41 Grapeview Drive
St. Catharines, ON
On behalf of Grapeview Daycare, the Daycare staff and I would like to thank you for your interest in our centre. If you would like more information about Grapeview Daycare, or would like a tour of our facility please call us at 905-682-0991.
Christine Gray-Johnston RECE
Grapeview Daycare is a licensed non-profit centre bordering a quiet residential area which was established in 1988. We are conveniently located close to the QEW, 406 Highway and other major roadways.
PURPOSE AND PHILOSOPHY
At Grapeview Daycare Centre, we believe children are entitled to opportunities that support and encourage their emotional, social, cognitive and physical growth and development.
We seek to stimulate and develop children’s creative thinking and problem-solving skills through both teacher-and child-directed activities.
We strive to promote a positive self-image for each child by encouraging exploration, fostering the development of social skills, cultivating friendships, and promoting a strong sense of community.
We support, encourage and facilitate a co-operative working relationship with parents in order to meet the needs of the children entrusted to our care.
GRAPEVIEW DAYCARE PROGRAM
The Grapeview Daycare Program is designed to meet the needs of the whole child – socially, emotionally, cognitively, physically, and spiritually. Routine schedules are posted and followed in order to provide consistency throughout your child’s day.
Our curriculum is based on children’s self-directed exploration, discovery, play, real work, building relationships, and gaining a sense of oneself as powerful and competent. Our child-initiated curriculum emerges out of experiences in the lives of children, families, and teachers in our program.
Children have many opportunities to explore and experiment at their own level of knowledge. Their activities are both interesting and satisfying to them, and teachers are aware of their need for challenge and success, and for room to grow. Our teachers are trained in playing to learn which provides an understanding of how play provides the foundation of learning.
The teacher child ratios are:
Ages of Children we can accomodate:
Toddlers (*18 months- 30 months)
Preschoolers (31 months- 5 years)
* Early Admission Possible