Our Children, Our Future oversees a growing number of quality daycares in the City of Greater Sudbury and Manitoulin District. We offer programs for Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers and School age children. We offer services for full-time and part-time to meet the needs of working parents.
A play-based approach to children's learning and development is the basis for our program planning and delivery of activities. Children use play to explore their environment, understand and make sense of their feelings, and develop their social skills among their peers. The children are encouraged, through modelling and guidance to build social skills, gain a sense of self and celebrate their many accomplishments as they grow and learn.
Our programs strive to deliver high quality childcare that embraces the individuality and diversity of each child and family that we serve in a safe and nurturing environment.
We understand it is never easy leaving your young children in someone else's hands. Keeping that in mind, we want you to feel confident in your choice of daycare. First and foremost, we are dedicated to making your child feel safe and comfortable in our centre. Our trained staff members give each child in their care personal attention while also promoting social interaction and reinforcing appropriate behaviors through positive support.
Daycares with Infant Programs (0 to 18 months)
Our infant program is a wonderful environment to introduce young children to daycare. Our program and physical environment will provide safe opportunities for your child to explore and have fun while seeing, touching, tasting, and moving. Curriculum planning for infants does not necessarily mean structured "teaching". Planning is based upon careful observations of the children using their interest, newly acquired skills, and reactions to materials. As the children grow and change, so will the curriculum. The room and materials will look very different from time to time as we constantly strive to engage, enhance, and encourage infant development.
Daycares with Toddler Programs (18 months to 30 months)
Our toddler program is based on the philosophy that children learn best through hands-on experiences. This is an incredibly important time in your child's development. It is a time when language, social, cognitive and physical skills are growing at an exponential rate. Toddlers are constantly learning and they use all of their senses to explore the world around them. Our educators help to encourage their curiosity by providing a safe, loving and active learning environment. We teach through what children do best: Play! By combining planned activities and open-ended experiences, toddlers are allowed to move at their own pace and learn through discovery.
Daycares with Preschool Programs (30 months to 4 years)
Our preschool program continues on the foundational toddler learning program. Everyday, we incorporate all facets of your child's development. Social, cognitive, language and motor skills are all a part of daily life. Skill development is enriched with plenty of socialization with purposeful play-based learning from the core of each day. We don't follow a set curriculum as all children are different and unique and learn at their own pace. The educators observe and follow the children's interests. We offer positive, hands on learning with a comfortable home atmosphere. It is our belief that children are capable of making choices and they are supported and encouraged in this process.
Daycares with Before and After School Programs (4 years to 12 years)
Our school age program offers a play-based program. It includes a mix of exploration, guided and independent activities, quiet times and outdoor play. The educators provide many opportunities for children to plan their own activities, participate in group decision-making and project development. They also emphasize home-like activities allowing unstructured time and privacy for reading, homework or small social groups. Outdoor play and gross motor activities are emphasized since they are indoors for the most part of the day in school. Our program also provides increased levels of responsibility and independence.