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Intercultural Child and Family Centre (ICFC)

Cultural richness and education for children.

The Edmonton Intercultural Centre (EIC) is a community full of love, caring, and support. In this and future articles, we will inform readers of the non-profit organizations operating in the EIC facility in order to bring light to their many good deeds.

Located in the heart of Edmonton at the Intercultural Centre (9530 107 Avenue), the Intercultural Child and Family Centre (ICFC) epitomizes high-quality, culturally responsive child care and education. With operational hours from 6:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and plans to extend these hours to 9:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday, ICFC aims to support parents working nontraditional hours, ensuring flexibility and inclusivity for all families.

At the core of ICFC’s mission is a deep commitment to celebrating the diverse cultural heritage of its community. This commitment is woven into the fabric of its playrooms and educational programs, designed to support not just the child care needs of families but also to foster a robust sense of community and enhance the professional development of its educators.

Serving more than 75 children ranging from newborn to 12 years, ICFC prides itself on providing individualized care. Each child’s educational journey is captured through detailed portfolios, which include educator bios, artifacts, and learning stories. This documentation process makes the learning journey tangible and engaging for children and their parents, ensuring a collaborative and transparent educational experience.

The centre’s educational philosophy is a blend of cultural richness and education, manifested through uniquely named playrooms such as El Nido, Salaam, Natonam, and Kapatiran. Each name reflects core values like nurturing, peace, wonder, and brotherhood/sisterhood, fostering an environment of creativity, exploration, and a strong sense of belonging among children of various age groups. For more information about the names of the playrooms, visit

Beyond its educational ethos, ICFC emphasizes the importance of extended child care hours to meet the diverse schedules of families. This flexibility, coupled with the inclusion of nutritional, homemade, whole-food meals, underscores ICFC’s comprehensive approach to family support.

Visit the ICFC website to discover more about the Intercultural Child and Family Centre’s innovative offerings, educational philosophies, and unwavering commitment to community and cultural responsiveness: The website provides a window into the pioneering spirit that defines early childhood education at ICFC.

Information provided by the Edmonton Intercultural Centre, which is located at 9538 107 Avenue.

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