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The Alberni Valley Childcare Society has provided a variety of Stepping Stones childcare and early learning programs in Port Alberni for over 30 years.  We believe that children learn through play with materials and toys and through interaction with their peers and caregivers.

Each day our goal is to provide a safe, caring, and nurturing environment that supports each child's individual independence and personal growth. From birth to preschool, to before and after school care, your child's care needs, and developmental steps are important to us. At Stepping Stones, we provide fun, nurturing, and caring settings for your child to grow and learn in.  We are there for you and your child every step of the way.

Our Programs

Infant & Toddler Care Birth to three years A secure caring environment for your growing infant or toddler. Locations:
Daycare 30 months to 5 year olds A quality program for children thirty months to five years old. Locations:
Preschool Classes for 3 to 5 year olds A child centered program providing early learning opportunities for children Locations:
Before & After School Care Kindergarten to Grade 6 Before and after school care for children in Kindergarten to Grade 6. Locations:


The Alberni Valley Children Society acknowledges the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia, through a Provincial Gaming grant.

The Alberni Valley Childcare Society also acknowledges the City of Port Alberni for providing a number of recreational activities for our children to enjoy, through a generous "Grant in Aid."