Located in the historic Alexandra building in Calgary, ICDC (formerly known as Alexandra Children's Centre) was established in 1975 as a grass-roots childcare program designed and implemented by parents in the Inglewood community. Today our early learning program continues to have parents providing direction and input into our program operations.
We are Reggio inspired program and use the Alberta FLIGHT curriculum framework to created a inquiry based environment. Our program is child lead, with the educators planning around their interests. Through the use of natural elements and provocations the educators provide an environment that is one of a kind to the children in that class.
ICDC is a not-for-profit and registered charity. Everything we make goes back into the program to support the children and classrooms.
At Inglewood Child Development Centre, our mission consists of providing a warm and nurturing environment where children feel safe. Our unique Childcare Center offers various activities that are specifically designed to encourage each child’s growth. Through cooperative play and creative activities, kids reach their social, emotional and physical milestones naturally and with ease.
We would like to acknowledge that we live, work, and play on the traditional and ancestral territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), as well as the Tsuu T’ina and Stoney Nakota First Nations. We acknowledge this territory is home to the Metis Nation (Region 3) and all the people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Alberta. We are grateful for the traditional Knowledge Keepers and Elders who are still with us today and those who have gone before us. We make this acknowledgement as an act of reconciliation and gratitude to those whose territory we reside on or are visiting.