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ABC Head Start (Administration Office)

Rossdale House
9829 - 103 Street
Edmonton, AB T5K 0X9
Ph: (780) 461-5353 Fax: (780) 469-0423

General Inquiries, please email: info@abcheadstart.org

For more information about Registration, please visit the For Parents and Agencies page. You can also send an email to intake@abcheadstart.org about applying for the ABC Head Start Program.

The Administration Office Hours of Operation are: Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. (Closed on Statutory Holidays)

Our Senior Management Team

Walter Lidster - Executive Director  
Tel: 780.461.5353  Ext. 233     



Director of Strategic & Community Initiatives
Research, Planning & Evaluation
Email: wlidster@abcheadstart.org
Tel: 780.461.5353




Laura L. Walker, B.Comm, CPA/CGA                              Finance  Manager                        Email: lwalker@abcheadstart.org                                          Tel:  780.461.5353 Ext.232                                                                                                                                                       

Teresa Ebbert, BHSA (App)
Director of Program Operations 
Email: tebbert@abcheadstart.org                                          Tel:  780.461.5353 Ext.228                                                                                                                                        

Director of Program Operations

Christi Lein, BChSt (App.)                                              Development & Stakeholder Relations Manager Email:clein@abcheadstart.org                                                Tel: 780.461.5353 Ext 241                                                      

Development & Stakeholder Relations Manager

Angela Buck                                                                          Business Manager, Administrative Services Email:abuck@abcheadstart.org                                            Tel:780.461.5353 Ext 221                                                                                                                        

Business Manager

Debra Milne
Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Manager
Tel: 587.710.0832























ABC Head Start Classrooms and Family Programming Contact Information

Program Hours of Operation: Tuesday to Friday  (Closed on Statuatory Holidays)      

Morning Classes are from 9:25 am to 12:30 pm      Afternoon Classes are from 1:05 to 4:10 pm


Bussing Information:

If your child takes the bus and will not be attending program, please contact Southland Transportation Dispatch and report the absence to 780-466-9696 Ext 3.

If you have any questions or need to update your information, please contact the site social worker at the program location that child is attending. Here is a list of cell phone numbers below:

  • Duggan Site Program - 780-690-8009
  • McKee Site Program - 780-919-9731
  • West Campus A Site Program - 587-930-4534
  • West Campus B Site Program - 587-930-2966
  • Millwoods Campus A/B/C Site Programs - 587-930-4847 / 587-930-5822 / 587-930-6432
  • North Campus A/B/C/D Site Programs - 587-930-8202 / 587-930-9789 / 780-224-1658 / 587-930-8157  
  • North Killarney Site Program - 780-224-5943

We have a dedicated staff member to handle transportation. In the event of a bussing emergency, please contact Maggie Morrison, Coordinator for Intake and Transportation at 780-461-5353 Ext 242 or contact the emergency cell phone at 587-926-7591 after 4:30 pm. You may also contact the Administration Office at 780-461-5353 at any time.


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At ABC Head Start we believe the best way to help children is to strengthen families and community. As we work together in partnership we benefit from the shared enthusiasm, energy and ideas that each partner contributes. Community support ensures the continued success and sustainability of ABC Head Start. Every year volunteers donate thousands of hours of time in classroom and non-classroom activities. Find out how you can get involved today!

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