Talmud Torah Early Learning Centre is for children ages 12 months through 5 years. ELC is a play based, inclusive centre with values rooted in Jewish culture.

Childcare Philosophy

We run a play-based program where we feel that children learn best when the program is flexible, stimulating, fun, and based on the interests of each child. The ELC strives to meet the needs of the children both as individuals and as a group. The various facets of the program address the intellectual and cognitive development, and the emotional, social, and physical needs of the children. Throughout the day children have an opportunity for structured group activities such as circle time, music, art, as well as free time in which they may choose from a variety of play centers including: blocks, manipulatives, dramatic play, table activities and sensory play. Children will have an opportunity for physical activity each day, either outside or in the gym, dependent on the weather.

Judaic Programming

In addition to the core components of early childhood development, the program curriculum will incorporate experiences involving the use of Hebrew language, celebration of Shabbat and other Jewish holidays, Jewish customs and traditions. A strong and positive identification with Israel is woven into the entire early learning environment. The notion of “Judaism as an integrated part of everyday life” is incorporated into all our programs.

ELC Monthly Fees for 2022-23

The Government of Alberta’s Affordability Program below is for all families, regardless of income or citizenship status. The affordability rates are based on full-time enrollment, meaning children who attend a minimum of 100 hours per month.

12 to 19 Month Program

Full Time (Monthly)


Affordability rate: $635

Family Pays: $570

Part-time available

19 Month to 3 Years Program

Full time (Monthly)


Affordability rate: $510

Family Pays: $581

Part-time available

3 to 4 Year Program


Full time (Monthly)


Affordability rate: $450

Family Pays: $621

Part-time available

4 + Year Program


Full time (Monthly)


Affordability rate: $450

Family Pays:  $590

Part-time available

Enrollment Fee

There is a one-time $250 TTELC enrollment fee, per child.

(If you leave the program and return, there is a new $250 enrollment fee, per child).

Kinderarts Program

Kinderarts is an optional half day program for children of kindergarten age (5 years). We teach children through creative play, arts and crafts, science experiments, music and movement, and special events. We believe that a warm supportive environment, where children’s curiosity is aroused and where children are free to make their own choices, will only lead to a love of learning and self confidence. The learn-through-play philosophy fosters such an environment and encourages self expression, creativity, and success. Our classroom activities are geared towards both the group and the individual needs of the children to ensure that each child has many positive experiences.

Kinderarts runs in the afternoons, following the morning kindergarten program.

Hours of Operation:  Follows the school schedule.

  • 4/5 days per week $350/month
  • 3 days per week: $329/month
  • 2 days per week: $267/month
  • 1 day per week: $216/month

Out of School Care Program

Our program provides enriched care for children 5 to 12 years. We build positive relationships through engaging activities, skill building opportunities and collaboration with peers and adults.

Hours of Operation:

7:00 am to 5:45 pm

Kinder Fees (children attending Kindergarten only):

First child in the family:        $400/month

Each additional child:            $350/month

Grade 1 to 6 Fees

First child in family:                $450/month

Each additional child:             $400/month

Provincial Subsidy Program: Families who qualify for provincial subsidy will have their fees reduced by an additional amount based on income. You can apply for the subsidy program here: https://www.humanservices.alberta.ca/financial-support/15104.html

For more information on any of these programs:

Please contact:

Irene St. Savard, ELC Director, at 780-483-0170.

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