The Family Centre Childcare has been established to provide positive early childhood experiences where children are seen as competent, capable of complex thinking, curious, and rich in potential and can grow socially, emotionally and physically in a safe, nurturing family centered and family sensitive environment.
The Child Care and Early Years Act (CCEYA) provides the licensing standards which we must abide by, How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years, as a professional resource in regard to learning through relationships for those working with young children and families. It is intended to support pedagogy and curriculum/program development in Early Years programs.
How Does Learning Happen? is organized around four fundamental conditions that are important for children to grow and flourish: Belonging, Well-Being, Engagement, and Expression. These foundations are embedded in our centres through our interactions with children, their families and the staff. These four foundations apply regardless of age, ability, culture, language, geography or setting.
- That every individual, inclusive of staff, families and community, involved in our services should be treated with dignity and respect, and have access to available opportunities and services within our community.
- That respect for family, cultural and community diversity is recognized in the development and delivery of service.
- That families and relevant others have the opportunity to take an active part in the growth and development of children, and to participate in the development, goals and operation of the services provided by this Organization. Informed, involved and confident participants are better able to advocate in the best interests of their families.
- That accountability is essential to the successful achievement of our programs and goals. We are accountable to the children and families to whom we provide services, to the community, and to the funding sources, in terms of the services offered and the use of the resources with which we are entrusted. This is the basis of the trust and support necessary to maintain quality services and meet the needs of the children and families involved in our Organization.