Centre of Excellence

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The Centre of Excellence is a resource centre for Early Childhood Educators, Teachers, Students and Parents that have and/or work with children.

To access the Centre of Excellence, you may purchase a Membership. Each membership includes use of many materials including:

* Laminator * Photocopier
* Dry Mount Machine * Die Cast Machines
* Large Assortment of Die Cuts * Art Waxer
* Book Binding * Paper Cutters

Also, with your Membership you are entitled to borrow our Prop Boxes, RIE Bins (Resources for Infant Educarers), you may also borrow the Birch Bark Baskets and Treasure Chests. Please see the links for more information about these resources.

Hours of Operation:

September – June (Closed March 12, 2020)

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 1:00pm – 8:30pm
Thursday 1:00pm – 8:30pm
Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Saturday 8:30am – 12:00noon


July – August

Monday closed
Tuesday 1:00pm – 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am – 12:00pm ; 1:00pm – 4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am – 12:00pm ; 1:00pm – 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am – 12:00pm ; 1:00pm – 4:30pm
Saturday Closed


The Centre of Excellence is funded and supported by Southwest Alberta CFSA . Centre of Excellence staff can be reached by calling 403-320-4232 ex. 204.



Individual Memberships

$60 per year (employees of licensed-child-care centres, family resource programs, day home providers, preschool programs, parents, caregivers and those supporting child development)

Student membership:

$45 per year (current student ID required from University, College, etc.)

Individual Memberships Include:

  • 50 feet of laminate per year
  • 600 photocopies per year
  • 50 binding spines per year

Dual Membership

$90 per year (adults that work with, care for, or have children in their life for whom there is a need to develop resources)

Dual Membership Includes:

  • two names are listed, these two names would remain for the year, no changing names
  • 75 feet of laminate per year
  • 75 binding spines per year
  • 900 photocopies per year

Organization Memberships

Bronze: up to 6 employees

$200 per year

  • 300 feet of laminate per year
  • 3600 photocopies per year
  • 300 binding spines per year

Silver: 7 – 12 employees

$400 per year

  • 600 feet of laminate per year
  • 7200 photocopies per year
  • 600 binding spines per year

Gold: 13+ employees

Any additional employees added to Silver package at $30 per person, per year

Additional Materials

  • Additional 50 feet of laminate at $1.20/foot = $60
  • Additional 100 photocopies at

.05¢ each = $5