Welcome to Mill Valley
Child Care Centre
We are delighted to have you and your child as part of our Child Care family.
We are confident that you will find our Child Care Centre a fun and enjoyable place for your child. Our many years of operating experience have led to a well-balanced program serving many diverse areas and cultures within our community. Our programs are designed to provide a variety of stimulating activities to meet the special interests of each age group as well as the unique and individual needs of each child.
This Parent Handbook will provide you with further information and important details about Mill Valley Child Care Centre. Please keep it and use it for reference in the years to come. Complete the enclosed Registration Package and return it to the Centre prior to your child’s starting date.
Thank you for choosing Mill Valley Child Care Centre. We hope that by working together, we can provide your child with the best possible start in life.
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Years of Operation
Mill Valley Child Care Centre believes that children are competent, capable and curious and have great potential. The goal of Mill Valley Child Care Centre is to support positive and responsive interactions among the children, parents and staff. Partnership between families and Mill Valley Child Care Centre is essential for the optimal growth and development of young children. We believe that the learning environment consists of everyone, (children, educators, and families) working together with a sense of belonging. The role of our educators is to guide children in an inclusive and supportive environment in which children learn through exploration, play and inquiry. It is through children’s ideas, interests, and observations that help create a holistic picture of children’s experiences, development and learning which supports planning and curriculum that is meaningful to children. The Ministry of Education’s Elect (Early Learning for Every Child Today) early learning framework is the continuum which supports our play based learning environment.
Mill Valley Child Care Centre has been providing Child Care in the community since 1984. The concept of a child care centre located in a Public School was relatively uncommon. During the mid eighties, enrollment pressures in Public Schools were being felt and as a result of declining enrollment, the Etobicoke Board of Education approached our founders and asked if they would be interested in setting up a Day Care facility at Mill Valley Junior School in hopes of boosting their enrollment. To our surprise, the initial enrollment at Mill Valley Child Care Centre was more than we had anticipated. This clearly affirmed that the Child Care Centre was much needed in the community. Wayne Dickson who was Principal at the time, was amazing and supportive, he embraced the idea and concept of having a Day Care inside the school. Right from day one, both school personnel and administration made the centre and staff feel as though they were an integral part of the school. Through word of mouth, the Centre grew at a rapid pace, increasing its classroom occupancy from two to four. In 1986, Mill Valley Child Care Centre was successfully operating at its full capacity of 82 and a purchase of service agreement with the City of Toronto was obtained.
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