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.
Where Are Your Locations?
Westlink Centre – 16826 107 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5P 4C3
Director: Amy Allaby Phone: 587-920-9746
Sun Life Place – 10123 99 Street Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3C6
Director: Aia Hughes Phone: 780-224-6459
College Plaza – 8215 112 Street Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2L9
Director: Sunita Sharma Phone: 587-708-0068
Emerald Hills – 170 Ebony Boulevard, Sherwood Park
Director: Amandeep Bhusley Phone: 780-983-5736
Westwind – 11 Westwind Drive, Spruce Grove
Director: Kajal Bhagia Phone: 1 780 566 0238
West Block– #150 14055 West Block Dr NW, Edmonton Alberta, T5N 2L4
Director: Gloria Zelli Phone: 1 780 616 8762
Cavanagh– 10906 30 Avenue SW, Edmonton Alberta, T6W 4T8
Director: Karen Heroux Phone: 780 906 2784
Sturgeon – #300, 625 St. Albert Trail, Saint Albert, Alberta, T8N 3L3
Director: Lindsay Taylor Phone: 780 906 2493
Oxford Park Landing -15126 127 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta
Opening June-July 2021 Phone: 780 700 9427
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.
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 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)?
To enroll your child in a program at Kepler Academy, you will be required to pay a deposit of $500. If a spot is requested immediately or within 3 months and is available, the deposit of $500 will be required to confirm the spot. Of the $500 deposit, $300 credit will be applied toward your first month’s tuition.
If a spot is unavailable at the time of enrollment, you can choose to pay $50 of the deposit to place your child on the waitlist. Please note, the waitlist fee will not guarantee a space. Once a space becomes available, the director will contact the parents to confirm the spot and process the remaining deposit.
Once the deposit is paid, and the confirmed start date is set, the child is considered registered. The day your child(ren) start attending Kepler Academy, your child will be considered enrolled.
Can I add my unborn child to the waitlist?
Yes, you can add your unborn child to the waitlist. We recommend you do so as early as possible if you know your desired start date for child care.
What is Your tuition?
Please call the centre for information regarding the tuition. 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 13 months – 12 years include our nutritional meal plan and ensures an optimal mix of fruits and vegetables, grains, meat and dairy serving throughout the day with two snacks and a lunch. Rates also include our on-site activities like martial arts, yoga and music/dance. We also bring in the EPL and other programming opportunities for children.
Is there a sibling discount?
Yes. Families receive a 10% discount on their eldest child’s fees (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. Part-time is possible for 2 or 3 days, where we have the capacity in the program and no one immediately on the waiting list. We prefer 2 or 3 days, but the availability is dictated by the space we have. Monday / Wednesday / Friday or Tuesday / Thursday schedules are ideal, as they are complimentary.
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 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 “What to Bring on Your First Day” checklist as part of your enrollment package. Please label all items with your child’s name.