Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Child Care:

 

You’ll need to fill out a Waitlist Form and submit it to our office by fax, mail, email or in person, along with payment to be considered for enrollment.

Wait times vary, depending on the date of application, age of child, as well as the number of spaces that will become available during the year. Priority is given to siblings of currently enrolled children ,as well as full time MRU Student / Faculty/ or Staff followed by the general public who are on the wait list. Most of our spaces open during the summer months.
No, the majority of children aged 19months, are not toilet trained. We treat each child as an individual and understand the process of potty training, working together with the child, and in collaboration with the parents to make this a stress free transition for the child.
While we can appreciate and value your loyalty to Mount Royal, we do not give special consideration for MRU Alumni as a priority.
Yes, we serve the public as well. Our first priority for enrollment will be to full time MRU Students, Faculty and Staff members; but when the offer is declined by same, we will offer the spot to someone on the public wait list who fits the age group where the opening is.
No. All of our child care services are full time spots only.
Yes. We supply a nutritional snack in the morning, one in the afternoon, as well as a nutritional lunch daily. All of our foods served, follow the Canada Food Guide, as well as exceed the requirements for a Social Care Facility.
Yes, you may add your unborn child to the waitlist. We will use your anticipated date of birth for the child until an actual date has been confirmed by you.
Yes. We have an agreement with the Government of Alberta to process subsidy payments for families who apply, qualify and receive payments to help cover the costs of child care fees.
No, but we have partnered with St. James School for their Kindergarten program. Families who are registered with us and have also registered their child at the school, have access to bussing to and from the school; thereby providing a seamless process and having full time care while attending Kindergarten. Parents simply drop off their child in the morning and pick up their child in the afternoon at the centre.

Preschool:

Yes, all preschool children need to be fully toilet trained prior to registering for the program.
We have an annual registration time during the month of February for the following September start date. We have a two tiered registration process. We begin with currently enrolled children, MRU Student, Faculty and Staff members, followed by an open house, open to the public, typically held on the last Saturday morning during the month of February. If there is space available during the year, we will accept new registrations.
Children must be aged 3 to attend Preschool; therefore you could choose to either pay for September and October, thereby securing a spot for November when your child is of age, or you can choose to add them to the waitlist. If you add them to our waitlist we cannot guarantee a space for November, however, if there was an available space in the program, for the session you are waiting for, we would call you and let you know, so you would have the option to register at that time.
Yes, however we do not provide a traditional learning environment. We support children’s learning throughout the day, by providing an environment that is inviting, stimulating and age appropriate geared towards the specific age group of children in attendance as well as considering their developmental needs. By providing children with opportunities to learn about numbers-through activities, reading books, doing puzzles while being supported by educated professionals; children will gain this knowledge in a fun and creative way. We aim to encourage lifelong learning.

Kindergarten partnership with St. James School:

Parents can choose to sign up for bussing transportation by arranging this with the school.

Before & After School Care Program:

Yes, because we are located right in the schools we have an agreement with our host schools that only children attending the host school will be enrolled in the program.
We do not have access to the schools during the summer months; therefore we are not able to operate during the summer. We encourage our parents to consider MRU Kids Camps available during the summer at Mount Royal University. Here’s the link: http://www.mtroyal.ca/mrukids
Before & After School focus on teaching children social and life skills. Team building and cooperation is a huge focus as well as becoming a socially responsible member of society. New activities are preplanned on a daily basis and provide opportunities for learning through structure and unstructured, active and quiet, indoor and outdoor play. Program planning includes activities such as a cooking club, science experiments, art, and reading club. All activities are optional and children are encouraged to give input into planning.
Before & After School focus on teaching children social and life skills. Team building and cooperation is a huge focus as well as becoming a socially responsible member of society. New activities are preplanned on a daily basis and provide opportunities for learning through structure and unstructured, active and quiet, indoor and outdoor play. Program planning includes activities such as a cooking club, science experiments, art, and reading club. All activities are optional and children are encouraged to give input into planning.
Each program has a designated homework table that allows the child to have a quiet space to work on their homework. A staff member is available to offer assistance as needed.
Yes. We have an agreement with the Government of Alberta to process subsidy payments for families who apply, qualify and receive payments to help cover the costs of child care fees.