Colonel Walker Community School Association is a non-profit society operated by volunteer parents of the Colonel Walker Community School boar of Directors, (located in Inglewood), for the children who need a place to come before and after school, and a lunchroom with a hot meal or supervision (Colonel Walker Programs). The Association also holds a gaming license to run casinos used to enhance the curriculum at Colonel Walker Community School. The society is incorporated under Alberta Municipal Affairs. Information on the Colonel Walker Community School Association (Colonel Walker Programs) may be obtained right here through our website. The Colonel Walker Programs is an accredited out of school care program with the government of Alberta. What is accreditation?
Child care accreditation in Alberta is a voluntary process through which licensed and approved child care programs (day care programs, out-of-school care programs and family day home agencies) can demonstrate that they meet the accreditation standards of excellence which are over and above the provincial licensing regulations and family day home standards. The accreditation standards of excellence were developed by Government of Alberta in consultation with child care operators, early childhood educators and professionals, child care organizations and key stakeholders. The standards reflect leading practices to provide high quality child care for families and children from birth to 12 years of age. The accreditation process starts with a child care program undergoing a comprehensive self-evaluation of its services and policies including such activities as identifying areas for improvement, creating a quality enhancement plan and implementing developed strategies to achieve the standards of excellence. The self-evaluation process takes approximately 15 months to complete. Once the program is satisfied that it has met all the standards, gathered the supporting evidence and is ready for the formal evaluation, it requests the accrediting agency to conduct an on-site assessment. During this assessment, the accrediting agency will collect and review program’s evidence and complete observations to validate whether the program has met the accreditation standards. If successful, the program is awarded an accreditation certificate that is valid for three years. Accredited programs are expected to maintain the accreditation standards over the three-year term as well as continuously develop and implement strategies guided by their quality enhancement plan. Accredited programs undergo an administrative review every year to maintain their accreditation status and a complete on-site evaluation every three years to renew the status. Accredited programs are also subject to unannounced site visits that may occur at any time throughout the programs’ accreditation term. There are six accreditation standards which are divided into four categories: i) outcomes for children; ii) outcomes for families; iii) outcomes for staff; and iv) outcomes for the community. Each of the six standards is comprised of numbered “criteria” (principles and guiding practices that make up the standard) which are further broken down into “indicators” that serve as observable measurements.
You may find the programs Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) in the observation Binder located on the front Counter of the program.
If you are looking for the official Calgary Board of Education website for Colonel Walker School you can find it here:
Hours of Operation
Before School 7:00 am to 8:30 am
Kindergarten 11:00 am – 5:30 pm
After School 3:16 pm – 5:30 pm
After School Fridays 12:30 pm- 5:30 pm
Lunchroom 12:15 pm to 1:00 pm
Fundaze 7:00 am – 5:30 pm
(Fundaze operates only on professional development and organizational days as well as parent teacher interview days)
5:30 -5:45 pm – $10.00
5:45 -6:00 pm – $15.00
After 6:00 pm- $40.00
Children left past 6:00 pm will be transferred to Child Protective Services with Calgary Police Services.
Late Payment Fees:
Fees 30 days in arrears will be invoiced the following month a $20 late payment fee.
Where to find us in Inglewood
1740 – 24th Ave SE
Calgary, AB T2G – 1P9
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