Terra relies on volunteers, financial and in-kind donations to offer services and support our teen parents.
At Terra, our specialized team tailors programs and services to meet the needs of each teen parent. Always safe, never judgemental. Learn more about what we have to offer our young families.
While our teen parents are attending Braemar School enhancing their own learning experience, Terra ensures that their children are receiving a high quality learning experience at our accredited Child and Family Support Centre.
Professional, qualified Early Childhood Educators offer specialized child care for infants and toddlers while mom is completing her high school diploma.
The centre accommodates 67 children between the ages of three weeks and three years. Children are provided with nutritious meals and snacks, stimulating learning environments, and safe play spaces. A public health nurse from Bonnie Doon Health Clinic makes regular visits to the centre to conduct onsite vaccinations and health check-ups.
Mothers are encouraged to visit with their child(ren) outside of class time. Accommodation and support is provided for nursing mothers.
Terra Child and Family Support Centre was the recipient of the 2015 Child Development Professional Award of Excellence in the Program category. The centre was also selected as a pilot site in 2012 for the research and development of Play, Participation, and Possibilities: An Early Learning and Child Care Curriculum Framework for Alberta. Our child care centre continues to participate as a lighthouse site, serving as a program model for the province.
If you are a teen parent interested in attending Braemar School, here are some of the ways Early Childhood Educators at our Child and Family Support Centre support children registered in our program:
Our practice reflects deep knowledge in child care development and family dynamics; practice rooted in understanding of relationships, inspiring Early Childhood environments and new research in neuroscience.
If you are interested in taking a tour of Terra’s Child and Family Support Centre, please click here.
If you are a teen parent interested in attending Braemar School to complete your high school education, and would like to know more about how Terra can help, we encourage you to visit our Starting Point page. All it takes is one email or phone call!
I trust his childcare workers. He has grown so close to them, his whole face lights up when he runs to see them in the morning.
The chance of me finishing high school without the support of the child care centre would have been significantly lower. I’m so thankful!
Thanks to the amazing system Terra has in place I was able to nurse my baby when needed while going to school.
I don't think I would have been able to graduate high school without my child care worker's love and support for my daughter and myself.
We’re located at 9930 106 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta. We are open 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri.