About Us

Our Approach

We have the experience and credibility of a non profit multi-service organization with over 35 years of innovative and successful services to communities. We have demonstrated expertise in providing high quality, user responsive, well-managed, standard-setting care and services. Care environments reflect a commitment to helping children develop skills for life long learning, concentration, independent thinking, creative expression and social development. Our aim is to create caring, inclusive communities where children will have a love of learning, be compassionate and responsible, be aware of and care for the environment, and have the skills to resolve conflicts peacefully. We are committed to helping children get the best possible start and acquire a solid foundation for healthy development and learning.


Drop In Program

The drop-in centre is open to parents/guardians, nannies, caregivers, grandparents, or any adult who is caring for children from birth to six years of age. The centre provides opportunities for children and adults to learn and play together.

Learning opportunities and activities include; reading books and listening to stories, exploring music while singing songs and playing instruments, developing literacy and numeracy skills, building life skills, role playing, and imagination through drama and block play, exploring nature and the senses through the use of various art and sensory materials including paint, glue, playdough, sand, and water, and developing fine and gross motor skills by using markers and crayons, puzzles, and playing interactive games during group time.

Early Childhood Professionals are available to support adults as they play alongside their children, guiding them through learning opportunities. Staff may offer suggestions to build on children’s interests and emerging skills in order to extend learning both at the centre and at home.

Support and referrals to other agencies and services can be made at a family’s request. We offer Workshops, a Book Lending Library, Music and Movement Classes, and a Baby Time.


Philosophy

We believe that all children and families have the right to access safe, affordable, high quality family resource programs.

Informed parental choice regarding childcare options, the types of childcare available, and the ability to access quality care is a fundamental right.

Working together strengthens our ability to model current childcare and parenting practices, learn from ones another’s experiences, support and encourage one another, and enables us to build on our knowledge and capability as parents, caregivers, and early childhood professionals.

Remaining updated about community programs and partnering with community agencies strengthens our ability to refer children to additional programs or appropriate support systems.

Demonstrating knowledge and awareness about child development, while identifying the strengths and emerging skills of individual children, allows us to implement learning and play opportunities that meet the needs of children individually and within a group setting.

Family and caregiver involvement is important. Recognizing the knowledge and understanding that families and caregivers have about their own children allows us to partner and work together to create meaningful experiences for children and adults.

Respect for diversity is essential. Demonstrating respect for the values, traditions, and differences of another helps build supportive, trusting relationships.

Helping another to discover their own unique skills and strengths can bring out a joy and confidence within them that enriches their parenting and care-giving experiences.

Children’s individual strengths and differences must be recognized and celebrated.

Respect for diversity is essential. Demonstrating respect for the values, traditions, and differences of another helps build supportive, trusting relationships.

Helping another to discover their own unique skills and strengths can bring out a joy and confidence within them that enriches their parenting and care-giving experiences.

Children’s individual strengths and differences must be recognized and celebrated.

Children have the right to be free from corporal punishment, shaming words or actions, isolation or time out, physical confinement, and all forms of abuse.

Children and adults have the right to be free from any forms of discrimination, and to be treated with dignity and value.