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Classes for 3 to 5 year olds

A child centered program providing early learning opportunities for children


  • Stepping Stones: 4325 Neill St. (at Kiwanis Hilton Children's Centre)
  • Stepping Stones Alberni: 4645 Helen St. (at Alberni Elementary)


Our programs provide unlimited possibilities to construct, create, imagine and discover in a safe and nurturing environment. Children participate in a take home reading program and are building a foundation to become active life long learners. Special outings are part of our monthly program. A nutritious snack is provided. The staff to child ratio is 1 to 10.



Our Programs

Toddler Programs

Our caregivers work to develop a caring, nurturing relationship with each child. Infants and toddlers learn through play, and we support this in our programs.

Daycare Programs

Each child's independence and personal growth is supported in a caring and fun setting. Children are building early learning skills in a daycare environment.

Preschool Programs

Welcome to unlimited opportunities to construct, create, imagine and discover! Children participate in a take home reading program that promotes learning.

Before and After School Programs

This program provides opportunities for group and personal projects, indoor and outdoor games, art, cooking, weekly outings and special events. 


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."