Generations Daycare is a licensed and accredited daycare that is committed to providing a nurturing, inclusive, caring, and safe environment with a cheerful atmosphere. Our energetic and compassionate team of early childcare educators offers programming that encourages and stimulates learning through discovery and play. Childcare is available to children aged 0-6 years.
Drop In (less than 20 hrs/month) - $7.50/hour
0-12 months - $7.00/hour
13-19 months - $6.50/hour
20 months + - $6.00/hour
Monthly Cap of $900 /child.
Each additional sibling receives a 10% discount before subsidy.
Subsidy assistance is available through Government of Alberta for low-income families. Click the button below for more information or to apply online.
Bashaw & District Preschool's mission is to provide a safe, engaging, and inclusive learning environment that encourages all aspects of development including: social, physical, intellectual, creative, emotional, and sensory.
Preschool is every Tuesday and Thursday morning 9:30-11:00 AM. Following the Battle River School Division bussing policy, The Bashaw & District Preschool will not operate if busses do not run.
Monthly: $80/month, billed in September ($320) and January ($400)
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Location: 5020 52nd Avenue
Monkey Business is a local playgroup for children ages 0-5 years old! We welcome all parents, grandparents, and guardians in Bashaw and the surrounding communities. This playgroup meets every Wednesday at 10 AM at the Bashaw Library for stories, activities, free play, and socialization.
*Due to COVID-19 Regulations, this program is suspended until further notice.
The Home Support program provides light housekeeping, meal-prep, laundry, and local errands to members of our community who are unable to do these things themselves. This service is available, but not limited to senior citizens, early hospital discharge patients, and those living with chronic or acute illness or disability. Our Home Support workers are screened through RCMP and Child & Family Services. This program is sponsored in part by the United Way of Central Alberta.
$0.40/km if located out of town.
Subsidy is available through the Special Needs Assistance for Seniors Program by the Government of Alberta. Click the button below or contact us to learn how to apply.
Meals on Wheels is available to all residents in the Town of Bashaw five days a week and is delievered hot between 11:45 AM and 12:15 PM. Participants must be in their home at this time to receive their meal. If not, they will still be billed for the uneaten meal.
If you are scheduled to receive a meal, and need to cancel, please contact our office no later than 10:00 AM.
*Due to COVID-19, we are not utilizing volunteer drivers to deliver meals at this time.
There are many programs that are available to seniors through the government and various organizations, but in this modern world of technology, many seniors find it difficult to navigate. If you, or a senior you know, is not aware of supports or needs help applying for them, please contact us and we will help to the best of our ability.
Our Family and Community Wellness Coordinator works primarily in the Bashaw School supporting students and families through one-on-one support, Roots of Empathy, and the Drama Program.
Roots of Empathy is an international, evidence-based classroom program that has shown significant effect in reducing levels of aggression among schoolchildren by raising social and emotional competence, and increasing empathy. The program is designed for children ages 5 to 13. At the heart of the program is a neighbourhood infant and parent who visit the classroom throughout the school year. Our Wellness Coordinator, a trained Roots of Empathy Instructor, coaches students to observe the baby’s development and to label the baby’s feelings. In this experiential learning, the baby is the “Teacher” and a lever, which the Instructor uses to help children identify and reflect on their own feelings and the feelings of others. This lays the foundation for safer and more caring classrooms, where children are the “Changers.”
The Jr and Sr High Drama Programs offer students an opportunity to participate in a musical theatre production, not just on stage, but also through backstage roles such as: lighting and sound tech, props, set design, costume design, choreography, and directing. By providing a safe space to explore and grow, students are given the chance to be creative, improve emotional intelligence, learn new skills in teamwork and cooperation, build confidence, and nurture friendships.
*Please note that this year, some Wellness programs are suspended or operating differently due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Also known as Breakfast for Learning, and partnering with the Bashaw & District Food Bank, this program's goal is to provide adequate nutrition to all students at the Bashaw school in order that they might have enough energy to fulfill their potential and succeed in school.
The Tools for School Program provides school supplies to children in our area so they can enter the school year with everything they need to thrive.
Christmas can be a very stressful and financially detrimental time of year. Partnering with the Bashaw & District Food Bank, this program aims to alleviate some of the burden to families in our community, and bring joy back to the season.
To apply for this program, simply come to our office and fill out an application after November 1st. You will need photo ID and proof of address. On December 22nd or 23rd, pick up your gifts and Christmas Meal Food Hamper. There is no cost to participate in this program.
To contribute to this program, please come and visit our Angel Tree, which goes up every year after Remembrance Day. Select one or more angels off the tree, purchase a gift based on age, gender, and ideas provided, and return your unwrapped gift by December 18th. You may also donate financially by cash or cheque made out to Bashaw & District Support Services and receive a charitable donation receipt.
Summer at BDSS takes a different shape every year. Led by youth in our community, this program aims to provide summer adventures to all ages. By partnering with Adult Learning, Bashaw United Church, Bashaw Historical Society, and the Bashaw Library, the summer is filled with all kinds of activities and events. For more information, check out our Facebook page @BashawCRC.
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