Our Centre was started in 1971 as a Nursery School. By 1975 we became a full time day care centre for Children aged 2 – 6 because the nursery was no longer meeting the needs of the community. In 1990, the Centre expanded the operations to include children 12 weeks to two years. (We now have a limited number of school age spaces.)
The day care is managed by a Board of Directors that consists of interested parents and members from other agencies in the community. The Board of Directors are responsible to set the policies, (both parent and staff policies), for the operation of the Centre; and revisions or deletions must be approved by the Board.
All children are entitled to certain basic rights. This includes nurturing and consistent quality care.
Children are all unique. They must all experience similarities according to development stages, but these experiences can occur at different times. Children need experiences from which they can develop in their own individual and unique way.
Early Childhood Educators need to be educated in Early Childhood Development to ensure they have the knowledge to recognize and understand changes in child developmental stages, knowing they can occur rapidly as well as understanding the importance of them.
Early Childhood Educators need to provide guided play experiences and actives in all curriculum areas that allow for children to develop to the optimum at each developmental stage.
Recognizing that pre-schoolers are in the stage of pre-operational thought, Early Childhood Educators will provide “hands on” experiences where the child can internalize the thought process as they continue their development.
Parents are recognized as important persons in each child’s life. It is important for the Early Childhood Educators and parents to develop a respectful liaison to benefit the family involved. For the well-being of the child, Early Childhood Educators and parents need to communicate their needs and concerns effectively.
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377 Dufferin Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R2W 2Y2