We are a creative, stimulating, safe, fun place for your children to grow and learn.  The learning opportunities we provide will ensure that all areas of their development will prepare them with the skills needed for full-day kindergarten. These skills will guide them through the many journeys throughout their lives. 

 

We believe in “learning through play.”  Play is all about discovery, discovery about the world and what we can do within it.  It's a place of fun where each day is different, giving your children a chance to develop a life-long love of learning from a very early age.

 

We Offer:

Programs for Infants, Toddlers and Preschool children

Nutritious, locally grown food

Experienced, qualified staff

Outdoor play

Music, Art, Movement, Language, Drama

Secure web cameras for you to see your children

 

“Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play children learn how to learn.” -O. Fred Donaldson

 

Our Director

Marla Charney-Askenasi is a Registered Early Childhood Educator
with over 30 years of experience. Her abilities and enthusiasm
are evident in the many successes she's achieved through
teaching children, youth and adults in a variety of professional
and recreational capacities.

 

Our Staff
Our Registered Early Childhood Educators and Early Childhood Education Assistants come to us with the highest regard.  They are professional, dedicated, enthusiastic, caring, creative and current!  They have their First Aid and CPR certifications.  They have background and Police Vulnerable Sector Checks.

 

Licensing
Kinder Grove is licensed by the Ontario Ministry of Education. 
A Ministry of Education staff member inspects our child care centre at least once a year to make sure the programs meet specific provincial standards for the health, safety and developmental needs of the children here.  We are also licensed by the Toronto Fire Services and The Toronto Public Health.

 

Web Cameras
While you are at work, you can log into our secure site and see your children at any time!  We are equipped with web cameras in each room and on the playground.  You will be given a security code that you and other family members can use to log in from anywhere in the world, providing there is an internet connection. 

 

Food
Snack and meal time not only provides your child with the nutrition they need to grow physically and mentally, it also serves as a wonderful learning tool. Great conversations around the table occur.  Self control, likes, dislikes and self-help skills are all part of the “meal adventure.”  We will never force your child to finish all of the food on their plates.  Instead, we encourage them to serve themselves as much as they think they will eat and are always welcome to more servings.  Your child’s teacher will be eating along side of them, enjoying the same foods.
If your child has any allergies or dietary requirements, the Kinder Grove staff and the caterers will work together to ensure your child’s needs are met.

 

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” 
― Plato