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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

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."