Programs

At Step Above Childcare Centre, our programs invite children to learn in the ways that they learn best. Through hands-on guided discovery and opportunities to thrive independently, your child’s first school experience will be one that excites them to learn more. Children are placed in age appropriate classrooms where activities are designed with your child in mind.

Step Above uses every moment of your child’s day to embrace new learning experiences, with opportunities for outside play, individual discovery, one-on-one bonding time, and large and small group interactions.

 

Our teachers form bonds with each and every child to establish a strong sense of security and strive to maintain open channels of communication with parents and families.

Age groups are as follows:

 

  • Infants (3 months to 18 months)

  • Toddlers (18 months to 3 years)

  • Preschool (3 to 5 years old)

Dramatic Play, Language and Art

At Step Above, children are encouraged to express themselves through any of a number of artistic mediums – dramatic play, music, dance and visual arts. Art activities foster sharp fine motor skills and cognitive development, language skills and an interest in communication.

Nature and Science

Children are naturally inquisitive and we strive to stoke their curiosity in the world around them. We recognize that science is a particularly important domain in early childhood, serving as the basis for the way children understand the world and their attitude toward learning.

Construction and design

When children manipulate their environment to create things, they engage in constructive play. This activity promotes a healthy imagination, problem-solving skills and self-esteem.

Outdoor play

Weather permitting, outdoor play is an every day activity at Step Above, allowing children to enjoy the natural environment, exercise, fresh air and activity.

Rest and quiet time

Nap time is as important for cognitive and physical development in children as any other daily activity. It is an every day activity at Step Above. 

Services

Hours: Monday – Friday 7:00AM to 5:30PM

At Step Above Childcare Centre, we run a daycare program designed to support working parents. We have the space, necessary equipment and professionally trained staff to care for children from 3 months to 12 years of age. Depending on the time of arrival, the child will be served appropriate snacks or a meal. We strive to ensure a safe, healthy and nurturing space for children to learn and grow.

At Step Above, we have developed a menu that consists of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, dairy and meat with everything prepared on site at the centre. We have an in-house cook who prepares lunch and two snacks for every child daily. We believe in building healthy children here at Step Above. Weekly menus including meals and snacks will be posted in the classrooms.

Nutrition Standards

Full-time care is continuous care for a child from the age group of 3 months to 12 years five days a week. The full-time care program has been designed to provide a comfortable and safe facility for children while parents are at their workplaces.

Full Time

The-part time care program is designed to provide a comfortable and home-like facility for children from the age group of 3 months to 12 years for fewer than five days a week (minimum two days a week).

Part Time

Registration

Click below for our downloadable registration form. Please contact us for questions on enrollment or general information.

 

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