We re-open our Toddler/Preschool room on September 8, 2020! Our Kindergarten and School age groups will start soon after!
The COVID-19 Parent handbook is attached below!
We look forward to caring for your children again soon!
Give us a call today to book your tour!!
Ballantrae Child Care Centre uses a play-based approach to create the best environment for children to learn and grow. Our environment consists of age-appropriate materials, toys and equipment. We follow the lead of the children and provide activities that support their overall development using observations to guide our planning. We know that children learn best by pursuing their personal interests and goals, making their own choices about materials and activities during program time. As they pursue their choices and plans, children explore, solving problems by asking and answering questions while interacting with peers, program staff, students and other adults.
All full time E.C.E.’s are registered with the College of Early Childhood Educators. We offer a variety of care options and your child can trust that every teacher will lovingly care for all of his or her needs. We offer full time care to our before and after programs during Christmas Break, March Break, Summer Break and all P.A. days. All groups have the opportunity to play, explore and discover the wonders of nature during our outdoor play time which happens twice a day, for 1 hour in the morning and 1 hour in the afternoon. Our educators plan daily activities that include – creative, sensory, dramatic and cognitive play. Some activities involve one on one interaction while others enhance group relationships. We provide a balance of activities which are all developmentally appropriate.
Our program focuses on developing warm relationships with both playmates and caregivers thus fostering a sense of security and self-confidence. We also focus on letter recognition, numbers, colours, shapes, vocabulary and social skills. We will ensure that our toddlers and preschoolers will have an enjoyable, fun filled day of learning.
Our before and after school program provides children with more opportunities to learn and grow and provides a seamless day with fewer transitions for children and families. Our program is a supportive extension to your child's full-day kindergarten program.
Our before and after school program is designed to foster creativity and encourage the development of both intellectual and physical well being. We know that building self-esteem and experiencing success is important to children in this age group.
Ballantrae Child Care Centre has facilities to accommodate the following children:
21 Preschooler children 18 months to 3 years
20 Kindergarten children 4 to 5 years
68 School aged children 6 to 12 years
We offer a variety of care options. Full day, Half day, Nursery School, Before and After school Programs. Part time care is available as well with a minimum of 2 days per week
Both full and part time care is provided 51 weeks each year. Care is provided from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.
The following holidays are observed:
December 25 to January 1, inclusive
Thanksgiving Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Civic Holidays, Victoria Day, Labour Day, Canada Day, Family Day
If York Region District School Board closes our school due to bad weather, the program will not open. If only buses are cancelled the program will remain open. If the school closes during the day due to inclement weather, the after school program will NOT open and you will be required to pick your child up from school
Ballantrae Child Care Centre is catered by Yummy Catering. Yummy's focus is on healthy, nutritious, multicultural, home-style meals that children enjoy. They use a unique combination of top quality ingredients with the use of traditional cooking styles and a state-of-the-art facility.The menus present the children with a variety of healthy foods with appealing color, texture and taste. The menus offer:
Ballantrae Child Care Centre is seeking an energetic full-time Registered Early Childhood Educator for our before and after school program. Applicants must have a diploma in Early Childhood Education or equivalent. This full time (7 hour shift) position begins immediately. Please email Wendy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call or email today to book a tour to our centre!
5632 Aurora Rd. Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario, L4A 3K3. Conveniently located in Ballantrae Public School.
Monday - Friday: 7am - 6pm