The Students’ Union and Community Early Learning Centre has been an integral part of our family’s life: they provide excellent care, are invested in each child’s development, and give us peace of mind while at work. The relationships our daughter has developed there, both with classmates and teachers, brings her (and us) a sense of joy and stability. The Centre programs wonderful indoor and outdoor activities, invites parents to many celebratory events, and keeps families abreast of the little things that make a child’s day-to-day experience exciting and lasting. We feel very fortunate.
Julian & Nicole
"The employees at the center are very warm, kind, and caring for the kids. My kids enjoy learning and playing in the center a lot."
“Our three children attended SUCELC for over a span of a decade. The directors, educators and staff are professional, warm and accommodating. SUCELC are family and we are beyond grateful for the exceptional care and learning our children received.”
Our two daughters combined spent almost eight years at the centre. We are forever grateful for the loving and caring centre staff. They learned to love, to care for themselves and others, to express themselves but also to problem solve, to play and have fun, but also to be curious and learn, to be independent but also to be part of a team. The skills they learned at the centre will benefit them for the rest of their lives.
We have been so lucky that our daughter has had the opportunity to grow with the SUCELC. Our daughter has thrived in the Centre, and we have appreciated the community purposefully built by Centre staff and educators. In addition to excellent facilities, the Centre invests in their staff. They are expert educators who are invested in the care of the children, but most importantly in supporting their early learning through individualized support.
I would recommend the Centre to any family and feel fortunate to be part of the community.
"Both our kids have graduated from SUCELC now and it is sad to say goodbye to such an incredibly dedicated, fun and hardworking team of staff. We really appreciated the outdoor time that our kids got there and the center's comfort with taking the kids on long walks around the neighbourhood, bus/LRT adventures, and most of all, the yearly summer swimming lessons. The center always provided tasty and healthy lunches and snacks which we all appreciated. The educators there are committed to the kids' happiness, development and learning. Our kids were always bringing home new crafts and tidbits of knowledge to share with us."
We loved our time at the SUCELC. The staff were very dedicated and invested a lot of time and energy into getting to know the kids and developing activities that suited their interests. Everyone was warm and welcoming and it would sometimes take us quite a while to leave the center because my daughter wanted to go around saying goodbye to everyone! It was sad to leave the center, and my daughter still asks to go back to visit even a whole year later.
We started sending our little girl to SUCELC daycare when she was 3 years old. She also finished her kindergarten there. The teachers and staff there are very responsible and caring. Kids play and study in a comfortable atmosphere. I also like the location of the daycare on the Campus of U of A. My daughter made many good friends there and like her teachers very much. We can see her getting more confident and sunny. SUCELC daycare is the best daycare I can imagine.