The Centre is designed to give children in our care, 18 months to five years, an opportunity to work alone and in groups, to increase his or her skills and interests and to promote learning. The child will learn to co-operate with and enjoy other children and adults and learn to become independent.
We offer a variety of learning centres, including: creative art; music and movement; sensory; drama; blocks; cognitive learning activities; building equipment; puzzles; library; large muscle; and a discovery centre.
There are opportunities for group and individual play, as well as quiet and active play. Wheeled vehicles such as wagons, tricycles and scooters, provide creative and dramatic play, as well as large muscle activity.
Qualified Early Childhood Educators supervise programs and daily routines. The Centre is licensed annually, under stringent guidelines to care for toddlers and preschoolers.
We ensure that all children in our care are safe, secure and comfortable and that the environment provides healthy food choices and portions, while promoting growth and development through play.
Overview of Service
Staff/child ratios are dictated by the Day Nurseries Act: 1 staff to every 5 toddlers; and 1 staff to every 8 preschoolers.
The Centre is able to provide service to:15 toddlers (18 to 30 months);and 24 preschoolers (2 1/2 to 5 years).
Other types of services may be offered as approved by the Ministry of Community, Family and Children’s Services, i.e. before and after school care, nursery school, etc.
Located at 60 Ninth Street, Collingwood, the Tots ’n’ Tykes Child Care Centre is uniquely situated in a quiet, low traffic, residential area. The close proximity to schools may be an additional benefit to some families.
The centre offers open space for safe, interactive play in a bright and cheerful environment. The large, open outdoor play area is completely fenced for safety.
Subsidization of child care costs may be available if those applying meet the criteria set out by the funder. The Supervisor will assist you with this process.
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
The centre will normally be closed for the statutory holidays granted by E3 Community Services.