Welcome to Room 1 – Toddler
Room 1 is licensed for 15 children between the ages of 18 months and 2.6 years.
Our teams of Registered Early Childhood Educators provide a warm and loving environment, which nurtures each child to grow intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually.
Our centre provides a safe and caring play-based child-initiated learning environment. In the classroom, both child-initiated free play and structured play-based learning opportunities are provided.
The Ministry of Education, Child Care and Early Years Act has created a document, “How Does Learning Happen, Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years”. This tool/document will be used within the Day Care Centre to guide the teachers when programming. The purpose of this tool/document is to ensure high quality experiences are happening on a daily basis, which will lead to positive outcomes in relation to children’s learning, development, health and well-being.
To establish a solid foundation for learning, the teams will:
Provide a variety of hands-on, concrete materials, tools and equipment for children to engage in different forms of play, e.g., dramatic play, creative play, sensory, construction play, etc.
Change and add materials, tools and equipment as needed
Allow children to be “in charge” of their play
Ask questions to enhance and expand children’s play
Monitor and observe their play