Our Daycare. Our Family. Our Community.
Established in 1990, Bradford Progress Childcare Centres is a non-profit organization that has grown to include two full-service daycare locations and 10 on-site before-and-after school programs in Bradford and the surrounding area, all of which are licensed by the Ministry of Education. We are committed to offering high-quality, affordable care and early learning that meets the needs of the many communities and families we serve.
Bradford Progress Childcare Centres is run by a volunteer Board of Directors and an experienced management team committed to high-quality and safe care for all children. The organization maintains partnerships with the Ministry of Education, Simcoe County District School Board, Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board, County of Simcoe, Simcoe Community Services and the Regional Municipality of York Region.
Our emergent curriculum play-based learning approach is the core of all our programs and is consistent with the Ministry of Education’s policies and pedagogy, “How Does Learning Happen?”. “How Does Learning Happen?” is rooted in four foundations, which come to life in each classroom through age-appropriate dramatic play, music, language, literacy, nature science, technology, block play, creative arts, and physical activity:
Belonging: Every child has a sense of belonging when they are connected to others and contribute to their world. Our programs cultivate authentic, caring relationships and connections to create a sense of belonging among and between children, adults, and the world around them.
Well-being: Every child is developing a sense of self, health, and well-being. Our programs nurture children’s healthy development and support their growing sense of self
Engagement: Every child is an active learner who explores the world with body, mind and senses. Our programs provide environments and experiences to engage children in active, creative and meaningful exploration, play and inquiry
Expression: Every child is a capable communicator who expresses themself in many ways. Our programs foster communication and expression in all forms.
Our sites are staffed by Registered Early Childhood Educators, Ontario Certified Teachers, Child and Youth Workers, students of Early Childhood Education programs, and experienced Assistants, all of whom have completed vulnerable screening checks and maintain their Standard First Aid & CPR Level C certifications. We provide all staff with ongoing training and development opportunities so they can stay up to date with the latest research and supports in the field of early childhood education, and weekly program time to ensure program activities reflect the current needs and interests of the children in our care.
Our full-service daycare facilities are located centrally in Bradford and in East Gwillimbury on a 3-acre lot on the Marsh. Both our centres are clean and spacious, with ample outdoor space to foster exploration and play. Nutritious morning and afternoon snacks that meet most allergy and dietary requirements, following Canada’s Food Guide, are provided. Lunch is catered daily by Wholesome Kids Catering.
Our before-and-after school programs follow the Ministry of Education’s Extended Day program guidelines and run on-site at 10 different Simcoe County area schools in both the Public and Catholic school boards. Programs include snacks based on Canada’s Food Guide. School-aged children can also sign up for PA Day care, holiday and March break activities, and summer camp.
Do you think that Bradford Progress Childcare might be a fit for your family? We invite you to contact the location of your choice directly to book a tour and learn more about all we have to offer.
Bradford Progress North Centre
118 Barrie Street
PO Box 644
Full Day Child Care
Ages served: Infants (0-18 months), Toddlers (18-30 months) and Preschool (30-48 months)
Hours of operation: 6:30am – 6:00pm Monday – Friday
Bradford Progress East Centre
845 Graham Side Road
Full Day Child Care
Ages served: Infants (0-18 months), Toddlers (18-30 months) and Preschool (30-48 months).
Hours of operation: 6:30am – 6:00pm Monday to Friday
Before & After School Programs
Various Locations operating in both Public and Catholic schools in Bradford, Beeton, Tottenham and Colgan
Ages served: Kindergarten to age 12
Hours of operation: Varies by the needs of each shcool community