A proven approach
The Schoolhouse Playcare Centre is committed to inclusive child care. Within our programs, observations of the children are completed daily. These observations are instrumental to the Reggio Emilia approach. From these observations Educators are able to deconstruct and help frame children's thoughts, ideas and actions into the curriculum.
One of our goals with the program is to be proactive during the critical years of development. Therefore, Schoolhouse Playcare Centre works in partnership with Fairstart. The Fairstart process uses the Disc Preschool Screen (DPS), Speech/Language and Social Checklists.
All children registered in the Infant, Toddler, and Preschool programs will have a portfolio which will document their thinking, personality and developmental journey. Portfolios are made available for parents to look through on a regular basis.
Days & Hours of operation
The centre provides full time, part time, before and after school care and professional activity day services. Presently, the centre operates from September to June. A survey is sent out to indicate if there is enough need to remain open during the following breaks; Christmas break, March break and the summer month.
Full time care is offered: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Part time care is offered as follows:
- Two to five days a week
- Mornings with lunch (anytime from 7:30 am - 1:00 pm)
- Morning only (8:30 am - 11:30 am)
- Before school care (7:30 am - 9:00 am)
- After school care (2:40 pm - 5:30 pm)
- Professional Activity Days for children 6 - 12 years of age (7:30 am - 5:30 pm)