Three to Five Program Philosophy

As educators of young children, we respect all children, value and nurture them each as individuals. Children at Leap Forward Childcare learn through play in a safe, secure, nurturing, child-centered environment. The environment is full of stimulating and developmentally appropriate activities that promotes intellectual, emotional, social and physical development. The development of the whole child is a priority at Leap Forward Childcare. Leap Forward Childcare offers high quality childcare and a program designed to meet the developmental needs of all its children.

At Leap Forward Childcare seasonal and multicultural topics are introduced to the children, as well as topics that include colours, birds, animals, dinosaurs and bugs. At the beginning of each month a calendar is posted with more details about what topics will be covered and the special events that will occur in that month.

The children are encouraged to develop at their own pace. We help the children to feel confident and to achieve their individual best in all they do. We are focused on helping the children to develop self-control, self-confidence and self-discipline skills. We are also focused on helping the children develop their short and long-term memory, creative thinking skills, problem solving skills the ability to follow instructions, and to become comfortable to express their own needs. Our goal is to provide an atmosphere that will give each child a healthy, happy learning experience which they look forward to each day. Leap Forward Childcare goal is for all children who attend to enjoy their day and for all parents to feel comfortable leaving their child in our care.

Every day includes many activities that all the children enjoy.  Some of these activities include science, water and sand play, housekeeping, music, group time, art, puzzles, movement classes and baking. Twice a day the children also spend time exploring the outdoors. Activities, both indoors and outside, are fully supervised at all times and developmentally aged appropriate.

At Leap Forward Childcare we have created a place where children are eager to learn while being caring for in a safe and kind environment. It is our wish that all the children from Leap Forward Childcare will enter kindergarten feeling self-confident, curious and happy.

Leap Forward Childcare has an “open door policy”. This means parents are welcome to visit their child at Leap Forward Childcare anytime.