Why Choose Us?
The decision to go to work and choose a caregiver for our most precious cargo is a hard one. We at Kids Zone take this responsibility very seriously, and we look out for the welfare of each child daily. We are a small family run business, my goal as a Mom and a Registered Nurse is to always make the parents feel comfortable when they go to work, and the children feel like they have a home like environment with lots of friends and hugs. Other reasons to choose us!
Convenient Hours of Operation
We are open 7a- 6pm and we are only closed for stat holidays.
Flexible Options for Care
Except for infants (only full time), we offer the option of 1, 2, or 3 days weekly as well as full time care (based on availability).
All of our staff are trained yearly on both CPR and First Aide, as well most of our staff are ECE or ECA trained and are all required to attend continuing education sessions through the year to keep abreast of any changing ideas in childcare.
Educational and Fun
We offer a play based learning environment for the children, and within that we continue to assess the milestones of the age group and work with the children in attaining their learning needs in order to grow and mature through the preschool years and to be educationally ready for JK at the age of 4 years. Within this we provide hands on learning through field trips, nature walks, great outdoor space to play, and special visitors in the classrooms. We offer a specialized teacher for music once per week that uses a music curriculum and many fun instruments to learn with. As well we offer a French class from the preschool age.
We provide breakfast up to 8:30 each day and a balanced hot lunch everyday, and an afternoon snack with milk. We are able to accommodate any allergy or religious requirement for the meals as well.
Noting that we are a licensed childcare centre we are required to follow standards of the Ministry of Education. As well, we work beyond those requirements of the Ministry and voluntarily work on the Raising the Bar Program with the Region of Peel, which are areas of enhancements that are added to the centre.
The teachers will see you daily at drop off and pick up and will give you a communication sheet to let you know how the day was.
(up to 30mon then in preschool a verbal overview is given for the day)
You will receive a detail list of milestones that should be met at your child’s age with comments from the teachers 3 times per year. This gives the parents the ability to understand if there are any areas of challenge and the ability to start communication or conversation as necessary.
Other Services / Disabilities
In conjunction with others, we are inclusive in having supportive services visit the centre and the children that require help.
We are very experienced in working with other Region Services and private services such as Speech Pathology, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapies based on individual needs of the children. We are located just down the road from Erin Oak which proves useful for some families needs.