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About Us

Early Years Daycare has qualified as a nominee for Top Childcare Services of 2016 in Richmond Hill

Mission

We have been a fully licensed daycare to families located in the York Region area since 2004 and providing a learning environment for young children through an exploratory program that fosters a healthy curiosity for different areas of art and sciences.
Our education centre will facilitate your child’s learning as they discover their own intelligences and develop those intelligences to their full potential.

Vision

We envision becoming a childcare center that families can trust in helping develop their child to the fullest potential.

We support self-expression, a healthy drive for learning and a growing curiosity for science, math, art and other fields of interest which can be practically applied by the child for their future.

Our Philosophy

Early Years Educations Centre’s Philosophy is based on the premise that all children can learn regardless of their developmental level. Our goals include providing a nurturing, loving, learning environment and program which allows children to use all of their senses to grow and learn. Our curriculum promotes developmental growth in language, socialization, emotional, physical, self-help, intellectual, school readiness and spiritually.

We believe that well trained staff is a necessary component in an early childhood program and support participation in staff development training. We recognize parents as the first teachers and provide opportunity for their ongoing participation in our program as mentors and volunteers.

 

Program Statement

Our Perspective of Children

The Early Years Daycare Centre believes children are competent, capable of complex thinking, curious and rich in potential. Children are intrinsically motivated to learn and when provided with enriched environments, nurturing adult interactions, support and the freedom to explore, they can become self-motivated learners.

Our understanding of children has evolved over time and is influenced by ongoing research, experience, collaboration with families and community partners. The ability to adapt and change has allowed The Early Years Daycare Centre to be responsive and flexible with program opportunities for children and families.

Supporting children’s social and emotional growth is at the forefront of our work. Our trained, caring and nurturing staff encourages children’s social and emotional development, knowing that these are key foundational skills for success later in life. Role modelling, full engagement in children’s play, and environments that are constructed with social and emotional health in mind, are just a few of the ways we do this.

Families come in various shapes and sizes and with a great number of strengths. Parents are children’s first and most important teachers, and always want what is best for their children.        We believe in the capacity of parents to raise resilient, healthy, successful people, but we were never meant to raise children alone. The Early Years Daycare Centre wants to become part of the support system of families need to assist with the important work of parenting. We recognize that parents are the experts of their children and know them best. We work hard to create a safe, warm and inviting place for families to learn and grow together. Parents are always welcome to participate, share, network and get involved at The Early Years Daycare Centre.

As providers of high quality licensed childcare in Richmond Hill, we are governed by the Ontario Ministry of Education and regulated by Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014. The Early Years Daycare Centre has embraced and is working with the Ministry of Education’s How Does Learning Happen?  (HDLH) frame work.  At the core of this framework are relationships. The foundations of HDLH include; Belonging, Well-Being, Engagement and Expression. This framework is the inspiration for our program statement.

Foundation: Belonging

Every child has a sense of belonging when he or she is connected to others and contributes to their world.

approaches and HOW WE DO IT The health, safety, nutritional needs and well being of children are very important and we know are foundational to children’s ability to learn. We have rigorous policies in place around health and safety practices and these are reviewed by all staff on a regular basis.

 Foundation: Engagement

Every child is an active and engaged learner who explores the world with body, mind and senses.

Approaches / How We Do It

The Early Years Daycare Centre’s children and families are able to experience a variety of safe, clean, age appropriate and interesting environments that nurture children’s healthy growth and development. The Early Years Daycare Centre fosters children’s emerging independence, self-confidence and skill development.

Foundation: Expression

Every child is a capable communicator who expresses himself or herself in many ways.