Program Information

The Halifax Developmental Centre for Early Learning is a comprehensive preschool program operated by Halifax Association for Community Living (HACL).

Rates: We strive to keep competitive daily rates 

Toddler program: 18 Months to 3 Years $35.50 / day

Preschool Program: 3 years to school entry $34.50 / day

Part Time Care: (M-W-F) or (T-Th) $36.00 / day

Before & After School:  To age 7.9 $27.50 / day

After School Only:  To age 7.9 $22.50 / day

Hours: Open from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, Monday to Friday.

Location: 2557 Maynard Street inside Joseph Howe Elementary School. Please use side entrance on Charles Street.

The programs at Halifax Developmental Centre provide for each child’s individual educational needs. Our day includes a daily circle activity, outdoor play, music, art, adaptive equipment like our Snoezelen and soft play areas, computer technologies, stories, free-play, nutritious lunches and snacks. There are also integrated play sessions and more.

Program Plans are designed using an interdisciplinary approach to early childhood intervention activities. Development skills considered include: play, self-help, fine and gross motor skills, communication, cognition and socialization. We often work in cooperation with physiotherapists, occupational and speech therapists and psychologists. Each individual program is structured to encourage the optimal growth and development of each child.

2557 Maynard Street, Halifax, NS B3K 3V6

Phone: (902) 423-4702 Fax: (902) 463-5007
Email: directorhdcel@eastlink.ca
Preschool Directors: Andrea Urquhart, Patricia Neves