Children are active learners – competent, capable of complex thinking, curious and rich in potential. Our programs are guided by “How does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years (2014)” document published by the Ministry of Education and the principles set out in the Early Learning for Every Child Today framework. Our programs are developed through careful observation, conversations and reflection that fosters each child’s self-confidence, social skills, intellectual development, language skills and physical development. Our curriculum is developed in collaboration with the children – it emerges from their interest. The educators provide guidance and opportunity, but the program comes from the children themselves.
Our educators believe “play” is a fundamental mode of learning for children. Play enables children to make sense of the world around them and is an effective method of learning for young children. Children have a natural curiosity to explore, investigate and discover. Our educators take advantage of this by providing learning opportunities within the children’s physical environment.
Age: 6 weeks to 18 months
Ratio: 1 educator to 3 infants
Infants grow and change at an astounding pace and every month brings new and exciting developments. We offer safe and nurturing environments where our educators encourage infants to explore, discover and experience all there is to offer. Working with the parents our educators will provide individual schedules to support each infant during their day.
Age: 18 months to 30 months
Ratio: 1 educator to 5 toddlers
Our busy toddlers enjoy a fun and nurturing environment that encourages them to explore their environment with a hands on approach while nurturing their growing sense of curiosity. Our educators will observe, interact and listen with each toddler to provide learning activities that will extend each child’s learning.
Age: 30 months to 4 years
Ratio: 1 educator to 8 children
Children are competent, capable, curious and rich in potential. Our educators design indoor/outdoor environments that spark curiosity, investigation and provide age appropriate challenges to guide children’s learning. They provide a wide variety of interesting objects and open ended materials for children to explore.
Age: 3.8 years to 5 years
Ratio: 1 educator to 13 children
Our before and after school programs offers smooth transitions between school and childcare. It gives parents the security of knowing that their children are staying within the school boundaries. Our educators extend children’s learning by building programs based on what the children are doing in school. Working in partnership with the children they provide many fun activities that allow creativity, discovery, problem solving and inquiry.
Age: 3.8 years to 12 years
Ratio: 1 educator to 15 children
These programs are designed to allow children to have fun, be active and have time to socialize with their friends. Our educators observe, listen and have conversations with the children to find their interests and build a program around them. A quiet corner is always available for children to do their homework if they wish. Our school-age children are provided with healthy snacks before and after school.