COMMUNITY

EDUCATION

Cochrane offers educational programs for everyone who wants to learn in our community. The Town of Cochrane promotes education in training because it realizes the importance of having a trained workforce and available education programs for its residential families.

PERSONALIZED LEARNING

Cochrane’s school population is small enough to promote a level of personal learning that your children won’t get in any larger city environment. Another substantial advantage to joining our small but growing community. Welcome to the wonderfully unexpected.

  • Early Childhood
  • Library
  • Elementary Schools
  • Secondary Schools
  • Post Secondary
  • Adult Education Services
  • Employment Training

Child Care & Early

CHILDHOOD SERVICES

The Town of Cochrane realizes the importance of promoting the well-being of our community’s children. We provide a safe, child-centered, caring and nurturing environment that encourages, stimulates and fosters self-esteem and growth. Our services are offered both in English and French environments at the Cochrane Child Care Centre and Garde d’enfants de Cochrane, respectively.

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Plan d’intervention du CASSDC en réponse à la COVID-19 pour les centres de garde d’enfants du district de Cochrane
COCHRANE CHILD CARE CENTRE
435 Tenth Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-4812
Fax: (705) 272-2718
Email: linda.shier@cochraneontario.com
Facebook: @CochraneChildCareCentre
GARDE D’ENFANTS DE COCHRANE
399 Eighth Street
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-4393
Fax: (705) 272-2718
Email: charlene.viau@cochraneontario.com
Facebook: @CochraneChildCareCentre

DAYCARE FEES

Full Day $34.50
Half Day $27.25
Before School $5.75
After School $11.50
Late fees per 15 minutes $25.00
Note: Rates take effect on July 1 2020

MARCH BREAK & SUMMER CAMP FEES

First Child $34.50
Second Child $26.60
Third Child $21.90

SCHOOL AGE REGISTRATION

Register your school aged children with the Cochrane Child Care Centre by downloading the form and submitting it to our child care general manager.

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DAYCARE REGISTRATION

Register your children for daycare by downloading the form and submitting it to our child care general manager.

FINANCIAL SUBSIDY PROGRAM

A subsidy program is available to provide financial assistance for child care. Visit the Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board website for further details.

WORKING WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

We believe that child care facilities should provide the highest quality of child care programs for all children. As a result, our qualified resource teachers implement strategies and programs that assist those with special needs.

EarlyON Child and Family Centre

The EarlyON Cochrane Child and Family Centre is also located at the Cochrane Child Care Centre. EarlyON Child and Family Centres provide opportunities for children from birth 6 years of age to participate in play and inquiry based programs and support parents and caregivers in their roles. The centre offers safe and welcoming environments open to all families with qualified professionals and quality programs. Families and caregivers will be able to find support, advice, make personal connections and access a network of resources. Download this month’s calendar or find the online version of the upcoming activities on your right. For more information on EarlyON Centres or to register please visit earlyoncdssab.com/earlyon

HOURS OF OPERATION

Both of the Town of Cochrane child care centres are open from 7:30am to 5:45pm, Monday through Friday. The centres will be closed for statutory holidays.

Monday – Friday 7:30am – 5:45pm 
Weekends Closed 
Statutory Holidays Closed
LORA ST-PIERRE
GENERAL MANAGER
COCHRANE CHILD CARE CENTRE
435 Tenth Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-4812
Fax: (705) 272-2718
Email: lora.st-pierre@cochraneontario.com
Facebook: @CochraneChildCareCentre
@EarlyONCochrane

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Parent

HANDBOOK

Download a copy of our latest parent handbook document, which promotes the well-being of our community’s children. We also invite you to come and take a tour of our centres.

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Library

PROGRAMMING

In Cochrane, learning doesn’t just happen between school walls. Once the bell rings, educational experiences extend throughout the local community, with programs ranging from reading sessions, book review clubs, and even anime. Adults can also get in on the fun, with programs dedicated to reading, tech help, and even knitting. You can find information of available after school programs at the Cochrane Public Library website.

Flexing our learning muscle also spreads through the town’s public library. The library offers educational programs for kids, youth, and even adults alike. The programs at the Cochrane Public Library continually adapt and evolve. This includes virtual and take home programs that are accessible to all. In addition to the website you can contact the Program Coordinator for more information.

Ardis Proulx-Chedore
Program Coordinator and Archivist
Cochrane Public Library
178 Fourth Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-4178 ext. 27
Email: ardis@cochraneontario.com
COCHRANE PUBLIC LIBRARY
178 Fourth Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-4178
Email: library@cochraneontario.com
Website: cochranepubliclibrary.com
Facebook: TheCochranePublicLibrary

Elementary

EDUCATION

The Town of Cochrane has three options for children of the elementary age. Our public school offers French immersion and bilingual certification programs, and Cree language classes are also available. French and English Catholic schools are also available. For more information use the information below to contact the school.

AILEEN-WRIGHT ENGLISH CATHOLIC SCHOOL

LANGUAGE | ENGLISH SEPARATE
AILEEN-WRIGHT ENGLISH CATHOLIC SCHOOL
75 Sixth Street
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-4707
Fax: (705) 272-6426
Website: ncdsb.on.ca

COCHRANE
PUBLIC
SCHOOL

LANGUAGE | ENGLISH PUBLIC
COCHRANE PUBLIC SCHOOL
543 A Chalmers Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-3246
Fax: (705) 272-2713
Website: www.dsb1.ca

ÉCOLE CATHOLIQUE NOUVEAU REGARD - PAVILLON ST-JOSEPH

LANGUAGE | FRENCH SEPARATE
ÉCOLE CATHOLIQUE NOUVEAU REGARD – PAVILLON ST-JOSEPH
399 Eighth Street
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-4354
Fax: (705) 272-4355
Website: cscdgr.education

Secondary

EDUCATION

The Town of Cochrane has two options for children of the secondary school age.

It’s been said that knowledge is power, and that’s never been more true than it is today. The societal value of a rock solid secondary education in order to prepare for the competitive global economy, has become a prioritized step in success. The Town of Cochrane has a wide range of secondary educational institutions available to you.

To learn more about the school’s teachers, administration, and board, please visit their website or profile using the contact information below.

ÉCOLE SECONDAIRE COCHRANE HIGH SCHOOL

LANGUAGE | ENGLISH PUBLIC
ÉCOLE SECONDAIRE COCHRANE HIGH SCHOOL
2070 453 B Chalmers Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-4372
Fax: (705) 272-4384
Website: www.dsb1.ca

ÉCOLE CATHOLIQUE NOUVEAU REGARD - PAVILLON ST-JOSEPH

LANGUAGE | FRENCH SEPARATE
ÉCOLE CATHOLIQUE NOUVEAU REGARD – PAVILLON ST-JOSEPH
399 Eighth Street
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-3080
Fax: (705) 272-5436
Website: cscdgr.education

Post-Secondary

EDUCATION

Post-secondary education and distance learning in Cochrane is offered through career training facilities and distance learning institutions.
The daycare and early childhood centres supplement the town’s post-secondary pathway by ensuring parents and guardians are able to obtain their education while their children are well taken care of.
For more information about the programs available use the contact information below to connect with the individual organizations.

CONTACT NORTH
171 Fourth Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-3444
Fax: (705) 272-4817
Website: contactnorth.ca
NORTHERN COLLEGE
1-149 Fifth Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-4188
Fax: (705) 272-4817
Website: northennc.on.ca 

Adult

EDUCATION

PROGRAMS & SERVICES

The adult based education centres in Cochrane provide literacy, numeracy and essential skills services that help individuals achieve goals related to further education and training, employment, apprenticeship or increased independence; in both the English and French language.
To learn more about these centres use the contact information below to get in touch with the organizations.

ADULT LEARNING CENTRE
146 Sixth Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-4860
Fax: (705) 272-2760
Website:  alctraining.ca
CENTRE D’ALPHABETISATION AU PIED DE LA LETTRE
161 Sixth Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-3513
Fax: (705) 272-3514

COCHRANE PUBLIC LIBRARY

In addition to the centres above who offer adult education services, the Cochrane Public Library also plays host to a variety of adult programs. A great place to learn, meet, and be active. Library memberships are free to all Cochrane residents, so join today! A visit will get you thinking.

COCHRANE PUBLIC LIBRARY
178 Fourth Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-4178
Website: olsn.ca/cochrane

Employment

TRAINING

There are various institutions that can help you access employment training in Cochrane. These resource centres have been created to help residents of the area get re-hired and or re-trained for employment. Both organizations offer a wide range of human resource services. Use the contact information below to learn more about the programs and services offered by these institutions.

APITISAWIN EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING
207 Sixth Street
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-2051
Fax: (705) 272-2091
Website: Apitisawin Employment 
EMPLOYMENT RESOURCE CENTRE
149 Fifth Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-5745
Toll-Free: (888) 626-1538
Fax: (705) 272-2883
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