A local daycare is setting an example for safety codes.
Little Feet Big Steps, the new daycare on Town Crest Road, offers lots of space and exceptional security measures.
"What you see right now is all built by the latest codes," said Ashwinder Sodhi, director of Little Feet Big Steps. "The Child Care department, they were here. They were super happy."
The daycare incorporates large windows for natural lighting, cubicles and cots that follow requirements from Alberta Health Services, a fence with privacy slats as well as a highly secure fob system.
"You have to tap the fob on an infrared system and that way, whether it's a parent or staff, only they can come in," added Sodhi. "Everything gets logged in the system, what time they came in, what time they went out."
They have also installed 16 different cameras throughout the daycare in order to monitor the children.
Sodhi's next goal is to work with network specialists to provide parents with access to the camera footage, as well as incorporating a way for parents to communicate with their children from work via webcam.
Little Feet Big Steps has been open since November 6 and already has 10 children registered. The owners are hoping to near their cap of 88 children by January and hire around 14 more local instructors.
"I think this is going to be the biggest day care in Fort Saskatchewan," said Sodhi.
The daycare held their grand opening on Saturday (December 9) from 1:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Fort Saskatchewan Mayor Gale Katchur and owner Ashwinder Sodhi cutting the ribbon at the daycare's grand opening.