On behalf of Grapeview Daycare, our staff and I would like to thank you for your interest in our centre. If you would like more information, or would like a tour of our facility please call us at 905-682-0991 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Christine Gray-Johnston RECE
Grapeview Daycare is a licensed non-profit centre, established in 1988, wholly operated by Grapeview Free Methodist Church, bordering a quiet residential area. We are conveniently located close to the QEW, Hwy 406, and Fourth Ave Hub.
PURPOSE AND PHILOSOPHY
At Grapeview Daycare, we believe children are entitled to opportunities that support and encourage their emotional, social, cognitive, physical and spiritual growth and development.
We seek to stimulate and develop children’s creative thinking and problem-solving skills through both teacher-and child-directed activities.
We strive to promote a positive self-image for each child by encouraging exploration, fostering the development of social skills, cultivating friendships, and promoting a strong sense of community.
We support, encourage and facilitate a co-operative working relationship with parents in order to meet the needs of the children entrusted to our care.
The Grapeview Daycare Program is designed to meet the needs of the whole child – socially, emotionally, cognitively, physically, and spiritually. Routine schedules are posted and followed in order to provide consistency throughout your child’s day.
Our curriculum is based on children’s self-directed exploration, discovery, play, real work, building relationships, and gaining a sense of oneself as powerful and competent. Our child-initiated curriculum emerges out of experiences in the lives of children, families, and teachers in our program.
Children have many opportunities to explore and experiment at their own level of knowledge. Their activities are both interesting and satisfying to them, and teachers are aware of their need for challenge and success, and for room to grow. Our teachers are trained in playing to learn which provides an understanding of how play provides the foundation of learning.
Our program is built within the pedagogical framework of Ontario's How Does Learning Happen?
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The teacher/child ratios are:
Ages of Children we can accomodate:
Toddlers (*18 months-30 months)
Preschoolers (31 months-5 years)
* Early Admission Possible