About Us

Our Strategies for Success!

We Believe in Early Learning

Children are guided by skilled Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECEs) who establish a flexible program in an inclusive, supportive, and non-discriminatory environment. Children’s ideas are the crux of the emergent curriculum that is based on the interests and needs of the children. Open communication between and among Staff, children, families and the school community is crucial to realizing a warm and safe environment in which the children at Ferncliff Daycare and Afterschool Group can play, learn and thrive.  We provide programs to support our “holistic” approach to child development.

We strive to provide a stimulating program that offers services to children, families and the community, within the framework of the Child Care and Early Years Act and ideologies in Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years “How Does Learning Happen”.

Emergent Curriculum is Our Focus

Our emergent curriculum is organized around the following 5 areas of development:

(i) physical (gross and fine motor);

(ii) social (awareness, respect, ability to share and cooperate);

(iii) communication (verbal and non-verbal);

(iv) self-esteem (self-awareness and positive self-image);

(v) cognitive (comprehension, problem solving, and skill acquisition).