Alta Children's Center

When you hit the slopes, you want to make sure your child has an enjoyable day too. At the Alta Children’s center, you can be sure that your child receives the best care possible – and has a great time to boot!

Located on-site at the world-famous Alta Ski Resort, you can drop off your child at a safe and fun care center and literally step out the door and hit the slopes.


The Alta Children’s Center is a full service child care facility that caters to children from 2 months old to 10 years old. Infants and young children can play, create and learn in the center. Children ages 4 and up can join Alta’s legendary Alf Engen Ski School and spend the day learning from one of Alta’s friendly instructors. Our center is designed to stimulate curious young minds with areas set up for creative arts, social/emotional learning in the dramatic play area, blocks & physical motor movement area, and a math and science discovery area. We provide 3 nutritious meals throughout the day.


At the Alta Children’s Center, our staff take pride in creating a nurturing and creative atmosphere where your child can play, learn and grow. Each member of our staff team is trained in early childhood education, is certified in infant and child CPR and first aid. We work together as a team to provide the best care for children entrusted to us.
Under the direction of Ilse Wilson, owner of Fairyland Child Care, Inc. dba Alta Children's Center, she ensures high quality because quite simply put, her passion is child care. She has her degree in Early Childhood Education, won the 2016 Early Childhood Teacher of the Year and is a 2017 National teacher award winner. Ilse was born in South Africa to a German family and speaks English, Afrikaans and German fluently. 


The Alta Children’s Center is fully licensed by the Utah Department of Health and offers a program that caters to your child’s individual needs.

Infant care – Our infant care area is open from ages 2 months to walking toddlers. The area is safely enclosed to cater to the specific needs of an infant, with dim lightening, developmentally appropriate equipment and materials. The staff to children's ratio is low to provide the best care.

Young Children – We know how to keep young minds busy. Your child will be giving opportunities to create art, play musical instruments, move, think and tinker that challenges their imagination.

Ski School – The Alta Children’s Center works closely with the famous ALF Engen Ski School. If you wish to have your child participate in the group ski lesson (for ages 4 and up), The mini adventure package can be purchased at the ski school office and includes a half day at The Alta Children's Center.

Après-ski care – After a fantastic day on the slopes, you can now enjoy social events or activities child free. We offer child care on Friday and Saturday evenings from 4:30 – 6:30PM. Don’t forget to make reservations though at

Need eveing care? Pick up a recommended babysitter list at the front desk. Professionals are at least 18 years old, CPR & First Aid trained, background checked, and experience is listed on the sheet. Evening babysitters are not associated with the Alta Children's Center after hours, and therefor need to be paid directly for services. 



Full Day  - $109
(8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Half Day  - $89
(8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

5 Day Package  - $495
(That’s a $50 saving!)

5-day packages can be used for any 5 days throughout the season. Unused days cannot be transferred to the next season. Reservations are required to use days from your package.

*** NEW Season Ski Pass Child Care Packages
Verification of a season ski pass is required to receive the season ski pass child care packages, simply choose the package that best fits your needs. and visit our front desk to receive your child care card and enrollment paperwork.

01-20 Full Days - $    900
21-40 Full Days - $ 1,800
41-60 Full Days - $ 2,700
60-80 Full Days - $ 3,600

Après-ski care - $30
(Friday and Saturdays only from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.)



Registration and Forms

Registration, Release & Child information Forms: (Coming Soon)
Parent’s Guide: Policies  (Coming Soon)


We highly recommend making advanced reservations to guarantee your child’s spot. Reservations can be made by phone 801.742.3042, follow the reservations link or even e-mail us with reservation requests at Reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance.


Alta Children’s Center requires 24 hour advance notice when cancelling a reservation. With advance notice, the price of your reservation will be refunded, less a $30.00 cancellation fee per child. When no advanced notice is given, no refunds will be made No shows forfeit their reservation fee and any reserved dates.


801 742 3042 (Calls are forward off season)