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Welcome

Background                           

The John Wanless Child Care Program has been in operation since September 1981, responding to a need in the community to provide “total” care for the school age child. We started with a group of twenty 6-9 year old children and have grown to accommodate up to eighty 4-5 year olds (Full Day Kindergarten Before & Afterschool Care) and hundred & twenty eight 6-11 year old children. We have 18 employees of whom 16 are full time Registered Early Childhood Educators and 2 part time assistant.

The Child Care Program is a parent-administered, non-profit corporation. The Board of Directors consists of parents with children in the Child Care. Every family with a child in the program is a member of the Corporation and therefore has a vote at the Annual General Meeting, which is usually held yearly in March.

The Child Care Program is licensed by the Ministry of Education and is subject to provincial regulations and inspections. We also have a “Purchase of Service” agreement with the City of Toronto and a subsidy space may be available to families who apply and are eligible.

In February 2009, the Board of Directors approved a pilot Nursery Program to operate as of September 2009.  This program is offered for children aged 2.6 to 4 years old from September to June from 9:00a.m. to 11:00a.m. in room 006, which is licensed space during off hours.  The program begins the week after school starts and finishes on the last day of school in June.  The program will not operate, on Statutory Holidays, Family Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Christmas Break and through July and August inclusive.

Philosophy

Our Child Care Program recognizes the need for a happy, healthy, safe and comfortable environment for our children. It is our intention to incorporate these values into the program and provide a caring, learning atmosphere. The children are involved in daily activities, which stimulate their social, emotional, cognitive, creative and physical growth. These skills are developed through structured and unstructured activities, both indoors and outdoors.

Children are encouraged to cooperate and work together. Through co-operative play and sharing, we help the child recognize and respect other children’s individuality and choices. We encourage independence and self-motivation by providing a variety of materials and programs that encourage exploration and personal creativity.

We recognize the needs of both the child and the parent. Thus, we try to supplement and complement parental care and values to provide an optimal learning and caring environment in a child care setting.

    
Dates to Remember

September 6, 2016
First day of Child Care and School

September 12, 2016
First day of Nursery program

October TBD
Bagel Breakfast 7:30am - 8:45am

October 7, 2016
P.A. Day - Child Care open 7:30am - 6:00pm

October 7, 2016
Nursery program closed

October 10, 2016
Child Care Closed - Thanksgiving

October 31, 2016
Halloween Celebration 4:00pm - 5:00pm

December 13, 2016
Nursery Holiday show 9:30am - 10:00am

December 2, 2016
P.A. Day - Child Care open 7:30am - 6:00pm

December 20, 2016
Child Care Holiday Show 5:00pm - 6:00pm

December 26, - January 2, 2017 (inclusive)
Child Care Closed - Christmas Break

January 3 - January 6, 2017 (inclusive)
P.A. Day - Child Care open 7:30am - 6:00pm

January 3 - January 6, 2017 (inclusive)
Nursery program closed

January 9, 2017
School resumes

January 9, 2017
Nusery resumes

January 20, 2017
P.A. Day - Child Care open 7:30am - 6:00pm

January 20, 2017
Nursery program closed

February TBD
Family Skate Night

February 17, 2017
P.A. Day - Child Care open 7:30am - 6:00pm

February 17, 2017
Nursery program closed

February 20, 2017
Family Day - Child Care closed

March 13 - 17, 2017 (inclusive)
March Break - Child Care open 7:30am - 6:00pm

March 13 - 17, 2017 (inclusive)
March Break - Nursery closed

April 14, 2017
Good Friday - Child Care closed

April 17, 2017
Easter Monday - Child Care closed

May 22, 2017
Victoria Day - Child Care closed

June 9, 2017
P.A. Day - Child Care open 7:30am - 6:00pm

June TBD
Child Care Graduation

June TBD
Nursery Graduation

June 29, 2017
Last day of school

June 29, 2017
Last day of Nursery program

June 30, 2017
P.A. Day - Child Care open 7:30am - 6:00pm

June 30, 2017
Last day of Child Care