What is Stamford Green Day Nursery?



 

 Stamford Green Day Nursery was established in 1964 in the same location we are located in today, but with a few motifications.  One of our most recent motifications include our New Exterior Look and some New Painting. We offer a variety of programs that are created to enhance your child's future success in learning by incorporating a phonics program into our preschool program. Our phonics program uses "Jolly Phonics" to develop a strong phonemic awareness in children will using fun activities to make children excited to learn. Upstairs in our centre we run the Early Learners I & II program from September to June, that acts as an alternative to traditional Kindergarten programs, with a focus in reading, phonics and math, taught and overlooked by an elementary school teacher registered with the Ontario College of Teachers.

                         From the end of June to July, we also hold a summer program that is filled with a variety of fun activities and field trips to create a summer of wonder for your children. With our themed weeks children have the opportunity to take a trip to a Tropical Island, Visit the Wild Wild West, Solve Mysteries, participate in obstacle courses, bowling trips...just to name a few.

 

                         At Stamford Green Day Nursery we believe that play is a child's work. It is how the child learns through experience and toning their skills.  It is equally important to learn how to approach others, to make friends and to know how to be accepted into the play.  If a child can learn this skill at an early age, it will set them up for their whole life.  Incorporating play into learning is a positive way for a child to develop and continue to grow.

 

Ages of Children

 

Stamford Green Day Nursery has facilities to accommodate the following age groups:

1.     15 Toddlers                 -18 months - 30 months         (3 groups ratio 5:1)

2.     40 Preschoolers            -2 1/2 yrs. - 6 yrs.                (5 groups ratio 8:1)

 3.     10 Early Learners I       -3 1/2 yrs. - 4 yrs.                 (1 group ratio 10:1)  

4.     12 Early Learners II      -4 yrs. - 5 yrs.                      (1 group ratio 12:1)

5.     15 School Age              -6 yrs. - 12 yrs.                    (1 group ratio 15:1)

*If care is required earlier than 18 months, call for limited availability

 

Days and Hours of Operation

Both full and part-time care is provided 52 weeks each year.

1.     Full-time care is offered between 6:30 am and 6:00 pm, five (5) days/week

2.     Part-time care is offered:

       a.     3-4 full days a week 

       b.     mornings only with or without lunch, 2-5 days/week

       c.     afternoons only with or without lunch, 2-5 days/week

3.     School-age programs are only offered as a full time program, 5 days /week:

       a.     mornings only 6:30 am - 8:30 am

       b.     afternoons only 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

       c.     mornings and afternoons combination

Holidays and Closures

             We observe the following Statutory Holidays, which are charged at full fee (since teachers are entitled to holiday pay for those days):

January      - New Years Day                              July               - Canada Day

February    - Family Day                                    September     - Labour Day

        March        - Good Friday                                  October         - Thanksgiving Day

                   May           - Victoria Day                                  December      - Christmas and Boxing Day

 

Nutrition

 

                          At Stamford Green Day Nursery all of our lunches and snacks are made fresh and on premises by our full time cook. Our menu runs on a five (5) week rotation schedule so that the children will have a different meal everyday each month.

                          Our menu includes a variety of vegetables, fruits, protein, and dairy.  We serve a cooked and raw veggies to please all the childrens tastes and to encourage them to participate in a healthy lifestyle at a young age. 

                          Some of our menu items include; Homemade Tomato Basil Soup with Foccacia, Homemade Macaroni and Cheese with Salad, Pad Thai with Homemade Naan Bread, Potato Leek Soup and Fresh Rolls, Tuna Noodle Casserole, Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup and Sandwiches, Homemade Pizza, Chinese Fried Rice, Udon Noodle Soup . . . . just to name a few. We also provide a morning snack and an afternoon snack to all children.

                            We use fresh and local ingredients, and make all items from scratch to ensure that your children are receiving the best possible nutrition!

                          All allergies of children are placed in each room by the lunch table as well as in the kitchen. We will also help you try to reach any special dietary needs that your child may have. Since we avoid the use of any excess sugars, dyes, and additives, your childs nutrition is a top priority.