About Us

At Small World, our programs are based on the philosophy that young children learn best in an environment that affords them the opportunity to explore, discover, and enjoy the learning process while engaging in play. We believe in offering a program that promotes healthy development by creating a warm, loving, safe, healthy, positive and fun environment.

The daily routines allow for a balance of indoor and outdoor play, small and large group activities, and an afternoon rest period as well as snacks and lunch. Your child will have the opportunity to gain practice in language development, math readiness, creative play, social skills, fine and gross motor skills, music, and self-help skills which will help your child build his/her self-esteem and prepare him/her for school. Special emphasis is placed upon providing activities that build each child's self-esteem, provide opportunities for success, and encourage positive interaction with other children and adults based on mutual trust and respect.

Each classroom is divided into “Learning Centres” which include: creative art, housekeeping/dramatic play; science and sensory; unit block; cognitive; quiet corner and table top and manipulative toy area. As the child engages in play, the educator’s role is to provide personal care and individual support and attention. The educator is also the facilitator, recognizing that each child has different needs and progresses at a different pace.

Daily schedules and program plans are posted for each classroom to inform the parents of the different activities. These plans allow for indoor and outdoor play, quiet and active play, self-directed and structured time to enable the child to develop in all areas.

Services

Small World Early Learning Centre is a fully licenses daycare facility in Richmond Hill, Ontario. We believe in education along with the socialization of children. We specialize in assisting childhood development and truly care about the well-being of the children we supervise.

We offer:

  • Infant, Toddler, Nursery, Preschool, and Kindergarten programs
  • Full and Part programs, half day, alternate day
  • Licensed year round quality education and care
  • Catered nutritious meals and snacks
  • Expansive outdoor play spaces in a natural forested setting
  • Qualified, Caring, Professional Educators
  • Cheerful, Child-friendly environment

A typical day will see your child exposed to :

  • Individual and Small Group Activities
  • Early Math and Language Concepts
  • Creative Arts Experiences
  • Thematic Learning Circles
  • Music and Movement Activities
  • Science and Technology Concepts
  • Indoor/Outdoor Gross Motor Play
  • Seasonal Field trips and Special Visitors

Mission Statement

Small World Early Learning Centre is dedicated to meeting the needs and expectations of all families by providing quality education and care in a warm, safe, and supportive environment that will enable all children to reach their optimum in potential.

Philosophy

We provide a warm, safe and stimulating environment that encourages exploration, investigation, problem solving, and discovery. We foster children’s self-esteem and help develop and nurture their love of learning.

Our Goals and Objectives:

  • To create a warm, inviting and stimulating program that will allow each child to develop at his or her own pace.
  • To provide reliable and flexible care to meet the needs of working parents.
  • To provide a supportive working environment for staff with opportunities for personal growth and career advancement.
  • To create an environment conducive to learning, where each child feels safe, secure and happy, in order to grow to his or her full potential.
  • To have available daily, a balanced, developmentally appropriate and challenging program focusing on the areas of physical, intellectual, creative, social/emotional growth.
  • To help guide all children towards self-discipline and respect for others.
  • To enhance each child's social and problem solving skills.
  • To foster creativity and self-expression through art, music, and dramatic play.
  • To enhance each child's self-esteem, self-awareness, and self-confidence by offering many opportunities for them to succeed, express ideas, understand his/her emotions and to attain skills to control them.
  • To assist children in learning to live comfortably in a social environment in addition to the family.
  • To increase attention span and follow simple directions.
  • To stimulate and encourage curiosity and provide opportunities for problem solving.
  • To encourage children to take care of their own needs with support from the adults in their environment.
  • To establish a solid foundation and instill a love for life-long learning.
  • To encourage children to become independent, self-confident, and inquisitive.