The Caledonia Early Care and Learning Centre is a nonprofit child care centre. We are proud to offer a play-based, child-focused early learning program for children. Our programs foster individualism, creativity, socialization, and problem-solving.
We are located in the College of New Caledonia and have a bright, soothing and enriching playspace. Our space is thoughtfully laid out to provide positive play-based learning experiences. Challenging our children to explore in all aspects of learning, creative play, crafts, puzzles, construction and both fine motor and gross motor opportunities.
Learn By Doing
Our knowledgeable, professional team of caregivers offers resources, and programming to challenge children and support them in a fun, nurturing and safe environment. Our program has a focus on a natural play; providing natural resources and focusing on the outdoors, as well as bringing the outdoors in. We follow the philosophy of Reggie Emilia which is an educational philosophy focused on preschool and primary education. It is a pedagogy described as student-centered and constructivist that uses self-directed, experiential learning in relationship-driven environments.
“The Wider the range of possibilities we offer children the more intense will be their motivations and the richer their experiences.”
– Loris Malaguzzi
Mission & Vision
We believe positive self-esteem is central to children’s growth and development. This belief forms the foundation of our philosophy and is dependent upon a sound interactive partnership between children, parents, and caregivers.
A Word From
“I believe that children learn through play; I believe in following the child’s lead when planning activities and encouraging them to question and wonder.
It is a concern of mine is that children are not getting enough free play outside, therefore, part of my philosophy is for children to spend lots of free play time outside learning with natural materials “
– Kathy Reed
ParentsFollow Your Childs Day
What is Storypark?
Storypark is an online platform that will be used by our educators to record activities on their tablets as they happen throughout the day to keep you informed on everything from nutritional information to fun moments and learning activities. It will provide you with real-time updates and access to a complete history of your child’s experience within our program with photos stored safely and securely in a journal format that you can access from home or on the go through Storypark’s mobile apps. Parents can follow the activities that occurred for your child earlier in the day, extending their learning.
TestimonialsWhat Our Families Have to Say
My daughter is currently attending Caledonia Early Care and Learning Center. The security of knowing the I need not worry about her safety or wellbeing is has been a catalyst to my ability to be successful.
When it was time to back to work I quickly realized the importance of quality early childhood education. I feel very fortunate to have my daughter attend Caledonia Early Care and Learning Centre.
From the first day my son started at Caledonia Early Care and Learning Centre, he loved it. He always tells me how much fun he has and about the friends he has made. The staff is so kind and caring and the facility itself is warm and inviting. They provide structure, but also opportunities to play and learn, and lots of outside time! I am so grateful that my son has the opportunity to attend such a wonderful daycare.
My daughter Rylee started at the Caledonia Early Care and Learning Centre this past fall. Since her very first day, both Rylee and our family have felt welcome in the program. Rylee has built strong connections with the Early Childhood Educators, children, and students in the program very quickly, which is a reflection of the program and educators’ values. When Rylee shares about her day, I hear about how she climbed mountains, became a kitty, worked through a disagreement with a friend, created something new, among other stories and adventures she chooses to share with us. When I hear this, I know that my child is in an environment that values and celebrates her individuality, that challenges her social, emotional, physical and cognitive abilities, that creates space for creativity, and that values relationships. As a parent, I cannot think of a better feeling.