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Infant Room 3 - 18 Months
In our Infant Room our children are greeted daily with nurturing teachers in an environment that enriches the development of each child. The routine in the infant room is less structured and geared to the individual child. Teachers in the classroom ensure that each infant is following their own personalized schedules for eating, sleeping and exploring. Infants will take part through a variety of sensory and movement experiences.
We encourage children to be active learners who explore the world through their body and mind.
Toddler Room 18 - 30 months
In our Toddler Room children are free to explore their interests in a stimulating environment which promotes social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Toddlers are engaged in a variety of indoor as well as outdoor activities. Our outdoor playground is enclosed and designed for our growing toddlers. Teachers in the toddler room focus on the child’s interests as they provide activities and learning materials which foster their curiosity.
We at the Creative Child Learning Centre feel that music is good for the body, mind and soul as it allows children to be creative, build connections and stimulate the brain as they actively explore musical instruments and sound.
Preschool room 30 - 44 Months
Our Preschool Rooms provide an open environment where children are able to gain independence through play and learning to problem solve. Teachers encourage the children with self-help skills such as toileting, eating and dressing. Preschoolers are able to explore a variety of materials that promote fine motor, gross motor and cognitive development. We follow the emergent curriculum, which is based on the child’s interests. Children learn through play, relationships, discovery and exploration.
Our outdoor environment fosters the child’s learning through play and exploration. The children are able to explore nature during outside time whether it is planting various seeds, raking leaves or building a snowman.
Our before and after school programs provide care for students enrolled in school. Children are able to complete homework, engage in creative, gross motor and building activities, while developing new friendships and engaging in social interactions. Children are provided with a nutritious snack upon arrival.
Activities and projects are planned by educators to match the skills and unique needs of the specific children they are working with.
We offer a full day program on P.A days at our latchkey locations. Teachers plan a fun-filled day full of science, crafts, cooking and more!
We encourage Children to respect the differences of each individual in a polite way. Staff models how to respect and communicate through their words and actions. Children are encouraged to do the same.
Summer/march Break/Christmas Break Camps
We offer full day programs during the winter and summer breaks. Children are fully engaged in arts, crafts, science, cooking challenges and more! Field trips and presentations are planned to keep the children active and engaged throughout the day.
Keep an eye out for our Summer Calendar coming soon!
Our indoor environment creates opportunities for both active and quiet play. Children have a chance to explore various centres within the classroom such as dramatic play, sensory, fine and gross motor, and reading and writing.
Our Programs Goals:
The early years of a child’s life are fundamentally important. This is a time when children are developing self-esteem, sense of community and self-regulation. These are only some of the things that help to develop a strong foundation on which learning is built.
Goal: To provide the children with a nurturing environment that allows children to be active learners.
The indoor environment creates opportunities for both active and quiet play. Children have a chance to explore various centres within the classroom such as dramatic play, sensory, fine and gross motor, and reading and writing. As well we support a healthy eating environment that facilitates a positive relationship with food. Our menu exceeds the Canadian Food Guide requirements as it includes a variety of new and familiar foods that support good health and learning. We are also committed to accommodating any special dietary needs and allergies.
Toys reflect the children’s current interest and are rotated as the children’s interests change. All toys are easily accessible and children are able to play with them as they choose. Through pictures and words, staff can record their observations on their documentation boards, as well as in their documentation log books.
We at the Creative Child Learning Centre feel that music is good for the body, mind and soul as it allows children to be creative, build connections and stimulate the brain as they actively explore musical instruments and sound. We are fortunate to have an outside music agency that visits us weekly.
In order to provide each child with equal amount of opportunities and continuous learning we partner with outside agencies to support children in helping them reach their full potential. These agencies help with speech and language, building fine and gross motor skills, instructions to employees regarding support aids. The classrooms are modified to support the individual needs of each child. Collaboratively with teachers, families and support staff a individualized support plan is developed for each child with special needs in order to achieve their wishes, dreams and hopes for their children
Our outdoor environment fosters the child’s learning through play and exploration. The children are able to bring various “indoor toys” outside and explore them in a different capacity. The children are able to explore nature during outside time whether it is planting various seeds, raking leaves or building a snowman. Through hands on experience they learn to appreciate the outdoor environment.
The children also have the opportunity to visit various community centres such as Fire Station, Police Station, Veterinarian Clinic and Post Office, which allows them to interact with our community helpers. Parents are also invited to share in these experiences with their children.
Observe & Document
Goal: To observe how your child thinks and learns and keep track of their progress.
The best way to learn about children is by observing them at play and documenting their learning experiences. Through these experiences staff is able to share and communicate with caregivers on an ongoing basis through an interactive program “HiMama.” Daily, observations and documentations are communicated to caregivers serving as a form of reinforcement of how learning happens.
Some of the benefits of observing and documenting include:
- Being able to share children’s experiences with parents and caregivers through the use of documentation boards.
- Help educators understand the children’s interests and feelings.
- Help educators provide appropriate materials/toys which foster their exploration and cognitive development.
- Helps find meaning in what children do and what they experience from their perspective.
Relationships Between Staff & Children
Goal: To create positive and caring relationships between staff and children as we support their growing sense of self.
Relationships between the children and their caregivers are incredibly important. We encourage healthy self-images in children by valuing them as individuals. It is important to us that children and their families see themselves reflected in our program. We try to make our toys, books, dolls etc. as diverse as the families within our centre. There are many ways we show the children that they are valued. Some of these include pictures at their locker, bulletin boards in the hallways and classrooms that display their play experiences, and photo albums that include pictures of their families in the book centres.
We encourage Children to respect the differences of each individual in a polite way. Staff models how to respect and communicate through their words and actions.
Children are encouraged to do the same.
Children’s feelings are supported and accepted by staff. Together, they find ways to express their feelings appropriately. Through this, children learn social skills that will help them connect with their peers and teach self-regulation skills.
Relationships Between Staff & Parents/Guardians
Goal: To work collaboratively and communicate effectively with all families.
For children to reach their maximum potential, it is important for staff and parents to work together in supporting the children’s needs. Through conversations and observations with children and their families curriculum planning is created.
Through an online program called “HiMama” staff can share details of their children’s days. The input of families is always welcome and with HIMama, parents/guardians are able to communicate with the teacher throughout the day. Staff send pictures throughout the day of their children’s play experiences, ask about a child’s night, or even update a parent on how their child is doing after their drop off. This allows us to build strong relationships between parents and staff.
At the Creative Child Learning Centre we think of ourselves as a family. We hope that all your expectations and needs were met during your child’s experience at The Creative Child Learning Centre.
How To Register Your Child at The Creative Child Learning Centre
Firstly, contact us to ask us any questions you have! We want you to know all the details before making a commitment.
Pick the program and location that is best suited to your needs and set up a time to come visit us
Contact us to ask any questions about our centres, licenses, accreditation, fees, and policies
Complete enrollment forms with all the necessary documentation, and meet our top-notch learning centre staff