Bradford Children's Academy

NOT JUST A DAYCARE!

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The Complete Educational Experience Your Child Deserves

The early years of a child's life only happen once in a lifetime. We believe that it is important to make every moment count. The first six years are the stepping-stones to what can be a life full of happiness, love and health. Our program is specially designed to provide children with opportunities to foster the personal development and well-being of each child. We strive to help each child create healthy relationships and become a responsible citizen in society. The difference our centre makes can be seen in the face of every child who steps through the door-a happy, confident, intelligent and independent child that remains curious throughout life and approaches every experience with the willingness to take on a new challenge and learn.

Why Choose Our Centre

Advantages

While many day care centre are open just six hours a day, we offer day care in the South Simcoe area from 6:30am to 6:30 pm, giving parents options. We are also unique because we are open holidays, PA days, winder break, March break and summer break-ensuring your children are cared for all years round. Our experienced educators offer half-day and full-day programs to infants, toddlers, preschoolers, junior and senior kindergarteners. Additionally, we offer:

  • Before and after school care for children ages 5-10 that provides comfortable, safe and stimulating environments to school-aged children.
  • Summer day camp that incorporated academics, physical activity and play through performance arts, sports and adventures
  • An indoor playground and birthday centre that offers parents affordable and flexible party packages to help make your child’s special day a success
  • Parents night out on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights from 5pm-9pm offering children four hours of movies, games, gym activities and fun.
  • Affordable Drop in Program for children 4 and older on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am
    to 4 pm

Convenience

Our centres daycare program provides parents with a wide array of advantages that other daycare centres in the South Simcoe do not. We realize that sometimes, finances are tough, which is why we include everything in one low price. The includes, one-on-one tutoring, hot meals and nutritious snacks, three teachers per classroom, early assessment and intervention services and a wide array of extracurricular activities. We also know that sometime parents want to be able to watch their children in action during the day which is why we invite parents to do so-a contrast to many of the other day care options in the area. The holistic approach values the parents time, professional and personal life as well as the child’s education, safety and happiness. We strive to create an inviting, caring and comfortable day care where children can develop cognitively, socially and physically while being supported and making every moment of the early years of their lives count for the better.

Montessori Teaching Method

Our Centre was built upon various educational philosophies and we incorporated the Montessori method within our distinctive system. After nearly 25 years of working with children, we know that children are innately inquisitive and drawn to learning new things. This is why we value each child’s individuality and treat children uniquely according to their needs, interests and rate of social, cognitive and physical development. In line with Montessori school philosophy we provide children in the York Region District with a friendly, loving and nurturing environment focused on comfort, cooperation and education. This means each child has the freedom to choose the activities that they feel comfortable with and educators encourage a hands-on approach to learning. We believe education should evoke communication and we value listening and respecting children’s needs and interests. In adopting the Montessori school approach in our childcare, we have developed a method for inspiring learning amongst children that emphasizes allowing each child to take charge of their education and discover the joy of learning through exploration. Interaction and independence. When children have the freedom to choose what activities they take part in, they are more engaged and excited about learning new things.

Enriching children using the Montessori approach 

At our centre we seek to help children develop socially, cognitively, and physically with childcare that is flexible, innovative and fun for children.

Enrichment activities include:

  • Language program that introduces multilingual vocabulary (alphabet, numbers, greetings etc.) through games, stories and songs.

  • Hands-on music program to help children express themselves through music and movement.

  • Yoga and Pilates to engage children and babies’ bodies and minds, help them build strength, flexibility and balance.
  • Drama program to encourage children to express their emotions, develop self confidence, appreciate the arts and expand their knowledge on how to communicate.

  • Everyday exercises to help children build self-control, grow motor skills, be polite members of society and gain conflict resolution skills.

  • Computer and technology program to strengthen children’s ability to work with modern technology. Our computer and technology program is integrated with art, science, math, multilingual games, reading, motor development and more.

By using the Montessori school approach in the fundamental building blocks for our childcare, we prepare children for future schooling. We believe that the early years of a child’s life are the stepping-stones that lead to a successful, happy and healthy life and each one of the moments of childhood matter. That’s why we carefully tailor our curriculum to foster growth and work to cultivate curiosity, creativity and intelligence among our children. We count our success in the smiles of our children’s faces and have witnessed countless children in the York Region area move on to become active, intelligent, creative and above all, happy, students. Through tutoring, early assessment and intervention services, extracurricular activities and ensuring three teachers are assigned to each classroom; we make sure each child has the resources and support necessary
to succeed.

Reggio Approach

We believe that children learn best when they are given the opportunity to explore and interact with an environment in a constructive way at their own pace. Consequently our programs are designed to provide the maximum opportunity to experience a variety of materials, ideas and social situations at a level appropriate to the individual child. We provide a stable physical environment that encourages the child to develop self- confidence and communication skills. Through our comprehensive and sensitive approach to developing the individual, Bradford Children’s Academy aims to provide an appropriate education that enables our children to successfully approach challenges that lie ahead. We believe that parents and family play an integral role in a child’s education and welcome them to share in the learning journey

Play-Based Teaching Method

Curiosity about the world comes naturally to children. Through play, they can actively explore the environment and the world around them. Some ways children learn through play are: Exploring ideas and language, Manipulating objects, Acting out roles, Experimenting with materials (blocks, natural items, slime, paint and playdough), Play is an important method of learning and helps young learners construct knowledge in all areas covered by the curriculum. Different types of pedagogical play such as modeled play, open-ended play and purposeful framed play provide opportunities for young children to develop knowledge through experience. Play based learning is important in developing inquisitive young learners as it helps them discover and solve problems in playful and unique ways. A classroom is a social space which is much more than the physical space. Our classroom environment is designed to invite, provoke and enhance learning as well as encourage communication, collaboration and inquiry. The play-based teaching takes the “inquiry stance” on practice by giving children the opportunity to answer the “why” that comes naturally to them. The child, the teacher and the environment are all three crucial elements in making learning through inquiry happen

Academic Learning

Our early childhood education curriculum is the stepping stone to future success in academic learning. There is a big difference between babysitting programs and a learning centre like Bradford Children’s Academy.

Creativity

In Bradford Children’s Academy we encourage creativity. By nurturing the ability to create something from personal feelings and experiences we nurture nurture children’s emotional health. The first years of a child’s life are made of experiences that can significantly enhance the development of their creativity.

Computer & Technology

Children learn and develop new skills by engaging in our Tech program. We work towards strengthening each child’s skills through fun and interactive programs. Children learn how to work together using today’s modern technology, we touch on all areas of education with our Computer and Tech program.

Social Skills Development

We create an environment that stimulates healthy social interactions between children. Studies show that children who develop good social skills at a young age more likely to become successful adults.

Cognitive Development

Child care quality directly impacts cognitive development of children. We promote cognitive skill development in children with activities that provide progressive building of learning skills, such as attention, memory and thinking.

Enrichment

Bradford Children’s Academy offers a comprehensive array of extracurricular activities to compliment the daily curriculum. All our extracurricular activities are being offered to all children attending any of our programs.

Reach Out to Us

Browse our website to learn more about our educational programs and registration process. For more information, feel free to contact our centre in Bradford, Ontario. We hope to get the opportunity to leave a positive mark in your child’s life.

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