Age Group Programs

“Early Learning for Every Child Today”

View map and contact information for each of our Toronto Child Care Centres.

Infant Program (0 months to 18 months)

The main emphasis in an Infant Program is to:

  • Foster the infant’s sense of trust by ensuring that individual needs are met immediately by a warm and caring adult;
  • Offer experiences that appeal to the infant’s senses and contribute to the overall growth and development;
  • Focus on the infant’s social, emotional, physical, creative and cognitive development in a holistic way;
  • Provide an environment in which the children learn through exploration, play and inquiry;
  • Engage every child as an active learner who explores the world with body , mind and senses.

Toddler Program (18 months to 2.5 years)

The main emphasis in a Toddler Program is to:

  • Provide the children with a rich, interesting environment that they can explore with all their senses;
  • Encourage the children’s feelings of competence by giving them the opportunity to experiment and problem solve;
  • Foster a sense of autonomy by ensuring flexibility and choice;
  • Develop the children’s self esteem by ensuring that they feel valued and cared for as individuals;
  • Encourage the development of social skills.

Preschool Program (2.5 years to 3.8 years)

The main emphasis in a Preschool Program is to:

  • Provide the children with a rich, interesting environment that they can explore will all their senses;
  • Encourage the children’s feelings of competence by giving them the opportunity to experiment and problem solve;
  • Foster a sense of autonomy by ensuring flexibility and choice;
  • Develop the children’s self-esteem by ensuring that they feel valued and cared for as individuals;
  • Encourage the development of positive social skills.

Full-day Kindergarten (FDK) Program (3.8 years to 6 years)

The main emphasis in a Full Day Kindergarten Program is to:

  • Provide the children with a seamless integrated day where a play based program is the main focus;
  • Foster communication and expression in all forms;
  • Offer small group instruction to cultivate caring relationships and connections;
  • Provide an environment and experiences which engage children in active , creative,  meaningful exploration, play and inquiry;
  • Compliment the regular school day.

School-Age Program

The main emphasis in a School Age Program is to:

  • Provide the children with choices in their leisure activities such as sports, games, projects and social interaction with peers and adults;
  • Give children the opportunity to be creative, imaginative and to feel productive;
  • Provide a supportive environment in which children can develop their skills, talents and interests;
  • Build positive and responsive relationships;
  • Promote expression so that every child is a capable communicator who expresses himself or herself in many ways.

Ideal Child Services Group’s overall program for young children aligns with the Minister of Education’s Policy Statement and the pedagogical document, “How does learning happen?”

Ideal Child Services Group’s Program incorporates “Early Learning for Every Child Today” as the framework to guiding children as individuals who are competent, capable, curious and rich in potential.  It consists of the following components: structure of the day, activities and experiences planned and offered to the children, as well as the physical environment including equipment.

Ideal Child Services Group’s program provides a positive framework to support all children in care and families. The program is grounded to engage with families valuing their strengths, contributions and unique perspectives.

See also our Educational Programs.

Educational Programs

Variety of programs including Reading, Computer, Music, Summer Camp, Mandarin and Martial Arts.

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