Philosophy

At Smart Little Children Daycare Centre we believe that each child is a unique individual. Each child's individuality will be recognized and respected. We provide developmentally appropriate program that focuses on the process of learning and helps children enjoy successful experiences.

We believe in providing a physical environment that is safe, healthy, nutrition, and oriented to children. We believe that all children can grow and develop into healthy adults when given opportunities to experience a safe and stimulating environment that promotes development and prosocial behavior.

We believe that by providing children with number of choices, opportunities to solve problems and experience natural and logical consequences, they will become active decision-makers, develop self-esteem, independence and self-confidence.

We believe that parents are of primary importance in a child's development. We strive to create and maintain partnerships with families in order to be sensitive to and supportive of individual culture, language, child rearing preferences and values.

We believe that our families deserve the best. We set and maintain high quality child care standards. It is important to us that our service and educational programs meet the needs of the children, families, and community we serve.

Nutrition

Smart Little Children Daycare Centre will offer three nutritious meals a day: morning snack, hot lunch and afternoon snack. The menu is well-balanced and based on Canada’s Food Guide. Weekly menus are planned for each season and will be posted. Meals will be provided by a certified catering company. You can feel confident that your child will get the nutrition necessary for healthy growth.

Please note we are a nut-free facility. We ask parents to speak with our staff if you would like to bring in treats for birthdays and other celebrations, please ensure products do not contain nuts.

A medical note stating all food allergies must be on file for your child. Children’s allergies or food restriction will be accommodated and posted in each room and in the kitchen. Parents must notify staff of any and all changes.

Sample menu

Fees

Child care fees are payable in advance on the first of each month. We require post-dated cheques from September 1st through to August 31st of the following year. Regular monthly fees apply regardless of closure dates or absence from the Centre.

There is a $90.00 registration fee per each family registered. Once a spot for your child has been confirmed, we require a two-week deposit. The deposit will be applied to your child’s last two weeks at the Centre. We will require one-month written notice if you wish to withdraw your child from the Centre; otherwise, your deposit will be forfeited.

A late fee will be charged to all parents who fail to pick up their child/ren by 6:00 p.m. A late fee of $1.00 for every minute past 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday will be charged and $2.00 for every minute past 6:00 p.m. on Fridays and holidays will be charged.

Hours of operation

We are open Monday to Friday 7am - 6pm. The center is closed on the following Statutory Holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Family Day
  • Good Friday
  • Victoria Day
  • Canada Day
  • Labour Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day (December 25)
  • Boxing Day (December 26)
Please note that the center will close early on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

Program

Smart Little Children Daycare Centre provides programs for every age level including Infants, Junior Toddlers, Senior Toddlers, Preschoolers, Kindergarteners and School Agers. Every activity is designed to support the development and well-being of your child, is age-appropriate and is based on individual children's needs, abilities and interests. Rooms are arranged to offer challenging play and learning choices at a range of developmental levels. The program is based on weekly themes and offers cognitive, social, emotional and physical development, circle times, creative arts, dramatic play, language, literature, music, science & nature, math, jolly phonics, computer, fine & gross motor, sensory and outdoor activities.

Special Programs

  • French classes
  • Gym/Physical education classes
  • Music & Rhythm classes
  • Yoga classes

Kindergarten Program follows Ontario Kindergarten Curriculum

Special Activities:

Puppets shows, B-day Parties, Pajamas Days, Professional photography days, Christmas concert, Mother's Day breakfast, Father's Day breakfast, field trips during the summer (for older children).

Infant Program

Age: 3 months – 18 months
Room capacity: 10 infants
Teacher/child ratio: 1:3
Program: Full-time only

This unique program is designed to meet infants’ needs of space and opportunity to move at their current capabilities; a place that is safe for them to be in, but one that does not restrict free movement and active curiosity; key adults to respond to them promptly, consistently, and warmly, and to interact with them, giving them language, face to face, so they can begin to understand the process of human communication. Combination of daily activities (both indoor and outdoor), age appropriate educational toys, songs, games, positive adult-infant interactions and personalized schedules provide perfect atmosphere for growing, learning, developing and exploring. Program Teachers will work closely with the parents to ensure that each infant’s individual needs are met. Daily reports will be prepared on child’s naps, meals, diapering and other things the parents need to know.

Junior Toddler Program

Age: 18 months – 2 years
Room capacity: 15 toddlers
Age ratio: 1:5
Program: Full-time & Part-time (minimum 2 full days/week)

The Junior Toddler program provides a transition from the Infant room to the Senior Toddler room. The program introduces your child to a more structured day, no longer sleeping in cribs, having an established schedule for meals, naps and carefully planned activities, which are designed to assist your child in achieving those important developmental milestones and having fun at the same time. There are four essential components to our Junior Toddler program: language development, physical development, and cognitive development, social and emotional development. Time is spent both indoor and outdoor and children are encouraged to explore their world in safe and loving environment. Daily charts on child’s naps, meals, diapering/ toilet training and other things the parents need to know, will be prepared by the program Teachers.

Senior Toddler Program

Age: 2 years – 2 ½ years
Room capacity: 15 toddlers
Age ratio: 1:5
Program: Full-time & Part-time (minimum 2 full days/week)

Our carefully planned toddler development program encourages social interactions, choice, independence, exploration, and lots of fun! Senior Toddlers begin to get used to having Circle Time (calendar, stories, songs, and discussions), enjoying structured planned activities such as creative arts, sensory, story time, music, language and physical education as well as dramatic play. Balance of active and quiet activities, designed to enhance toddlers’ growth and development, supports each toddler’ needs for a balanced day. Activity areas allow children the opportunity to explore, experience, and succeed. Our toilet training program works in partnership with our families. When your child shows signs of readiness for toilet training, this interest is encouraged and approached with love and patience. We provide a daily charting system to assist parents. As space becomes available for your child to start Preschool program, he/she begins having visits to make the transition as smooth as possible.

Preschool Program

Junior Preschool: 2½ - 3 years of age
Room capacity: 24 children.
Senior Preschool: 3- 4years of age
Room capacity: 16 children.
Age ratio: 1:8
Program: Full-time & Part-time (minimum 2 full days/week)

Preschool program curriculum provides preschoolers with extensive program of activities allowing for both structured and independent learning opportunities and includes:

  • pre-reading (letters)
  • pre-math (numbers, shapes, counting)
  • pre-school concepts (colors, matching, cutting, opposites, patterns, sorting, sequencing)
  • pre-writing skills (pencil control, tracing, eye hand coordination )
Children interact with well-planned settings for enhanced learning through play. Stimulating areas are available throughout the classroom including cognitive / manipulative, creative arts, music & listening, science & nature, blocks, sensory and dramatic play. Our educational program introduces all the important areas of preschool development, which prepares them for kindergarten, and offers following daily activities:
  • Circle time
  • Cognitive/manipulative
  • Creative arts
  • Science & Nature exploration
  • Literature / Language
  • Fine / Gross moor
  • Computer
  • Outdoor play
  • Blocks / construction
  • Sensory
  • Dramatic play
  • French / Gym / Music & Rhythm / Yoga classes (by schedule)
By providing children with activities that match their developmental needs, abilities and interests, learning occurs easily and naturally. There will be regular communication between teachers and parents to keep you informed about your child’s day. Formal progress reports will be provided twice a year.

Kindergarten Program

Age: 3,6 years – 5 years
Room capacity: 20 children
Age ratio: 1:10
Program: Full-time & Part-time (2-3 full days/week), PA Days, March break, Summer camp

Our enriched and creative Kindergarten program provides the necessary foundation your child will need to succeed in school. Our curriculum helps children develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills, and assists them in developing knowledge base, attention span and effective communication skills for future educational experiences. The low teacher to child ratios will give your child the time, support and attention required to prepare him/her for elementary grades. Daily activities focus on reinforcing kindergarten skills through all areas of the curriculum. The curriculum includes language arts (phonics awareness, reading readiness, oral language), writing, mathematics, science, French, Spanish, art, music, physical education, yoga, computer and field trips. Our ECE teachers provide opportunities to explore, question, build confidence, and communicate in a fun and supportive environment. Group and individual activities encourage cognitive, physical, social and emotional development. On Fridays the Kindergarten teacher sends home some homework with children. We ask parents to support and assist your child when required, to ensure that the program is successful.

School Age Program

Age: 6 years – 9 years
Room capacity: 30 children
Age ratio: 1:15
Program: Before & After school, PA Days, March break, Summer camp

Our Before & After school program provides fun, safe and educational environment, enriched with stimulating and recreational activities. The program is designed for the school-age children to extend the school learning experience, enjoy activities that are relevant to their interests, and to get some time with friends. On a daily basis children are exposed to a variety of fun, age-appropriate activities such as cognitive games, puzzles, creative art, science, sensory, computer, reading and music. We strive to encourage each child to build self-confidence and self-esteem, develop growth of independence, a sense of responsibility and social skills. Our teachers also offer help with homework, while foster a sense of support and encouragement. Field trips and special events are included in the program whenever possible.

Transportation to/from schools provided!!!




Part time Full time

Hours of operation

Smart Little Children Childcare is open Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Center is closed for all statutory holidays.

Contact information

If you have any questions or would like a tour of our facility, please call us and speak with Valentyna!


Phone: (905) 825-5656

E-mail: slcdaycare@gmail.com

Address:

2195 Wyecroft Rd.
Unit 1,2,3
Oakville, ON
L6L 5L7

Location

About us

Smart Little Children Daycare Centre is a fully licensed childcare, which was established in 2009 and is very conveniently located across from Bronte GO Station. The center accommodates 130 children ages 0 – 9, and has 8000 sq ft of indoor and 2,400 sq ft of outdoor space. There are two fenced playgrounds, equipped with play equipment that meets CSA standards. The centre offers programs for Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers, Kindergarteners and School age children. We offer full-time and part-time programs to meet the needs of working parents.

In a supportive and safe environment, where your child feels welcome, safe, and successful, experienced, cared and certified Early Childhood Education Teachers guide children in developing their social, emotional, cognitive and physical skills. We provide your child with a natural, nurturing and stimulating setting that allows for learning, exploration, social interactions and lots of play.

Because children learn differently than adults, they need hands-on experiences and well-trained Teachers, warmth and attention, enthusiasm and encouragement. Most of all, they need the joy and challenge of doing different things themselves. That's what helps children learn and grow, and that's what we offer to your child at our child care centre.

A cognitive oriented setting reflects the belief that children learn best in an inclusive and stimulating but ordered environment in which they make choices and act on them. We strive to make the child care experience rewarding and enjoyable for everyone. At Smart Little Children Child Care Center your child will learn, grow, play and succeed!

Toddler's Creed

If I want it, it's mine.
If I give it to you and change
my mind later, it's mine.
If I can take it away from you,
it's mine.
If I had it a little while ago,
it's mine.
If it's mine, it will never
belong to anybody else,
no matter what.
If we are building
something together,
all the pieces are mine.
If it looks just like mine,
it's mine.

What Did You Do Today?

When children come home at the end of the day,
The question they're asked as they scurry to play is...
"Tell me, what did you do today?"
And the answer they give makes you sigh with dismay.
"Nothing. I did nothing today!"
Perhaps nothing means that I made a block town,
Or counted up to 20 and then back down.
Maybe I painted a picture for you,
Or heard a story about a mouse that flew.
Maybe I wrote my own story today,
Or went out in the courtyard with my friends to play.
Maybe today was the very first time
That my scissors followed a very straight line.
Maybe I read a poem from beginning to end,
Or played with special, brand-new friend.
When you're 4 or 5 or 6 and your heart has wings,
NOTHING can mean so many things!

By Gwen Cox

We are growing!!!

New fully licensed childcare center will be open at:

2195 Wyecroft Rd.
Oakville, ON

Across Bronte GO station...

We're planning to start operating in January 2009.

Employment...

If you would like to apply for the RECE, Floater or supply teacher position, please email your resume at:
slcdaycare@gmail.com
Only selected candidates will be contacted.
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