Kingston Day Care News and Events

Hands Free Daycare RegistrationKingston Day Care is very pleased to share some program highlights and special news items with our website visitors. Special events and activities occur on a regular basis at our child care centres, these extra efforts heighten the level of quality in each program and enhance the daily experiences we provide as early childhood educators.


Pedagogical Leadership

Did you know that one of our educators has been identified as the “Pedagogical Leader” for Kingston Day Care? You may wonder what is pedagogy and what does a pedagogical leader do? The term pedagogy refers to the process of understanding and supporting learning. This approach supports quality programs that: build positive and responsive relationships, focus on children’s social, emotional, physical, creative, and cognitive development in a holistic way, provide environments in which children learn through exploration, play, and inquiry. Educators use pedagogical documentation to study, interpret, make visible, and help inform children’s learning and development. NOTE: Excerpt taken from ‘Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years’ (MEDU)

Our Pedagogical Leader supports her colleagues by providing resources and encouraging self-reflection, discussion, and ongoing collaboration to support learning among educators. She encourages engagement with families, and values the strengths, contributions, and unique perspectives of each educator.

Family and Community

Our families and community partners are a vital part of our programs. We value and respect these partnerships as they enhance our programs and most importantly support our children. We rely on our families who support and are critical partners in providing the foundation for learning for the children. We welcome partnerships that enrich our programs and ultimately the children’s growth and development. We respect and value our relationships with the School Boards, Community Living Kingston, The City of Kingston and Trillium Care Community. We are thrilled to have developed a partnership with Trillium that allows us to explore the benefits of intergenerational programming and celebrates our seniors and children.

Testimonial
I have worked at Trillium Care Community as the Director of Resident programs for about a year and a half; throughout my time here I have had the pleasure of working closely with the Kingston Day Care to bring intergenerational programs to the home. Throughout the year we collaborate to bring the two generations together for many sessional programs such as gardening, outdoor games in the summer, Halloween events, and music classes throughout the year. I am a strong believer in the power of intergenerational programs as the bonds which are built between children and seniors is very unique and heartwarming to witness. Daily the children walk the halls and fill the home with laughter and smiles as all stop what they are doing to watch. At Trillium we strive to bring The Warmth of Human Connection to the lives of the residents and having a daycare on sight does just that. The joy in which the children of the Day Care bring not only the residents of Trillium but to the staff and families is so powerful and we are very grateful to have their presence in our home.
Jessica Babcock, Director of Resident Programs at Trillium Care Community

Organizational Reviews

To ensure quality of programs, value as an employer and effective governance Kingston Day Care performs a variety of reviews to evaluate our services.
They are:

  1. Performance reviews – self and supervisory evaluation
  2. Organizational reviews – completed by Parents and Employees
  3. Board Governance reviews – completed by Board of Directors

Continuous Professional Learning

Kingston Day Care is committed to achieving high standards and quality assurance by promoting and providing Professional Development opportunities for our staff on an ongoing basis. As outlined by the College of Early Childhood Educators staff will develop a professional learning portfolio which will outline their goals and professional development needs. We encourage staff to attend community meetings (Professional Learning Community), participate in projects with Public Health and like agencies, lead ‘All Staff’ meetings at Kingston Day Care to share expertise and successes, and to actively search for additional learning opportunities.

Our Children and the Environment

Natural materials and soft, calming colors are found throughout each of Kingston Day Care's child care settings. Plants, wicker and natural wood products also help to create a homey and nurturing atmosphere. Bringing elements of nature into our programs has helped to convey a sense of tranquility and calmness while sparking much curiosity and wonder both indoors and outdoors.

The outdoor environments at Kingston Day Care have been carefully planned to encourage active, imaginative and adventurous play. We offer a variety of ground surfaces, many loose parts and other natural elements to encourage and develop the natural relationship between a child and the environment.

Kingston Day Care Celebrates 50 years of Excellence in Early Childhood Learning 1967-2017

Kingston Day Care was established in 1967 and since that time has successfully grown from offering 1 early childhood setting to a total of 4 highly respected early learning programs in the greater City of Kingston!  We are extremely proud of this milestone and are committed to continuing to offer highly progressive early learning programs for the children and families in our community.  Play, Explore and Be...


Photo Galleries

View Kingston Day Care Photo Galleries We invite you to browse through Kingston Day Care's photo gallery to experience the nurturing and  educational environments offered at St. Martha Child Care Centre, Trillium Child Care Centre, Collins Bay Child Care Centre, and Our Lady of Lourdes Before and After School Programs!

 

St. Martha's Child Care Image Gallery
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St. Martha's Child Care
Trillium Child Care Image Gallery
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Trillium Child Care
Our Lady of Lourdes Image Gallery
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Our Lady of Lourdes

Newsletters

View Kingston Day Care Fall NewsletterFall 2019

View Kingston Day Care NewsletterHighlights We knew that a child’s natural curiosity is the perfect companion to the world outside.


View Kingston Day Care Summer NewsletterDownoad Kingston Day Care Newletter in pdf formatSummer 2019

Highlights Kingston Day Care is very proud of the quality of services we offer and the calibre of educators we employ.


View Kingston Day Care Spring NewsletterSpring 2019

View Kingston Day Care NewsletterHighlights educators promote the highest standards of early learning.



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