Building a sense of belonging and connection among our teachers, students and parents is a fundamental part of PLAY. To help with this, we require that every family volunteers a minimum of 12 hours per year.
There are a variety of ways to contribute from organizing events, to picking up supplies, to our Annual Spring Clean up, and more!
We appreciate that every family has a unique skill set and time demands, and we are happy to work with you to figure out a meaningful way to contribute to the community.
At PLAY, we hold a number of Fundraising events throughout the year to ensure that we can keep our parent fees as low as possible. These include popular events such as our annual Art Auction and Wine Draw, as well as a Casino event through Alberta Gaming that typically occurs every 1-2 years.
Outside of these events, we also have the ongoing fundraising initiatives below. Please take a look and consider supporting these initiatives.
Should you want to make a donation directly to PLAY, we are a registered charity and can provide a receipt upon request.
Looking to support PLAY while ordering some Eco-friendly products (best known for their laundry detergent)? 20% of total sales come back to PLAY and all products are shipped directly to your house.
Do you shop at popular retailers? If so, by using FlipGive to shop, a percentage of your purchase is returned to PLAY in this fundraising initiative. Simply download the app, shop online as you normally would and you're raising money for PLAY.
We have partnered with Mabel’s Labels to do some fundraising and give parents an opportunity to get some handy labels for tagging their kids' stuff.
Click the link below, search for our name (PLAY Community Child Development Centre (Calgary)) to ensure your purchase goes towards PLAY.
Each order helps earn free books for the daycare as well as bonus coupons. These bonus coupons are used to purchase the books each child receives from Santa at the Christmas concert.
View the latest flyers and place your orders by creating an account at scholastic.ca using classroom code RC172828.
Tired of sorting and counting your bottles for refund? We have set up a drop-off account with Vecova Bottle Depot where you can donate your unsorted bottles to PLAY, who receives 100% of the refund!
The process is very easy, but very specific (make sure you follow these steps to ensure that the refund is allocated to PLAY):
Take your refundable items to the Vecova bottle depot at 3304, 33 rd St NW
Go directly to the CASH OFFICE WINDOW
Inform the cashier that you are dropping bottles off to be put towards the PLAY Community Child Development Centre account (the accurate name is extremely important)
The cashier will write up a sales order slip with a general description of the amount being dropped off and the account to which it will be allocated. One copy will be given to you and another will be attached to the refundable items.
Once you obtain a copy of the sales order slip, you can leave the depot without waiting for the bottles to be counted
You can direct all or part of your United Way contribution to PLAY! To do so, you will need the following information:
Charity Name: PLAY Community Child Development Centre
Charity Address: 1227 Kensington Close, N.W., Calgary, AB. T2N 3J6
Registered Charity Number: 107848715 RR 0001
2023 Closure Dates
PLAY closes for all statutory holidays, three Professional Development Days and a week between Christmas and New Years each year.
Family Day (Monday) | February 20
PD Day (Friday) | March 10
Good Friday (Friday) | April 7
Victoria Day (Monday) | May 22
Canada Day (Monday) | July 3
PD Day (Friday) | July 28
Heritage Day (Monday) | August 7
Labor Day (Monday) | September 4
PD Day (Friday) | October 6
Thanksgiving (Monday) | October 9
Remembrance Day (Monday) | November 13
Christmas Holidays (Inclusive) | December 25-January 1
PLAY will re-open for families on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024
At PLAY, the health and nutrition of the children in our care is very important. Children are offered a morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack. All of our meals are catered by a local company with over 40 years of experience. Our caterer focuses on fresh, quality, handmade meals. The menu features well-balanced, homestyle cooking that incorporates a variety of flavours and includes a wide variety of healthy snacks and treats. All meals are prepared in an industrial kitchen that is inspected regularly from Alberta Health Services, ensuring that the food is clean, safe and hygienic.
Communication between parents and teachers is a key component of children’s success. In order to stay up to date on your child’s day and learn more about their routine, parents at PLAY can join HiMama.
Updates, care notes, pictures and more are available at your convenience within the app.