Day-Care

St. Matthew’s House provides child care for 51 children and includes subsidized spaces. The Centre fosters positive child development through active learning in a welcoming, stable, and inclusive environment

St. Matthew’s Children’s Centre has been a trusted local child care centre for 50 years. Our centre provides 51 child care spaces for children from birth to school entry age. The licensed child care centre meets the standards set out in the Child Care and Early Years Act and is staffed by experienced Registered Early Childhood Educators.

Understanding that each child is unique, we strive to help each child grow by building on their strengths and abilities, supporting their development at their own pace.

Infants
Birth to 18 months
Toddlers
18 months to 2 1/2 yrs
Preschool
2 1/2 yrs to School Entry
Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.Monday to Friday
Building Positive RelationshipsDevelop Gross Motor SkillsDevelop Self-Confidence
Develop Fine motor SkillsBuilding Sensory Skills through Sensory PlayBuilding Intellectual Skills
Develop Sensory SkillsRich Language DevelopmentBuilding Language Skills
Develop Verbal SkillsBuilding Cognitive Skills
Cognitive DevelopmentEmotional development
Physical Development

ENROLLMENT PROCESS

Prior to enrollment, a play visit is scheduled for the family and staff to become acquainted and to determine whether the child care environment is suitable for the child.

NUTRITION

A nutritious breakfast, a hot lunch, and an afternoon snack are provided. Special dietary needs are discussed with the child care staff when the family is interviewed.

ALLERGIES

Allergies are noted and posted in the kitchen and in each classroom.

PARENT INVOLVEMENT

Parents are invited and encouraged to visit the child care centre and to participate in the daily programming with their child.

ST. MATTHEW'S HOUSE COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE FOR CHILDREN

St. Matthew’s House fosters positive child development through active learning in a welcoming, stable, and inclusive environment. The child care program fosters partnership among parents, guardians, teachers and children to promote growth and positive social interaction for all children. Guided by the Raising the Bar Initiative, our child care staff are engaged in professional education, mentoring and reflective practice to sustain positive experience for all children.

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