Heritage Green Child Care Inc. is a Non-Profit child care centre, which first opened its doors in 1993. In 2006, we added a second centre where we operate a school age program, this program services St. James the Apostle Elementary School. In 2014, we opened a school age program in the Mount Albion Elementary school. In 2015 we opened a school age program in the Tapleytown Elementary School. Then, in 2017 it was very exciting to open a new centre at St. James the Apostle Elementary School. As a licensed facility under the Ministry of Education we have the capacity to provide care for 300 children. In 2018 we opened an EarlyOn Child and Family Centre in the St James the Apostle Elementary school, during the pandemic we moved to an out door program, and in January 2022, we will be moving to the newly renovated Valley Park Recreation centre.
Our program acknowledges that parents are the primary caregivers of their children. We believe that all children should be treated fairly and with respect, while embracing and celebrating their cultural diversity. Our program is developed through careful observation, conversation and reflection. The development of our curriculum is in collaboration with and in response to the children. Since it emerges from their interests, it is engaging and encourages them to explore their world. The teachers provide guidance and meaningful learning opportunities that emerge from these interests, curiosities and developing skill levels.
Child initiated, teacher supported play is an important component of our program as it creates an engaging learning environment. Open and regular communication amongst parents, teachers and management helps to ensure a full and successful program for all children. With this approach in mind, our program helps each child reach their full potential.
Heritage Green Child Care Inc. is governed by Board Members who control its’ operation under regulations required by law set forth by the Consumer and Corporate Affairs Branch of the government as well as the Ministry of Education. Our board consists of parents of children attending our program in addition to outside community members. Through regular meetings, the Board ensures the smooth and professional operation of our four centres. These dedicated individuals are an additional key component to the ongoing success of Heritage Green Child Care.
I look forward to meeting with you and supporting your child and your family in this most important stage of development.
Karen Tabone B.A.H.Dip.Ed. R.ECE., AECEO.C
Executive Director, Heritage Green Child Care Centre Inc.