Pembina PlayCare

PlayCare is an interactive, learn through play environment for children aged six months to eight years. Our experienced staff interact with each child using play-based, child-centered activities including creative arts, puzzles, sensory explanation, dramatic play and more.

PlayCare Hours of Operation

   Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m.- 1:15 p.m.
Saturdays 9:30 a.m.- 12 p.m.
 Sundays & Statutory Holidays Closed 

Please keep in mind, we regularly evaluate PlayCare hours of operation to better reflect its usage.

PlayCare Rates

Up to 2 hours per visit
$5/hour  

Unlimited Monthly Passes

Unlimited Monthly
$100/monthly

Important Information

Available for children ages 6 months to 8 years.
PlayCare is available only to parents/guardians who remain on site at all times that their child(ren) is in the drop-in program.
(As per the ‘Child Licensing Regulations Act’)

Please bring a healthy nut-free snack and water, indoor shoes, labeled Ziploc bag with an extra set of clothes.

PlayCare is located on the 2nd floor west end, next to the Jungle Play Place.

Reservations

Reservations can only be made during hours of operation by calling 780-357-7534 or in person in PlayCare.  Eastlink members can book one week in advance.  Non-members may call the day of to reserve their child a spot.  Space is limited and is filled on a first come first serve basis.  Reservations are held for 5 minutes past the reservation check in time.

Member's Benefits

If you are an Eastlink Centre member, you have the advantage of making reservations a week in advance, however, please be aware that a 24 hr cancellation policy is in effect.

  • *Note:  Our PlayCare policy is 24 hours’ notice to cancel a reservation with no charge.  This time frame gives our clients on the wait list, the opportunity to get a spot.
  • If cancelling with less than 24 hours’ notice, there is a fee equal to half the cost of the missed time slot. 
  • If the parent does not call and does not bring their child in for the spot booked, there will be a few equal to the full cost of the hours missed.  NO exceptions.

Drop-Ins

Drop-in spaces may be available every day on first-come, first-served, based on availability. However, if you choose to drop-in, please note space may not be available as staffing is determined by pre-reserved spots. It is recommended that you call ahead to confirm space is available.

Note*: Drop-in spaces can only be used in one hour blocks to a maximum of 2 hours. For example: If you need your child to be in PlayCare for 1.5 hrs you will pay for 2 hours of care.

Unlimited Monthly Pass:

Unlimited monthly passes will allow you to come as often as you like over the course of the month during hours of operation. Visits can be used in one hour blocks to a maximum of 2 hours. We recommend that all bookings are made several days prior and ideally no later than the day prior due to high demand. We want to ensure that we will always have a spot available for your child and that we have enough staff in the classroom.

Please remember that for the children’s safety we have a capacity of 20 children at a time in the classroom. As soon as a spot opens up we will contact you so that you can use the drop-in service on that day.

Programs

$220.00
Drop-in Fee Not Required

For those who enjoy keeping active, come along and gain lifelong physically literacy skills and new friends while having fun through swimming, cooperative active games, outdoor adventures and so much more.  This program operates Monday to Friday for ages 5-12 year olds.  Monthly or annual pricing. Contact us for more information and register today!      

Sep 5-Jun 28       M-F        03:30 PM-04:30 PM        $220.00/month.       Ages 5-7yrs         49986  

Sep 5-Jun 18       M-F        03:30 PM-06:30 PM        $220.00/month.       Ages 8-12yrs       49987 

$50.00
Drop-in Fee Not Required

An introduction to fundamental movement skills - running, jumping, throwing, catching and statics.  Instructors will guide your little one's learning about how to move their body.  *Caregiver participation required.             

Location:   Eastlink Centre - Field House Surface 2 B         

Jan 15-Mar 5      M            09:30 AM-10:15 AM       $50.00   50934                   

Mar 19-May 7    M            09:30 AM-10:15 AM       $50.00   50935                   

Jan 17-Feb 28     W            09:30 AM-10:15 AM       $50.00   50936   

$220.00
Drop-in Fee Not Required

Keep your little ones buzzing with energy two days a week. This preschool program will encourage children to develop social skills, emotional maturity, language skills and fundamental movement skills.

Sept. 12 - Oct. 26
Tuesdays & Thursdays
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
#49622

Nov. 7 - Dec. 21
Tuesdays & Thursdays
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
#49627

Jan. 9 to Feb. 22
Tuesdays & Thursdays
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
#50942

Mar. 6 to Apr. 26
Tuesdays & Thursdays
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

$25.00
Drop-in Fee Not Required

Cakes for MOM (ages 7-12yrs)  

It's time to show your MOM thanks for all that she does for you throughout the year.  Surprise MOM with a homemade gift on Mother's Day you know she will LOVE!  Do not worry; all gifts will be wrapped so she will not know until her special day!     

Location: Eastlink Centre - Cooking Classroom Area         

May 12                 Sa           02:00 PM-03:30 PM        $25.00                   51004   

$80.00
Drop-in Fee Not Required

Need to learn how to make a tasty snack or something other than grilled cheese and Kraft dinner?  Cooking and baking in the kitchen can be so much fun.  Register today to get started! We can teach, taste and take home samples.  Bring your friends, not your mom!  All recipes are nut-sensitive and hands-on prep to table creations.     

Eastlink Centre - Cooking Classroom Area             

Sep 7-28               Th           05:45 PM-07:15 PM        $80.00   49999   

$220.00
Drop-in Fee Not Required

Your little one will explore early numeracy skills, fun science experiments and learn more about what's in their world while getting an active start in physical literacy fundamental skills.

Sept. 11 to Oct. 25
Mondays & Wednesdays
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
#49628

Nov. 6 to Dec. 20
Mondays & Wednesdays
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
#49629

Jan. 8 to Feb. 21
Mondays & Wednesdays
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
#50940

Mar. 5 to Apr. 25
Mondays & Wednesdays
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
#50941

$80.00
Drop-in Fee Not Required

Do you have a budding chef in your family?  This program allows them to experience their talents and knowledge while baking, decorating and cooking up tasteful snacks and treats.  All recipes are hands-on; with success as our goal, your budding chef will become the 'Mini Master Chef' of your kitchen in no time at all!   

Eastlink Centre - Cooking Classroom Area             

$25.00
Drop-in Fee Not Required

Create a gift that your dad can ROCK!  Join us just one day before Father's Day in creating a special treat and gift your DAD will LOVE! 

Location: Eastlink Centre - Cooking Classroom Area         

Jun 16                    Sa           02:00 PM-03:30 PM        $25.00                   51005 

$80.00
Drop-in Fee Not Required

Eastlink Centre has partnered with Rhonagolf to bring your children the opportunity to learn the basic FUNdamentals of the sport - golf.  Using a system called SNAG Golf; Rhona will instruct participants the basics of golf with the focus on having fun.  *Weather permitting -Participants enrolled in the May session will be meeting at the real golf course @ The Grande Prairie Golf & Country Club on the last day.           

Location:   Eastlink Centre - Field House Surface 2 B          Ages:   4-5 year olds       

$330.00
Drop-in Fee Not Required
No School? Come and join us for the ultimate day off! Where we will swim, play, create and much, much more!
$540.00
Drop-in Fee Not Required
No School? Come and join us for the ultimate day off! Where we will swim, play, create and much, much more!
$180.00
Drop-in Fee Not Required

What are your plans for Spring Break?  Don't miss out on a week of active play.  We will be enjoying pool time, Fieldhouse games, kitchen creations and much, much more!  Come prepared to be indoors, outdoors, swimming, and baking a treat!  

Location:   Eastlink Centre

Apr 2-6 M-F        08:00 AM-04:00PM         $180.00                Ages 5-7yrs         51001   

Apr 2-6 M-F        08:00 AM-04:00PM         $180.00                 Ages 7-12yrs       51002 

Register for this course online at eConnect

$175.00
Drop-in Fee Not Required

Agility, balance, coordination and speed-- fundamental abilities necessary for healthy child development. Bring your energy and enthusiasm, you're sure to need it!

July 10 - 14
Monday to Friday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Full Day: $175
Half Day: $90

Course # 49477

$175.00
Drop-in Fee Not Required

Make Eastlink your adventure this week as we explore our world and the interesting things in it.  Bring your enthusiastic energy as we engage in active games, exhilarating explorations and no limits of PLAY!  Campers will be require to bring a bike & helmet on some adventures. Early drop off and late pick up available for an additional cost.               

(6 - 7 YRS)  Jul 4-7             Tu-F       09:00 AM-04:00 PM        $140.00                 49490   

(8 - 11 YRS) Jul 4-7            Tu-F       09:00 AM-04:00 PM        $140.00                 49491   

$175.00
Drop-in Fee Not Required

How many types of dinosaurs were there? What did they eat and look like? Join us to find out! We'll spend time in the pool, outdoors and in the program room learning all we can about dinosaurs.

July 17 to 21 or August 21 to 25
Monday to Friday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Full Day: $175
Half Day: $90

Ages 3 to 5
July 17 to 21: Course # 49478
August 21 to 25: Course # 49487

Register online at econnect

$175.00
Drop-in Fee Not Required

Escape into the world of activities here at the Eastlink Centre!  Experience a variety of activities throughout our facility, Community Knowledge Campus and in the community to play co-operative games, challenges and enjoyment of the great outdoors.  Campers will be require to bring a bike & helmet on some adventures. Early drop off and late pick up available for an additional cost. 

Jul 10-14  (Ages 6 to 7)             M-F        09:00 AM-04:00 PM        $175.00                 49495   

$140.00
Drop-in Fee Not Required

Calling all Princesses, Prince Charmings and Superheros!  Your child is guaranteed to have a blast participating in daily adventures & magical activities that will surely be celebrated. Dress up as your favorite magical characters all week.  Full or Half days. Early drop off and late pick up available for an additional cost.

$175.00
Drop-in Fee Not Required

Move and groove the week away. We will be taking our energy to the next level with a variety of games and activities to express your inner athlete.

July 31 to August 4
Monday to Friday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Full Day: $175
Half Day: $90

Ages 3 to 5- Course #49482

$175.00
Drop-in Fee Not Required

Join us for a week-long under the sea adventure! Whales, dolphins, turtles and many other creatures await us. Ocean themed games, crafts and activities along with plenty of pool time will fill your week with gallons of fun.

July 24 - 28 or August 14 - 18
Monday to Friday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Full Day: $175
Half Day: $90

Ages 3 to 5
July 24 to 28: Course# 49480
August 14 to 18: Course # 49486

Register online at eConnect

$175.00
Drop-in Fee Not Required

What fundamental movement skills do we need to play different activities and sports?  Explore throwing, catching, running, hopping, striking and more through active games and activities.  Learn new strategies in building your body's competence and confidence!  Early drop off and late pick up available for an additional cost.        

(8 - 11 YRS) Jul 31-Aug 4 M-F        09:00 AM-04:00 PM        $175.00                 49488   

(6 - 7 YRS)  Jul 31-Aug 4  M-F        09:00 AM-04:00 PM        $175.00                 49489   

$175.00
Drop-in Fee Not Required

This is where it's at!  Test Drive TODAY in this dynamic multi-sports week of fundamental movement skills like coordination, endurance, speed, agility and team work.  Enjoy building you r athletic confidence as we hop in the front seat of our motivating movement vehicles.  Bring your runners and sportsmanlike rage.  Early drop off and late pick up available for an additional cost. 

(6 - 7 YRS)  Jul 24-28        M-F        09:00 AM-04:00 PM        $175.00                 49500   

$175.00
Drop-in Fee Not Required

Enjoy a full week of water activities to save you from the heat!  Get drenched in Aquaterasaurus Land, soaked on the diving platform, and saturated in the pools.  Don't worry, we'll be in the fieldhouse and outdoors just long enough to remember how to use our legs!  Early drop off and late pick up available for an additional cost.   

(6 - 7 YRS)  Jul 17-21        M-F        09:00 AM-04:00 PM        $175.00                 49497   

(8 - 11 YRS) Jul 17-21       M-F        09:00 AM-04:00 PM        $175.00                 49499   

$25.00
Drop-in Fee Not Required

Do you want to give your sweetheart a gift made from the heart?  Pop in for this quick gift-making workshop to see your special person's heart swell on the BIG Day!  All materials included.

Location: Eastlink Centre - Cooking Classroom Area         

Feb 10                   Sa           10:00 AM-11:30 AM       $25.00                   51003   

Drop-in Fee Not Required

No school for two days?  Come join us and forget what it's like to have homework!  Only $75.00 for both days!  Please pack your gear; we will head outside….if the weather co-operates.  Please bring indoor, outdoor footwear, swimsuit, towel, water bottle, a healthy lunch and snacks.  The program could venture off outside so please ensure that all weather appropriate clothes are sent.  ALL participants require a registration form filled out prior to participation, a parent and or guardian's signature is required upon pick up and drop off of child.  We are a nut sensitive environment, so pleas