Welcome to Little Hands at Play!
Our facilty is approved and licensed by the Ministry of Education.
We pride ourselves in achieving and exceeding the provincial licensing standards set out in the CCEYA. Click here for more info.
With over 10 years of service, parents and guardians can be assured that we provide worry free care for their children. With various programs available and open all 12 months of the year, we are here to accommodate and care for all your childcare needs. Our 8,000 sq ft customized learning Centre offers our children a creative and energetic learning environment, with fully equipped 7 spacious classrooms, an indoor gym, and a full kitchen on site where they can enjoy nutritious meals prepared by our wonderful Cook.
Little Hands at Play is committed to providing exceptional care to each child. We believe we are successful in this by hiring & retaining exceptional people. The staff have big shoes to fill & Little Hands at Play has high expectations! When hiring Little Hands at Play ensures that candidates have a solid educational background, hands on experience in the field & passion for children. 50% of our team are Registered Early Childhood Educators. The Ministry typically requires one RECE per class, we are committed to exceeding Ministry requirements. Some staff are working towards their ECE diploma. We also have staff with their Early Childhood Assistant Diploma as well as Child & Youth Work Diploma & Ontario Certified Teachers. Every Little Hands at Play employee has a valid First Aid/CPR certificate, clear vulnerable sector check and two staff have a valid safe Food Handler Certification.
Learn more about the qualifications of Early Childhood Educators at www.college-ece.ca
We LOVE our babies! We understand it's hard to leave your infant for the first time, please take comfort that our staff are nurturing & love to work with this special age group. They work with parents to ensure a smooth transition for your little one. The week before your child starts you will be invited to come in for a visit with your infant. This is an excellent opportunity for you and the staff to talk about what to expect and for you to share more information about your child. The second transitional visit and onwards will increase their independence without a parent. You are always encouraged to check in with how your child's day is going. At pick up the staff will fill you in on your infants day & you will receive a daily report outlining exactly what he/she did throughout the day (ate, slept & diaper changes etc.)
Toddler class is designed to create a safe environment where Toddlers are encouraged to learn and grow by exploring. The staff are warm and nurturing. They work to provide a program that is stimulating, developmentally appropriate and follows the children's interests. Parents are often amazed at what is going on in the Toddler Class (check out our Monthly Newsletter!) Don't let their size fool you, Toddlers are brilliant! The staff have a great relationship with parents, you can expect regular communication & daily documentation about your child's day including a daily report.
We provide a weekly schedule that provides structure and flexibility to a very busy age group. Each child is provided with a broad range of activities and experiences that will inspire curiosity and exploration. This fosters a strong bond between the Educators and children. It allows the RECE and assistance to work very closely with each child to better understand his/her interests, goals and strengths. YES, we do help families with potty training! Feel free to ask for more information when needed.
Our Kindergarten Program is based on "How Learning Happens". Now with Covid-19 it has given us the opportunity to welcome the amazing program back after 10 years. Our Kindergarten program is a ratio of 10 to 1 with an RECE leading the class.
Play-based learning is an essential part of a child’s development. Play provides opportunities to integrate all areas of learning. Children have opportunities to participate in activities that support their own interests. As well, educators guide children during play and extend and support their learning in various play centers throughout the day. More information about play-based learning is available at the Ministry of Education’s website. Typical Experiences in Kindergarten Children participate in a variety of experiences in Kindergarten. Some typical experiences include:
Students explore a range of play-based learning areas within the classroom:
Our Before & After school program is just what busy parents need! Year round care for your school ager! PA day programs, March Break Camp & Summer Camp. Even SNOW DAYS!
Children have breakfast and some time to play in the morning before school. After school they have a healthy after school snack, planned activities and time for homework. We have access to transportation to the following schools
(just to name a few):
Forest Run Our Lady of Rosary
St. Cecilia Venture Park
Le Petit Prince
*NEW November 2022*
We have partnered with York Region and opted into the CWELCC program
We are privilege to have an inhouse cook to prepare our meals fresh and nutritious everyday.
Start the day off right with a fill tummy.
AM Snack offers breakfast items which are always accompanied by fresh fruit.
A hot lunch is provided with a main dish, fresh vegetables and fresh fruit on a daily bases.
We selected a 6 week rotation menu to provide a variety of dishes that accompany the Canadian food guide. We are a pork free, nut free and fish free environment. We accommodate other food restrictions like Halal, and vegetarian with most of our dishes.
We end the day with an afternoon snack.
This snack can contains a variety of nutritious and a fun selection for the children to enjoy.
Contact us for more information about our programs.
Early Intervention Services:
York Catholic District School Board:
York Region District School Board:
Markham Stouffville Hospital Child Development Programs:
Kinark Child &Family Services:
Boomerang Health Kids:
We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.
Suite 16, 411 Confederation Pky, Vaughan, Ontario, Canada L4K 0A8
Monday - Friday: 7am - 6pm