To The Schoolhouse Playcare Centre

We provide a safe home-like environment where children can grow as unique individuals. We strive to work in partnership with you and your child to ensure a positive learning experience.

We enhance each child's level of development by striving to meet their individual needs, helping them reach their fullest potential, as well as respecting the family's uniqueness.

Our program implements the Reggio Emilia Approach to learning. We are committed to a holistic approach in providing quality care for all children.


Update January 15, 2021

Schoolhouse Playcare Centre of Lakehead Inc. is currently looking for people to fill part time positions.

We require “Exceptional People”


  • Early Childhood Education Diploma or Degree – must have
  • Registered with the College of ECE’S
  • AECEO membership
  • First Aid/CPR training
  • Some knowledge of the CCEYA
  • Knowledge of ECE Code of Ethics


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • The ability to work comfortably and effectively with children, parents, and co-workers
  • Strong organizational skills
  • An ability and willingness to accomplish all duties related to teaching in a professional, inclusive, creative Early Childhood Education Program
  • Knowledge of the “Reggio Emilia” principles
  • Flexible

Please submit a comprehensive resume with references, a professional portfolio and cover letter to:Wanda Collins, Executive Director and Board of Directors, Schoolhouse Playcare Centre.

Starting wage for qualified ECE’s is $21.33

While we appreciate all the responses we receive, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Update December 9, 2020

Travel Advisory for Covid 19

For the health and safety of all employees and families at Schoolhouse Playcare Centre during Covid 19 we will follow the Thunder Bay District Health Unit recommendations around avoiding all non-essential travel outside of Northwestern Ontario. Northwestern Ontario is defined as anywhere between Whiteriver and the Manitoba border.

Essential travel would include medical reasons, and human rights related reasons.

For any employees or families who travel outside this region for essential or nonessential purposes they will not be permitted on Schoolhouse Playcare properties for the 14 days and must be asymptomatic before returning to Schoolhouse. For families, when the travel is for nonessential purposes you will be billed for your child's space for the time not permitted to be at Schoolhouse.

If there are any questions around this advisory please contact Wanda Collins (Executive Director) or one of our Board of Directors.