The Early Years Education Centres offers flexible full day and half day programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, junior and senior kindergartener. We also offer before and after care programs as well as summer programs.
Our curriculum is based on thematic units which are enhanced by activities that are carefully planned for each child’s individual development. We provide a wide variety of learning experiences with activities that range from sensory and motor to creative expression and language.
Our infant program is a wonderful environment that introduces young children to child care. Our nurturing caregivers develop trusting relationships with each child and family to ensure a comfortable transition into the daycare centre. During the course of a day the infants will engage in many activities such as first step education activities, art, circle time, story time, music and outdoor time including a neighborhood walk.
Part of our infant day care program includes baby yoga and baby music through qualified instructors. Continuous communication with parents is of primary importance. Parents will be given daily reports of their child’s routine/day and overall progress. We pride ourselves on our ability to cater to the individual needs of each child, and accommodate different schedules, multiple naps, food preferences and more.
Our daycare teachers work towards giving each child the opportunity to feel confident and positive about their first experience outside the home.
Our Toddler childcare program offers a more structured group environment with a schedule that includes plenty of stimulating indoor and outdoor experiences. A balance of structure and free play opportunities through exposure to a variety of materials are provided to facilitate their independence throughout the daily routines. Children are given the chance to play, learn and explore independently in small groups with friends, and as part of a larger group. Toddlers are also introduced to our academic program through High Scope (Theme Based), Reggio projects learning styles; all of which include math, language, early printing and project work which are provided age appropriately and tailored to individual abilities.
The goal of this program is to help children have a healthy and smooth transition from home to school.
The goals of preschool program begin with the desire to provide a safe, educationally and socially enriching environment in which children can learn to be self-confident away from home. The program seeks to stimulate the child’s curiosity, and encourage well-rounded growth for all children based on their individual levels of development.
Using various curriculum models – High Scope and the Reggio Approach – children get the chance to be involved in a variety of activities that foster their love of learning and discovery. Some elements of the program are more structured, and some depend on the choice of the child, offering an excellent introduction to self-guided learning.
The preschool program concentrates on developing the child’s academic skills with a variety of activities. Through group and individual project work, the children will expand their skills in mathematics, science, social skills, music, visual arts, drama and language. Daily routines will provide the child and teach him/her to apply these skills to reading, writing and basic mathematics.
Junior Kindergarten / Senior Kindergarten
The EYEC JK/SK program offers a more formal classroom setting that is focused around structured, self-guided discovery. With an enriched curriculum and innovative program plans built around High Scope, Reggio and Ontario Ministry guidelines, the program offers exciting opportunities for exploring and learning.
Children are exposed to a variety of age-appropriate topics, including Language, Arts, History, Geography, Visual Arts, Music, Mathematics, Science, French and Physical Education. Field trips are designed to support their understanding of topics that have been introduced to them; seeing music, art and science in real life is a great way to bring a fresh perspective to their classroom learning environment.
Our JK/SK program is designed to help prepare the child for the daily and annual routine of grade one. It is a full program that helps mould the child to know what to expect on their first year of school.
Each child will have their own personal work booklets, cubbies and personal pencil case. This will help teach them responsibility and organization of their own personal work space. They become aware of how to clean after themselves and receive homework once a week. At the end of the year each child will receive a report card from their teachers.
The academic program for this age group is of a higher level. Here they begin to read, write and learn how to apply their math skills.
One of our most successful events is our parents’ night. This is a full active, interactive, fun and always a successful evening. Children perform, show off, and involve their parents in their academic success. It is always a fantastic night for the parents, teachers and of course the children.
There are many advantages for sending your child to The Early Years Education Centres in comparison to sending your child to school to attend junior or senior kindergarten or after school programs in York Region:
|Open 6.30am-6.30pm||vs||Open 6 hours a day|
|Open during Holidays||vs||School is closed|
|Open during PA days, Winter, March break and Summer||vs||School is closed|
|Everything is included in one low price||vs||Extra Fees (After School Programs)|
|Hot meals and nutritious snacks||vs||Packed Lunches|
|Three teachers per classroom||vs||One teacher per 24+ children|
|Parents can watch their children in action anytime during the day||vs||Parents are not allowed to go in the school during school hours|
|Early assessments and intervention services available||vs||Extra assessments and diagnosis only looked into at the age 4-6|