Doncrest Early Learning & Child Care Centre

Address: 124 Blackmore Avenue, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 2B1
Intersection: Hwy.7/Bayview

Ages: Extended Day, Toddler, Preschool

Hours: 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM

To apply, call 416-922-3434 or 1-800-263-9703 or apply online.

For information on a child care fee subsidy, please contact the Regional Municipality of York’s Integrated Children’s Services Department

Centre Phone: 905-731-9596




York Region Child Care Centre Base Fees Schedule effective January 1, 2023

Programs Available at this Centre

Doncrest Early Learning & Child Care Centre provides high quality licensed care for children 18-months to 6 years of age in a stimulating environment so they can learn, grow and thrive. Our programs are based upon an evidence-based curriculum designed to help children reach their full potential.  Our qualified early childhood educators facilitate play experiences that will help your child develop foundational skills.  All of our centres have access to outdoor spaces and activities.

Early Learning & Care Programs

Early Learning and Care programs offered at this location provide children 18-months to 4-years of age with the support they need to make a seamless transition to full-day kindergarten.

Family Day programs use the HighScope curriculum, which concentrates on “active participatory learning.” The central belief of HighScope is that children construct their own learning by “doing” and by working with objects, people and ideas with a knowledgeable educator. Our Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECE) and Assistant Teachers receive ongoing training in this evidence-based curriculum.

Children in our centres enjoy a warm and caring environment, with access to a range of age-appropriate learning activities.

Please go to our Family Handbooks page to access our Child Care Centre Family Handbook.

Watch our Early Learning & Child Care Centre Care video


Extended Day Programs

Family Day’s Extended Day programs are for children aged four to six in Full Day Kindergarten and are delivered in partnership with the school boards.

Our Extended Day Programs offer a positive and safe environment that nurtures children socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically.  This environment encourages the development of happy, self-motivated and independent children. Our Educators are committed to providing stimulating and creative programs, which are flexible and adapted to children’s needs.

Please go to our Family Handbooks page to access our School Age & Extended Day Programs Family Handbook.

 


Our Philosophy

We believe that children and families are central to everything we do. We believe in understanding and responding to the needs of our community. We believe in collaboration, support,  and mutual respect.

Family-Centred Child Care

Family Day recognizes the importance of the family and the community in child development. As a family-centred child care organization, we work to strengthen the relationships among children, families and communities. Family Day understands culture, diversity, community and public policy all affect child and family development. We support our families and recognize and respect parents as the most important caregivers for children.

8 key principles guiding Family Day staff

  1. Each family has its own characteristics, strengths and resources.
  2. All families have strengths.
  3. Children and their families are part of a community.
  4. Families have the most influence on their children.
  5. Parents have interests, roles and responsibilities in addition to their family responsibilities.
  6. There are many ways for a family to be involved with their child’s care.
  7. Families and staff both have something to offer each other.
  8. Staff have opportunities to develop family-centred child care practices.

What our Commitment to Family-Centred care means

  • Family members are encouraged to become involved in our programs.
  • We promote partnerships with families through communication such as newsletters and special events and program
  • Staff and caregivers honour family diversity and values.
  • Staff and caregivers support parents’ efforts to advocate for their children.
  • We work to establish links between families and the community.
  • Family Day parents, staff and caregivers are partners in caring for children. We work to develop relationships that build trust and confidence.


SPACE

To go on our waitlist or learn more about child care programs at Family Day, please see our Child Care Enquiry page.  or call 416-922-3434 or 1-800-263-9703

 

 







CLICK HERE if you are Interested in joining our waitlist. We will need you to follow a few steps to register on our Parent Portal. Click here the button for detailed instructions to help guide you through the process. The instructions will guide you to our online Parent Portal and provide you with the information you need to create an account, enter information for your child, and indicate which sites and programs you want to go on the waitlist for.