While many day care centre are open just six hours a day, we offer day care in the York Region area from 6:30am to 6:30 pm, giving parents options. We are also unique because we are open holidays, PA days, winder break, March break and summer break-ensuring your children are cared for all years round.
Our experienced educators offer half-day and full-day programs to infants, toddlers, preschoolers, junior and senior kindergarteners. Additionally, we offer:
• Before and after school care for children ages 5-12 that provides comfortable, safe and stimulating environments to school-aged children.
• Summer day camp that incorporated academics, physical activity and play through performance arts, sports and adventures
• An indoor playground and birthday centre that offers parents affordable and flexible party packages to help make your child’s special day a success
• Parents night out on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights from 5pm-9pm offering children four hours of movies, games, gym activities and fun.
• Affordable Drop in Program for children 4 and older on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 4 pm
Our centres daycare program provides parents with a wide array of advantages that other daycare centres in the York Region do not. We realize that sometimes, finances are tough, which is why we include everything in one low price. The includes, one-on-one tutoring, hot meals and nutritious snacks, three teachers per classroom, early assessment and intervention services and a wide array of extracurricular activities.
We also know that sometime parents want to be able to watch their children in action during the day which is why we invite parents to do so-a contrast to many of the other day care options in the area.
The holistic approach values the parents time, professional and personal life as well as the child’s education, safety and happiness. We strive to create an inviting, caring and comfortable day care where children can develop cognitively, socially and physically while being supported and making every moment of the early years of their lives count for the better.
Our Centre was built upon various educational philosophies and we incorporated the Montessori method within our distinctive system. After nearly 25 years of working with children, we know that children are innately inquisitive and drawn to learning new things. This is why we value each child’s individuality and treat children uniquely according to their needs, interests and rate of social, cognitive and physical development.
In line with Montessori school philosophy we provide children in the York Region District with a friendly, loving and nurturing environment focused on comfort, cooperation and education. This means each child has the freedom to choose the activities that they feel comfortable with and educators encourage a hands-on approach to learning. We believe education should evoke communication and we value listening and respecting children’s needs and interests.
In adopting the Montessori school approach in our childcare, we have developed a method for inspiring learning amongst children that emphasizes allowing each child to take charge of their education and discover the joy of learning through exploration. Interaction and independence. When children have the freedom to choose what activities they take part in, they are more engaged and excited about learning new things.
Enriching children using the Montessori approach
At our centre we seek to help children develop socially, cognitively, and physically with childcare that is flexible, innovative and fun for children. Enrichment activities include:
• Language program that introduces multilingual vocabulary (alphabet, numbers, greetings etc.) through games, stories and songs.
• Hands-on music program to help children express themselves through music and movement.
• Yoga and Pilates to engage children and babies’ bodies and minds, help them build strength, flexibility and balance.
• Drama program to encourage children to express their emotions, develop self confidence, appreciate the arts and expand their knowledge on how to communicate.
• Everyday exercises to help children build self-control, grow motor skills, be polite members of society and gain conflict resolution skills.
• Computer and technology program to strengthen children’s ability to work with modern technology. Our computer and technology program is integrated with art, science, math, multilingual games, reading, motor development and more.
By using the Montessori school approach in the fundamental building blocks for our childcare, we prepare children for future schooling. We believe that the early years of a child’s life are the stepping-stones that lead to a successful, happy and healthy life and each one of the moments of childhood matter. That’s why we carefully tailor our curriculum to foster growth and work to cultivate curiosity, creativity and intelligence among our children.
We count our success in the smiles of our children’s faces and have witnessed countless children in the York Region area move on to become active, intelligent, creative and above all, happy, students. Through tutoring, early assessment and intervention services, extracurricular activities and ensuring three teachers are assigned to each classroom, we make sure each child has the resources and support necessary to succeed.
Curiosity about the world comes naturally to children. Through play, they can actively explore the environment and the world around them. Some ways children learn through play are:
Play is an important method of learning and helps young learners construct knowledge in all areas covered by the curriculum. Different types of pedagogical play such as modeled play, open-ended play and purposeful framed play provide opportunities for young children to develop knowledge through experience. Play based learning is important in developing inquisitive young learners as it helps them discover and solve problems in playful and unique ways. A classroom is a social space which is much more than the physical space. Our classroom environment is designed to invite, provoke and enhance learning as well as encourage communication, collaboration and inquiry. The play-based teaching takes the “inquiry stance” on practice by giving children the opportunity to answer the “why” that comes naturally to them. The child, the teacher and the environment are all three crucial elements in making learning through inquiry happen.