Not at all. Rest assured that your child can begin the program without being toilet trained.
Will the teachers help me with the toilet training process? Our experts will be happy to work together with the parents to support the child in achieving this milestone.
Absolutely! We encourage visits.
- Bringing the children for a visit helps them feel secure and welcomed in a new environment.
- For many children, their experience in our centre may be the first time away from their parents and other family members.
Our goal is to support the entire family in the transition to child care.
All our centres are open from 7:00 am – 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
There is no definitive answer for this one, but some of the items your child may need are:
- Diapers, wipes and any necessary creams
- Extra clothes
- Bottle or sippy cups
- Blanket for nap time and any soft toy (like a teddy bear)
- Weather-appropriate clothing
Please make sure that all items are clearly labelled with your child’s name. This will help the teachers keep track of your little one’s belongings, so they can have what they need when they need it.
Yes. As mandated by the Ministry of Education, children should be outside to play for at least two hours a day (weather permitting).
The children benefit tremendously from fresh air and exercise on a regular basis.
Help your child be well-prepared by providing them with weather-appropriate clothing.
In the winter:
- Snow pants
- A warm jacket
In the summer:
- A wide brimmed hat and running shoes allow for maximum participation
Yes. We provide vegetarian options, as well as preparing halal chicken or beef dishes on request.
Foods from countries around the world – Children can be introduced to various delightful tastes and textures.
Nut-aware – We are a nut-aware environment and try to limit outside foods as much as possible to support children with allergies and dietary restrictions.
Menus approved – All our menus have been approved by a registered dietitian specializing in pediatrics.
If you have any specific dietary concerns or questions, please feel free to consult with the site manager. Our goal at GHNS is to ensure all children in our care are appropriately fed and healthy at all items.
We aim to help all children achieve their full potential and help give them a great start in the early years of their education!
Here’s how we can help:
Working closely together –
- Our teachers work closely with the children to support all their needs and developmental stages
- If teachers ever identify an area of additional support needs, they will work closely with the family to help the child meet their goals
- Our centres also work closely with resource support staff to help guide families and give them a head start through early intervention
Environment – Our child care environment is entirely inclusive of all children, regardless of their abilities and developmental needs.
Professionals – Our teachers are professional Registered Early Childhood Educators or are in the process of training and development.
Many of our professional educators have been teaching in our centres for several years, while we also welcome new graduates. The best teams are made up of new ideas and years of experience.
Our newer graduates are a great addition to our team of long-term experts, bringing new ideas and strategies.
Collaboration is the key to education.
You’ll always be in the loop:
- Teachers log observations in an individual ELECT (Early Learning for Every Child Today) to track development and milestones
- The ELECT book is always accessible for parents to read
- Parent/Teacher Interview Nights held annually allow you a one on one interview with your child’s teacher
- Interviews can also be scheduled anytime throughout the year. Simply speak with your site manager to set up a time
- Infant and Toddler Daily News Bulletins can be taken home daily.
- These bulletins let you know what your child experienced, how they ate, how they slept, and so on