Curriculum Models

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.

Why Choose Montessori Based Teaching?

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.

The 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, 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.

What Parents Say:

Natasha P. Bradford, ON

Natasha P.

“We love this childcare and absolutely everything the teachers and caregivers do for our girl! Fantastic! We couldn't be happier with this place for our child. Very caring environment, the teachers are wonderful. Highly recommend.”


Jennifer J. Bradford, ON

Jennifer J.

“My two children go here and they absolutely love it. They get lots of attention and care and get challenged in exciting new things everyday. It also helps that food is great! Definitely recommend to any family!”


Madalina A. Bradford, ON

Madalina A.

”I love this place, my son is in preschool class and my daughter is attending the after school program!!! The best environment for your kids, the staff are sooo loving all the kids and the place and their programs are amazing! I feel so blessed for having them in Bradford Children’s Academy!!! Thank u Elira and BCA staff!!!”


Rebecca C. Bradford, ON

Rebecca C.

“I just wanted to write to say THANK YOU. Thank you so much for making Eliana's first month at daycare so easy for all three of us! Thank you caring about Eliana as much as you do; she gets excited every time we bring her in in the morning. Thank you for being so responsive and accommodating to our many questions and requests. When our friends and family ask us about how daycare is going, your team makes it SO EASY for us to say, "Wonderful! We love BCA!"


Janelle D. Bradford, ON

Janelle D.

“We love Bradford Children’s Academy! Our little one started the infant program at 8 months old and all of the teachers at BCA made the transition so easy for all of us! The teachers are outstanding, they’re so loving, engaging and I feel so confident leaving our daughter there everyday. They are so actie on the app that they use which helps tremendously through the transition phase. I know how her day is going, when she napped, what and how much she ate and they are always uploading the most adorable photos of our daughter doing an activity. As parents, it is very hard to trust someone to watch your children, I strongly recommend BCA! We are so happy with our decision. Thanks for everything!”




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