Entering preschool is one of the most memorable firsts in your child's life, and it is a momentous occasion for the whole family. All parents want their child to feel safe and happy in someone else's care and an environment that helps their child develop social skills, such as sharing and group play.
If you're starting to think about sending your child to a childcare setting that offers preschool care, the first step is to draw up a shortlist of preschool and childcare providers in your area. ChatterBlock has put together a list of the top preschools & childcare services in the Toronto area to help you decide and find what suits you and your family!
Lawrence Park School provides toddler, preschool and kindergarten children with a highly engaging and nurturing learning environment in which they are encouraged to develop socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically.
The toddlers and preschooler program develops awareness of the needs of others, effective language and communication skills, listening skills, creative thinking, problem solving skills, and fine and gross motor skills.
For their kindergarten program, the focus is on foundational skills such as beginning reading, writing and math to ensure continued development of the whole child, socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. Teamwork and creative expression are always emphasized through gym, art, music, French and daily writing.
Lawrence Park School also has summer programs where children can take advantage of the large outdoor play area, gyms and classrooms for games, sports, sensory, science, drama, music and other fun activities. This way your child will still have an active summer and not so much screen time.
Little Feet Little Faces focuses on the development of your child, with a creative and academic Ontario based curriculum. The preschool program is based on an emergent curriculum which focuses on the children’s interests and ideas, intertwined with developmental knowledge and cognitive, emotional and physical milestones and finished off with some artistic flair!
Little Feet Little Faces also offers a French class that has been specially designed for your little ones. The curriculum gives children the opportunity to be immersed in the French language and culture through a focused and structured class, as well as intertwining dual language instruction in our artistic subjects. This curriculum focuses on using play based teaching methods, combined with structured planning and explicit teaching to give children the best opportunity for learning.
Friends Day Care offers care for preschool children - ages 2 to 4 and kindergarten children - ages 4 and 5. The teachers here are very attentive, caring and very professional. The facility is comforting because it's in the Quarker Society house on Lowther. The location is also always clean and has a playground as well as a park across the street.
Uptown Yonge Preschool offers services for toddler, preschool, kindergarten, after school club (with busing) & summer camp programs. Every child is unique, and Uptown Yonge Preschool focuses on developing the uniqueness in every child within a positive environment.
The preschool has an enriched the program that includes outings and visitors to the school and encourage parents to share their knowledge/culture with the class. They provide specialized music classes for the children on a weekly basis. They also offer specialized music classes & field trips are taken to a variety of places such as farms, museums, zoos, pumpkin & apple picking, local parks & gardens. Parents are encouraged to volunteer if they would like.
Fairlawn Pre-School offers an additional enriched music program through their music specialist, Rosalie, as well as an active Sportplay program. The preschool intends to develop children's whole personalities and further enhance self esteem through firsthand experiences in social relationships, opportunities to further develop large and small muscles and finding acceptable outlets for emotions.
Unicorn Daycare provide before school and after school care for children attending Brown Public School, with a capacity of 150 children. Their goal is to provide an environment that both complements and enhances the school day. They also have full day summer program, a winter break program, spring break program, and PD days. Children who attend this daycare will get frequent field trips that we feel will bring some excitement and change to the child’s day. Maintaining safety at all times on trips is a priority.
Toronto Woods Daycare has a unique and distinctive approach to educating and caring for children. They offer a balance of academic, artistic and practical activities, so that the child can develop rapidly during the early years by introducing children to a world of discovery and diversity. Each child learns differently and our daily activities satisfy each area.
Their toddler program features variety of activities along with the main areas of development of language and literacy, fine and gross motor skills, sensory development, dramatic play, and lots of opportunity to socially and emotionally develop.
ABC Academy's Preschool program focuses on preparing children academically and socially for Kindergarten. Learning is play-based incorporating structured learning times to introduce concepts and situations the children will face in Kindergarten.
The Jolly Phonics© program is used for early literacy; numeracy and math concepts are introduced and, most importantly, fun is involved in every step. For their toddler program ABC Academy helps children not only to experience the wonders of the environment around them, but also to interact and manipulate their environment in a safe and exciting way. They also have for infant program which focus in their infant rooms getting children really comfortable in their new environments.