Monday - Friday 7:00am to 6:00pm
Kids Connection Care and Education offers Child Care programs for children 18 months to 12 years in Richmond Hill, Markham and Vaughan at our 8 locations. We are a non denominational, community based, non-profit organization, serving children 18 months to Grade 6 and licensed under the Day Nurseries Act of Ontario. We incorporated in April 1991 and operate with a volunteer Board of Directors elected from parents and community members.
We see each child as a unique individual with preferences, interests and important family connections. We strive to know each child through careful observation and assessment, cultivating strong relationships with families and studying child development theory. At every stage of development children have a profound desire to connect with others and learn about the world around them. We consider all of these important elements as we form relationships with children and their families, and plan our environment and program.
Strong connections with family members and significant others are the foundation for the healthy growth and development of young children. We put relationships at the centre of everything we do; from cultivating our own meaningful opportunities for relationships among families, as well as developing strong teaching teams within the staff to ensure a quality program.
We believe that parents are the experts when it comes to knowing their children. Throughout our program we support and validate all families and ensure they are represented and included in the daily life of the program and the care and education of their children.
To ease the transition between home and school we design cozy, homelike environments with elements of beauty and softness ensuring — feelings of security and a sense of calm. In our environments there are places for children to be quiet and alone as well as active explorers — using their bodies and senses. We follow a predictable schedule so children can feel secure: yet maintain flexibility in order to focus on childrens' individual needs rhythms and interests.
We see the time that children spend in our programs as filled with rich possibilities for development and learning. We regularly plan experiences where children can explore and interact with materials and people to discover things about themselves, others and the world around them.
We offer a developmental program with a nurturing and safe environment for children. The program focus is on the individual needs of the children as well as the group needs. Overall, the program reflects a philosophy of positive self-esteem, health, independence and a spirit of sharing, within an environment, which is sensitive to the multicultural needs of the community. Programming is done on a daily basis, based on the needs and interests of the children. The program is planned, with the children's input, and offers many activities from which to choose: The Art Studio, The Lab, Architecture & Design, The Stage, The Meeting Place, The Great Outdoors, Clubs & Projects. Before and After School Program. Click here to read more about our Before and After School Programs Markham, Vaughan and Richmond Hill.
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