Ministry of Children's Services

Government of Alberta - Childcare Licensing and Monitoring Program

Licenses and monitors daycare centres, out-of-school care centres, group family childcare, and preschool programs.

Service offers:

  • licensing and monitoring of childcare centres and programs that provide care for 7 or more children to ensure that they are following the requirements laid out in the Child Care Licensing Act and Child Care Licensing Regulation
  • program assessment and consultation to ensure that children's health, safety, and development needs are being met

Includes monitoring of:

  • number of staff
  • staff qualifications
  • programs and activities
  • physical environment
  • safety and administration
Yes, Service targeted to providers of:
  • daycare
  • group family childcare
  • out-of-school care
  • preschool
  • innovative childcare
Does not include:
  • an educational program provided under the School Act
  • a day camp, vacation camp, or other recreation program that operates for less than 12 consecutive weeks
  • supervision of children at a recreational facility, retail centre, or other commercial establishment where parents of the children remain on the premises
  • private babysitting in a private home for 6 children or less, not including the caregivers' own children
  • approved family day homes which are monitored by a family day home agency
Application Process
Service Access: Application Required, To access service:
  • contact for more information
Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: No,
Web Site
Fee: Yes,

Application fee. Contact for details.

Fee Reduction: No
Membership Fee: No
Wheelchair access: Yes - Doors leading in have wheelchair buttons for easy opening; elevators are available to take clients from floor to floor.Other disabled access: Yes - Handicap parking is available and close to some entrances. There are ramps outside.
Legal Status
Provincial Government
Last Updated On
January 10, 2020
Lethbridge Centre; 400 4 Avenue S
Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4E1
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Hours of Operation
08:15 AM - 04:30 PM
08:15 AM - 04:30 PM
08:15 AM - 04:30 PM
08:15 AM - 04:30 PM
08:15 AM - 04:30 PM