space which is taken off the child’s last month’s fees. The Agreement for Services/Enrolment forms must be completed and returned before the child starts in the program. The forms are designed to include all of the information required by Alberta Child Care Licensing. It provides the Educators with a good introduction to your child.

All licensed child care centres in Alberta are able to receive subsidies for families that qualify. Parents/guardians can go to Alberta Child Care Subsidy to see if they qualify and to apply.

The centre provides two snacks and lunch every day in a four week rotation. The monthly newsletter includes the menu for that month. Early morning cereal is available from 7:00-8:30 for children that may not have had time at home.

All of our Educators are trained in the Pyramid Teaching Model. This evidence based approach in guiding young children and the development of their social and emotional skills is now the primary approach that is used by the educators at SCC.

The following strategies are emphasized in the effective practices:

  • Acknowledging and reinforcing positive child behavior,
  • Directly teaching social skills, expectations, and behaviors to children related to different environments,
  • Monitoring children’s challenging behaviors, and
  • Teaching positive replacement behaviors.

Our Kindergarten program allows us to access Program Unit Funding (PUF) from Alberta Education for children with a diagnosed special need. Support outside of PUF programming is offered through Supported Child Care (Licensing - Child Care Services Alberta). We will work with your family and relevant supports (SLP, OT, etc) to provide the best inclusive setting and care for your child.

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Children thrive when they are nurtured in close, consistent relationships, and their families benefit from these close caring relationships as well.

FLIGHT Alberta's Early Learning and Care Framework