Inside our doors at 75 Hemmingwood Way, the Centrepointe Childcare Centre provides care for 55 children, aged between 18 months and five years.
In this nurturing environment, we allow children to be the creative beings they are and the leaders they can be. Our innovative, age-appropriate, child-driven activities enhance children’s learning experience and foster a positive self-image.
- Creates a nurturing environment where children want to learn.
- Allows children to explore their own creativity.
- Helps children be the leaders they can be.
- Fosters a positive self-image.
The free-of-charge Drop-in Playgroup program at 75 Hemmingwood Way is not just for babies and children. The program is equally for the parents and caregivers caring for them.
For children, the Drop-in Playgroup offers an age-appropriate play environment with:
- crafting activities;
- dramatic play;
- imagination toys;
- large muscle play area;
- circle time;
- a kitchen area for snacks; and,
- a toileting area.
The Centrepointe Childcare Services (CCS) Home-based Childcare program currently offers full-time and part-time spaces to more than 100 children, aged between 0 and 12 years, in safe, nurturing, and enriching home environments.
The Home-based Childcare program is licensed under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014, which sets standards for healthy and safe child caring practices. CCS is licensed by the Ontario Ministry of Education to approve and supervise home settings and has the capacity to support 47 Home-based Childcare Providers.
Co-operative Nursery School program
The Co-operative Nursery School is a part-time, early learning environment for children ages 2.5 years to 4 years. Delivered at the Centre, this school readiness program focuses on socialization (cooperation, sharing and making friends) and is supported by pre-reading (shape, colours and letter recognition) and pre-math skills (number and shape recognition) –all through play-based activities that get children ready for kindergarten.
Toys are children’s learning tools and children love new toys. But, parents don’t always welcome the clutter they bring or want to pay the price they cost. The Centre’s Toy Library boasts a collection of 500 toys, which can be borrowed by Members for three weeks at a time.
We pride ourselves on the excellent quality of toys available to help children learn and explore. We ask that parents and caregivers help children look after the toys borrowed. Beyond ensuring the toys last, the extra attention given to the toys teach children responsibility.
Workshops are offered to support you–as a parent and caregiver–as you gain child-rearing skills and confidence. They are designed to help you build on existing strengths, learn strategies to cope with the ups and downs of everyday living with children, and feel empowered. Ultimately, the sessions build resilient families that support children’s healthy development.
All workshop content is evidence-based and founded in research and expertise. Facilitators are qualified practitioners in their area of expertise from within our organization and from the community.
All workshops are inclusive and FREE.