Our Programs

“Play is the highest form of research” – Albert Einstein
“Every child is an artist.” – Picasso
“Think and wonder. Wonder and think.” – Dr. Seuss

Infants

12 weeks to 18 months:


During the first 3 years of life, the brain undergoes its most dramatic development and children acquire the ability to think, speak, learn, and reason. (National Centre for Infants, Toddlers and Families, 2011)


To ensure a healthy development of our child, our center uses the Emergent Curriculum based on children interest and developmental needs.  The key developmental domains focused on are:


  • Social / Emotional

  • Cognitive

  • Physical

  • Language

  • Self-help and adaptions

Our Infant Program starts at the early age of 12 weeks through to 18 months. Glenashton Daycare’s small group sizes allow our parents to gain a personal relationship with the teaching staff. Your child’s personalized daily schedule allows our team to know your child unique needs and create a home away from home environment for your child.  A variety of open ended materials, stuffed animals, pull and push equipment, and music is available as infants grasp new ideas, discover language, crawling and walking, all while growing into little independent people.


Transitions are available to our families to allow for an easier process from the home to our childcare environment. Once your child is enrolled at our facility he/she is granted   a spot in all of our other programs (Toddlers, Preschoolers, before/after care) providing peace of mind to our parents.  Glenashton Daycare Centre has an open door policy for our families to visit or call us at anytime.


Enhanced weekly programming for infants and toddlers include:

  • Dramatic play

  • Science and technology

  • Dance and movement

  • Baby sign 

  • Literacy and mathematics

Toddlers

18 months to 31 months


Our Emergent Curriculum allows our toddlers to learn and express themselves through interest driven activities.  Through annotated observations our Registered Early Childhood Educators plan fun and interactive activities to address the following areas of development:

  • Fine/ Gross Motor Skills

  • Social/Emotional development

  • Communication and Language


Within our safe and nurturing environment our toddlers are able to explore and learn through their senses.  Once your child is enrolled at our facility he/she is granted   a spot in all of our other programs (Toddlers, Preschoolers, before/after care) providing peace of mind to our parents.  Glenashton Daycare Centre has an open door policy for our families to visit or call us at anytime.


Enhanced weekly programing for infants and toddlers including:

  • Dramatic play

  • Science and technology

  • Dance, yoga and movement

  • Literacy and mathematics

Jr. and Sr. Preschool

31 months to 5 years old


Our teams of Registered Early Childhood Educators facilitate an enriched curriculum to address the developmental needs and interest of your child. Creating a stimulating learning environment with open ended materials, small/large group activities and learning centers, our educators allow children to become Active Learners over their own education.  Areas of focus include but are not limited to:


  • Enhance fine/gross motor skills

  • Enhance social, emotional and cognitive skills

  • Be active, co-operative and independent learners

  • Enhancing their creative, imagination and exploration skills


During the preschool age learning is an exploration. Our children go many fields: trips: library, fire station, Spring ridge farm and are visited by many community helpers: doctors, Humane Society, fire truck.


Enhanced Weekly Program for Preschool and Kindergarten:


  • Music & Movement

  • Yoga (Body Awareness)

  • Gardening

  • French classes

  • Science and technology

  • Literacy and mathematics

  • Kindergarten readiness program

Before and After-School Care

4 years to 5 years 

Following the Emergent curriculum, staff  plan activities for children between the ages of 4 to 5 years old to facilitate learning through play, and provide a balanced program that supports and facilitates children’s optimum development.


The program aims to provide every child with the kind of support he or she needs in order to develop:

  • Self-regulation

  • Health, well-being, and a sense of security

  • Emotional and social competence

  • Curiosity and confidence in learning

  • Respect for the diversity of his or her peers


Early registration is required for the program; please contact the centre for more information.

Summer Camp Safari

The fun stays all year round at Glenashton Daycare Centre. During the summer months our facility turns into a Camp Safari by enhancing the weekly programming to include:

  • Special trips

  • Special guest

  • Cooking

  • Fun arts and crafts activities indoor and outdoors

  • Building a summer garden

  • Trips to the library

  • Trips to the splash pad


Summer is about being outside and exploring, discovering and having fun with our friends. Early registration is required for the program; please contact the center for more information.



PA DAYS, Winter /March Break  and Summer Vacation


Glenashton Daycare Centre also accepts children ages 4 – 5 years old during PA, winter/ March and summer holidays. Children will take part in regular daily routines. Along with special activities such as:


  • Cooking

  • library trips

  • Music and Movement

  • Crafts and more….


Early registration is required for the program; please contact the center for more information.

Looking for more information about any of our programs? Get in touch now.

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