Our BrightPath Cochrane childcare centre near you offers an assortment of activities that foster hands-on and child-guided learning opportunities. We also offer a wide variety of developmentally appropriate childcare programs for all age groups: infants toddlers and preschoolers. Our daycare offers learning environments that use natural materials to stimulate children's growth and development. At our daycare, we focus on building relationships and encouraging independence so children attending our daycare can feel safe and secure while striving to their fullest potential.

BrightPath Cochrane is situated in the first building on the right when taking the exit to historic downtown Cochrane off Highway 1A. Centrally located on 1st Street, the centre provides a large parking lot for families dropping off and picking up.

Fully licensed and accredited, the centre provides 120 spaces for child care for 12-months to 5-year olds and before and after school care for 6 to 12-year olds. The centre provides bussing to five local schools to best serve the school-aged children in the centre.

Large windows make the centre feel bright and airy. The centre is secured by key cards provided to each family. A ground-level entrance provides effortless access by stroller or wheelchair. Daily lunch and snacks are prepared fresh onsite daily in the centre’s spacious kitchen and served family-style. Finally, the three outdoor play yards offer age-appropriate environments for children to learn and explore.

Centre Information

  • Address: 609 1st Street West Cochrane, AB T4C 1Z6
  • Hours: 6:30am - 6:00pm
  • Phone Number: 888.808.2252
  • Email: cochrane@brightpathkids.com
  • Status: Licensed & Accredited
  • Licensed Capacity: 120

Centre Programs


(younger than 19 months)


(19 months to 36 months)


(36 months to 4 years)


(4 years and older)

Centre Director

Cortney Deeves

Cortney has been in the child care industry for over 15 years. She started her career in London, Ontario where she graduated from Fanshawe College. She continued to move all around the tri-cities, working in child care until she made the decision to move out west. Originally, Cortney moved to Canmore where she worked in child care for 4 years at the local facilities until she decided to make the move to Cochrane where she and her family now call home!

When Cortney first started with BrightPath in 2016, she was the lead toddler teacher. Her transition into the BrightPath family was very welcoming, and she quickly built strong relationships with both families and the staff. She knew then that she wanted to grow with BrightPath. Cortney started as the lead educator in the toddler room before moving to third in command, then assistant center director and now the director!

Cortney absolutely thrives on the personal relationships she's built with each child, their families, and the staff. Each is unique and inclusive to the BrightPath family. She enjoys the day-to-day operations and knowing that each day brings different joys into the centre. Cortney enjoys watching the children grow and learn daily, and knows when they achieve their goals, it is so rewarding! She believes that working with such a large group of individuals in a positive team environment really helps identify and encourage dedication in the classroom and helps her staff flourish with success. She also enjoys keeping up with the newest training and continuing her growth as an Early Childhood Educator with her team.

Centre Offerings

Healthy Meals & Snacks
Qualified Educators
Dance & Movement
Natural Playground

What our families think about BrightPath Cochrane

"I absolutely love Brightpath Cochrane! My daughter has been attending for just over 2 years and she is so happy there! We love the teachers, the curriculum, the food and food guide, the activities! I have so much peace of mind having her there and totally trust the staff! We are so incredibly lucky to have them in our town!"
Xenia Solymosi
"We have been with BPK Cochrane since they opened. The care and compassion that they have for my son is above and beyond what we would expect from any care provider. Knowing that our son is safe and loved is important to us; BPK continues to exceed our expectations every day."
Patricia O'Krafka

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Child Care Subsidy and Federal Funding

These centres are participating in the Alberta Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement. Click to learn more about our other options for subsidy and how to apply.

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