Active Kidz Daycare Centre – ‘Established in 2003’
Active Kidz Daycare Centre was established in Richmond Hill in 2003 and has been caring and educating children from 0 to 5 in a warm and welcoming home-like environment; each day is filled with fun! A place to learn and grow through time – Active Kidz with active minds! Come see for yourself!
Active Kidz Daycare Centre is licensed by the Ministry of Education and integrates How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years to support program development in our centre for children from Infancy to Kindergarten. Active Kidz Daycare Centre promotes the health, safety, nutrition and well-being of children through its program which incorporates into each day indoor and outdoor play, active play, rest and quiet time, giving consideration to the individual needs of each child receiving care and supporting children’s abilities to self-regulate. We know that young children learn through play. Play is enjoyable, spontaneous, active and undertaken without external goals and sanctions. All young children are curious and they explore their world through play. When this natural activity is supported, the child’s competence, capacity and potential are maximized.
Our toddler classroom at Active Kidz is bright, spacious and colourful. It is equipped with a multitude of traditional toys as well as a vast collection of loose parts for the children to manipulate and discover. In our program every child has the opportunity to feel good about themselves!
Taking knowledge of child development, knowledge of how children learn and a well-grounded understanding of children’s play, our early educators construct a living curriculum that truly reflects the interests and needs of the children in their care.
The curriculum in our high quality program is sensitive to the needs, interests and background experiences of the children. It integrates all content areas to provide a solid foundation for learning in language, literacy, math, science, social studies, health, art, music and movement. The program at Active Kidz responds to the nature of the learner, rather than trying to “fit” the children to the curriculum.
Our primary goal is for children to feel safe and secure by building positive and responsive relationships among children, parents and educators. Prior to being independent, a child must know that he or she can depend on adults and a predictable environment. Children are treated with respect and kindness and in turn are encouraged to interact and communicate in a positive manner. We recognize that children develop at different rates and have different interests. Small group sizes and appropriate teacher-child ratios allow for meeting the individual needs of each child.
Our play based program is intended to identify what children are expected to learn and be able to do in all developmental areas. The curriculum is designed to help our children achieve their individual potential and create a positive future for themselves, their families and their communities.