The essential concern of the USSU Childcare Centre is to ensure the safety and well being of every child in our care. Our intent is to provide a warm, loving and inviting environment in which children are free to develop and emerge as individuals and to assist children in their exploration of the world around them through a variety of enriching experiences.
Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Closed weekends and statutory holidays, as well as the Christmas break from Christmas Eve until the first working day after New Year’s Day
The USSU Childcare Centre offers childcare to students and staff/faculty at the U of S. 75% of the spaces are for undergraduate, graduate and Aboriginal students and 25% is for staff and faculty.
The Childcare Centre is government subsidized, which means you can apply to the government to have some of your childcare costs covered based on your families gross monthly income, if below $1640.00. If your monthly income is between $1640 and $3500 gross, you receive some subsidy money. Anything above $3500, does not qualify. The maximum amount you will receive is, $570 for infants, $440 for toddlers, $405 for preschoolers and $365 for kindergarten.
The USSU Childcare Centre offers 2 snacks and 1 hot meal a day for children 18 months and older. We do various daily activities with the children, which includes, craft, games, stories, free play, gym time and outdoor time. We offer gross motor, fine motor, manipulative activities, social interaction and family based programs. In the fall session, the preschool children may attend the swim program, which is paid by the parents.
The USSU Childcare Centre has two locations with 156 childcare spaces in total. The first location, known as the USSU Childcare Centre – Williams Location, is at 221 Cumberland Avenue North and has 66 children from 6 months to 6 years of age. The second location is the USSU Childcare Centre – McEown Location is at 109 Cumberland Avenue South, beside Souris Hall. This location has 90 children from 6 months to 6 years.
To contact the USSU Childcare Centre Board of Directors, email the USSU Childcare Centre Board of Director
- Government of Saskatchewan Early Learning and Child Care Website
- Saskatoon Regional Office phone number for Early Learning and Child Care: