What ages of child(ren) do you accept?
For child care, we welcome children from 16 weeks to 6 years old. At specific locations, we also provide out-of-school care for 6 to 12 years old. Please see below for location listings and addresses.
Where are your academy locations?
Westlink Centre – 16826 107 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5P 4C3 (16 weeks to 6 years only)
Sun Life Place – 10123 99 Street Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3C6 (16 weeks to 6 years only)
College Plaza – 8215 112 Street Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2L9 (16 weeks to 6 years only)
Emerald Hills – 170 Ebony Boulevard, Sherwood Park
Westwind – 11 Westwind Drive, Spruce Grove
West Block– #150 14055 West Block Dr NW, Edmonton Alberta, T5N 2L4
Cavanagh– 10906 30 Avenue SW, Edmonton Alberta, T6W 4T8
Sturgeon – #300, 625 St. Albert Trail, Saint Albert, Alberta, T8N 3L3
Oxford Park Landing -15126 127 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta
Keswick (Opening Summer 2022) – 1061 Keswick Drive SW Edmonton, Alberta
What are your hours of operation?
All Kepler Academy locations are open 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday, with the exception of stat holidays. Some centres may have modified hours due to individual circumstances. Please inquire.
How academic is your program?
Kepler Academy provides educational childcare and out-of-school care. We implement a mix of learning-through-play (emergent activities based on your child’s interests) and an educational curriculum that promotes exploration and discovery of topics and materials. We are not necessarily “academic” but aim to provide a more structured, educational early learning environment for your child.
How much screen time will my child receive?
Each child is allowed no more than 7 minutes per day, within reason. This will be used for educational programming and activities.
Do you accept subsidy?
Yes. Parents are expected to apply for the subsidy and provide us with the details, to ensure we charge the correct parent portion of fees.
Does my child require immunization to be enrolled in your program?
Yes, all children enrolled are required to be current with all immunizations up to date, as outlined by the Alberta Health Services immunization schedule.
How do I enroll my child(ren) or join the waitlist?
To enroll your child in a program at Kepler Academy, visit our website pre-registration portal here. Choose your desired location and program. Pre-register your child in the program most suitable for their age at present – not in the future. Our team will adjust their program placement by referring to their birthdate and your desired start date for childcare. You will be required to pay a non-refundable $50 waitlist fee, which will go toward your registration fee once a space is available.
At that time, you will also create a unique parent portal login and password for future access to your child’s profile and account.
Please note, the waitlist fee will not guarantee a space. Once a space becomes available, the director will contact you to reserve the spot and process the remaining $150 registration fee. At that time, other registration forms will be completed. Please note, families must pay Kepler’s base rate (before the government grant is applied) for the first month of care.
Can I add my unborn child to the waitlist?
Yes, you can at any time. We recommend you do so as early as possible if you know your desired start date for child care in advance. For your child’s birthdate, please use the date of the present day, which can be adjusted later once your child is born. Please email us at email@example.com to update their birthdate once known.
What is your tuition?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for tuition information. There is a tuition variance depending on the age of your child(ren) and the number of children you enroll in our program.
What does your tuition include?
Rates for children 12 months and up include our nutritional meal plan that ensures an optimal mix of fruits and vegetables, grains, meat and dairy servings throughout the day with two snacks and lunch. Rates also include our on-site intercurricular activities like yoga, music, movement and dance, and more, as well
Is there a sibling discount?
Yes. Families receive a 10% discount on their eldest child’s fees (the parent portion). If more than one sibling, 10% is applied to each additional sibling.
Do you accept children with diverse needs?
Yes! We welcome all children. No child will be denied enrollment based on his/her race, colour, religion, gender, national origin, age or disability. We believe that inclusivity is essential. We also must ensure all children’s needs are being met, so will make every effort to accommodate children with disabilities in providing a safe and healthy environment. If we are unable to meet the needs of your child based on special requirements or enhanced care (one-on-one) we may not be able to provide the necessary services without additional support from an external source.
Do you offer part-time care?
Yes, where there is availability to be able to do so.
Kepler Academy requires a Part-Time Agreement to be filled out, which explains that we give “first right of refusal” to part-time families, should there be any circumstance where another family wants a full-time space.
Are meals and snacks served?
Yes. A morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack are served and included in fees.
What happens when my child doesn’t eat?
Children are encouraged, but not required, to eat what is offered. Usually, they will at least try it, especially if they observe other children eating. We will communicate with you if your child is struggling or not eating, as we want to ensure he/she will be well fed during the day.
Do you accommodate allergies or dietary restrictions?
Yes, we are a nut-free facility and also do not serve pork. If your child has any dietary allergies (eggs, dairy, gluten, etc.) please inform us immediately. If they have any dietary restrictions (vegan, vegetarian, halal, kosher, etc.) please inform us and we will substitute and accommodate wherever we can, within reason.
What do I need to bring on my child’s first day?
Necessary items for all children include two complete sets of clothes, a pair of indoor, non-marking soled shoes, water bottle and emergency medication, if applicable. Infants and toddlers require diapers or pull-ups, wipes, and any other necessities your family requires. Ask for a “Welcome Package PDF” which contains a first-day checklist. Please label all items with your child’s name.