"Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6
"A home away from home"
Monday to Friday 6:30 AM to 6 PM
Full-day Toddler & Preschool Programmes
Our Toddler classroom has diapering facilities available, and the educators, in full cooperation with the parents, will help to toilet train each child when he or she is ready. Parents are asked to provide diapers, baby wipes and a change of clothing for their toddlers.
Kindergarten & School Age Before/After School Care
In our Preschool Before and after school care is available for kindergarten and school-age children twelve years of age and younger. Our Before/After School programme includes supervised walks to and from three local schools. It is the parent’s responsibility to make outside arrangements if their child requires bus transportation.
Summer, March & Winter Breaks
We also have full-day summer, March Break, Winter Break and PD Day programmes (Peel District and Dufferin-Peel Catholic School Boards) available for kindergarten and school age children.
Schedules & Routines
Each classroom educator is responsible for planning an engaging programme based on the children’s interests and development. Programmes are regularly reviewed by the Supervisor and are posted outside the classroom each week. Learning is documented and shared through photos and the display of children’s artwork and activities. Occasionally, photos are shared with our church congregation during worship services or meetings. Our programmes include opportunities for creative expression, outdoor play, literacy activities, sensory experiences, shared and cooperative play. Our classrooms include a variety of toys, rotated regularly, books, puzzles, games, dramatic centres, water tables, craft and art supplies. The goal of our programme is to foster skill development, independence, a positive self-image, and healthy relationships with others.
Sleep and Rest Time
For the health and well-being of our toddlers and preschool children, a two-hour sleep/rest time is scheduled every day. During this time, while children are on their beds, educators perform a direct visual check of each child in their care every fifteen minutes. Educators ensure that the child’s face/head is free and clear of blankets or other suffocation hazards. No small toys are allowed on the child’s bed, but a soft, comforting toy is permitted. The use of soothers is discouraged; however, one may be used during the first couple of weeks to help a new child adjust to the routine. Please provide a blanket for your child to use at the centre. The centre will assign each child his/her own cot and provide a sheet, which is laundered weekly.
In accordance with Ministry of Education requirements, each child must be provided with an hour's rest. After this hour, they have an opportunity to find a quiet activity, i.e. books, puzzles. We ask that parents do not drop off their child at the centre during rest time as this becomes upsetting and disruptive to the other children who are resting.
Lunches and Snacks
A morning snack is available for all children. Lunch is provided for children attending a full-day programme. An afternoon snack is provided for toddlers and preschoolers, as well as Kindergarten and school-age children attending our After-school Programme. We follow a rotating, four-week menu plan, and menus are posted on bulletin boards throughout the centre.
HAPPY LIFE CHILD CARE CENTRE IS A PEANUT/TREE NUT-FREE FACILITY.