The Munn’s handprints represent a child who is busy exploring their world through play, young children gain knowledge and a sense of purpose in their lives. Munn's Child Care Centre Inc. is committed to providing a warm and caring atmosphere so that all children and Parent/Guardians alike will feel secure and be able to enjoy their day.
The Board of Directors is a volunteer committee of parent/guardian and community members that meet throughout the year. The Board keeps informed of changes in childcare and the possible effects it may have on our program and through the Executive Director provide ongoing support and guidance to the organization.
We provide learning opportunities and practical work experience to volunteers and college students and other local organizations. We view the community as a valuable resource and our educators plan learning opportunities that often involve the community in our program.
Both locations are proud members of Quality First and are inspected yearly by The Ministry of Education, Child Care Division and The Region of Halton Health Department to ensure we meet all standards of the CCEYA (Child Care Early Years Act 2014) and health and safety requirements.
Our Emergent Play-Based Curriculum is based from the document called “How Does Learning Happen” which focuses in on the child’s interests and development and is then enhanced and supported by the staff. It is our goal to offer children a well-rounded and balanced program to foster a child’s development.
The How Does Learning Happen document is based around four foundational conditions that are important for children to grow and flourish:
Belonging, Well-Being, Engagement, and Expression:
These foundations are a vision for all children’s future potential and a view of what they should experience each and every day. These four foundations apply regardless of age, ability, culture, language, geography, or setting. They are aligned with the Halton Board of Education’s Kindergarten program. They are conditions that children naturally seek for themselves.
Belonging refers to a sense of connectedness to others, an individual’s experiences of being valued, of forming relationships with others and making contributions as part of a group, a community, the natural world.
Well-being addresses the importance of physical and mental health and wellness. It incorporates capacities such as self-care, sense of self, and self-regulation skills.
Engagement suggests a state of being involved and focused. When children are able to explore the world around them with their natural curiosity and exuberance, they are fully engaged. Through this type of play and inquiry, they develop skills such as problem solving, creative thinking, and innovating, which are essential for learning and success in school and beyond.
Expression or communication (to be heard, as well as to listen) may take many different forms. Through their bodies, words, and use of materials, children develop capacities for increasingly complex communication. Opportunities to explore materials support creativity, problem solving, and mathematical behaviours. Language-rich environments support growing communication skills, which are foundational for literacy.
Learning concepts and skills are imbedded into the daily toys and activities in both structured and free choice situations.
BASIC CENTRE OUTLINE:
The Program is comprised of the following basic outline of activities and procedures.
- Lunch Time is from 11:00 – 12:00
- Sleep / Rest Times are from 12:00 to 2:00 (no drop offs during sleep time hours please)
- Individual Age related Outdoor playgrounds
- Regulation Childcare ratios maintained at all times
- Weekly Toy rotations and sanitizing
- Small and Large Group Activities.