ELCC & Community Development

ELCC & Community Development is designed to be a hub for resources for families, early childhood educators, and childcare programs in Calgary and the surrounding area. We host workshops and seminars presented by community partners, agencies and industry professionals as well as source and build custom professional development events.


Join us as we create a new standard for School Age Care training.

Check Out Our Event Streams & Workshop Opportunities
ELCC & Community Development is following the procedures outlined by Alberta Health Services for School Age and Child Care programs. Therefore, our workshop services will be limited for the 2022/ 2023 year. We are planning a full return to regular services soon. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us at professional_development@toppkids.com . Sign Up For Our Newsletter
Upcoming Events
Oct 03

Alberta Childcare Licensing

October 3, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ELCC & Community Development
Best practices, high standards and expectations of yourself and your team! Join TOPP KIDS licensing officers Amber, Nancy, Nathalie, and Kristina as we review licensing... Read more
Oct 17

Creating Inclusive Spaces

October 17, 2023 @ 10 AM - 12 PM
TOPP KIDS Head Office - 425 78th Avenue SW
Description: In this foundational workshop participants will gain knowledge, skills, and confidence in being able to effectively support their trans and gender-diverse clients, colleagues, and... Read more
Oct 21

Child Care First Aid

October 21, 2023 @ 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
TK Head Office
If you require a recertification OR full certification for Child Care First Aid/CPR - Register now for a ONE-DAY ONLY training! Hosted on Saturday, October... Read more
Oct 24

Behaviour Guidence in School Age Programs

October 24, 2023 @ 10:00 AM - 12;00 PM
TOPP KIDS Head Office 425 78th Avenue SW, Calgary Alberta, T2V 5K5
  This workshop will challenge you to rethink your attitude about behaviors and child guidance for school-age children. "Control the Climate, not the Child". We... Read more
Jun 30

TK State Report 2020

June 30, 2025
Over the last few years, TOPP KIDS has been a training ground for many practicum students from Bow Valley College, Mount Royal University, Portage College,... Read more
Jun 30


June 30, 2025
425 78th Avenue SW
Our newest addition, the TOPP KIDS Foundation was established in 2022 as a Private Non-Profit focused on providing quality, accessible, and affordable child care and... Read more
Mar 01

New TOPP KIDS Promo Video

March 1, 2030
Check out our newest promotional video for TOPP KIDS Out Of School Clubs! https://youtu.be/rwkVUkfJSc0 Read more
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TOPP KIDS Out of School Clubs
ELCC & Community Development invites you to submit a proposal to present to the school age care community.

ELCC & Community Development invites you to submit a proposal to present to the school age care community.

We aren’t just looking for “experts”; we want people with stories and experiences to share! School age care teams, educators, parents, researchers, agencies and community builders are all encouraged to present. If you haven’t presented a professional development event, don’t worry – we can help every step of the way.

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School Age Care Consulting

School Age Care Consulting

Let us help your school age care program reach it’s fullest potential!

We can help you revitalize your program in areas such as programming, leadership, staff morale, policy building, customized professional development or creating a successful business growth plan.

Our goal is to help raise the quality of the Early Childhood Education sector in Alberta. Contact us to help make your program more professional, profitable, and exciting for your families and staff.
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