Grand Ave Children's Centre is a licensed
childcare provider with care for children from three months to four years of age. We are licensed under the Ministry of Education and are associated with the College of Early Childhood Educators and the Child and Youth Network of London. We offer full time and limited part time spaces and adhere to the Ministry of Education ratios (infant - 1:3, toddler - 1:5, preschool - 1:8). We are a small, family focused centre and have very low staff turn over which helps us provide a consistent childcare experience. All of our centre caregivers are Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECE) and are dedicated to lifelong learning.
At GACC, we aim to develop and foster children’s learning through a nurturing and safe environment. Our curriculum is play based with Reggio Emelia's emergent education theory. Our skilled and creative teachers develop a framework and work with the children's current interest and goals to create fun and stimulating activities. It's our
Our Settings and ratios:
Infant Program (3 Months-18 Months): 1:3
Toddler Program (18 Months- 2.5 years): 1:5
Preschooler room (2.5 years- School Age): 1:8
Field trip Experiences
IntergenerationPrograms with Child-Senior Interaction
Our curriculum integrated a unique intergenerational program that brings different generations together to share experiences in a co-learning environment. Our program integrated music curriculum and movement that collaborated with “CLAP with Clarie”, which is offered weekly. Arts and crafts activities are offered weekly, and we also have social development activities offered monthly. As building relationships between children and different generations, children learn to explore their world, and this connection can be meaningful as children can create a sense of community belonging and improve social awareness.
Family Engagement Event:
We view family engagement is a crucial component to the success of a child’s development. To support children’s learning, we encourage parents to be involved in children’s learning process. GACC holds 4 family engagement events every year, which allow parents to participate in the center through building network with other families, learning our curriculum and establishing a positive relationship with the teachers.
We are very pleased to partner with the Grand Wood Park Apartments and Retirement Home to offer a multi-generational arts program for our preschoolers. As well, Grand Wood Park hosts a monthly Senior Social which brings the young and old together to enjoy treats and chats. It’s a wonderful learning experience for both groups!
We have an on-site, full-time cook who is known for her freshly baked zucchini loaf and big hugs. Christina is focused on providing healthful snacks and warm lunches for the children everyday.
At Grand Avenue Children’s Centre, we strive to build relationships with our children and their families. To help foster this sense of community and to show off the children’s performance skills, we host two family events a year: the Christmas Concert (with a special visit from a jolly Santa and gifts for all children!), and our newest event The Spring Fling with
Our Board Members are always looking for new ways to improve the