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. All of 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 12 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.
Integrated Accessibility Standards Policy
Statement of Commitment
The Integrated Accessibility Standard (“IAS”) was adopted as a regulation under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (“AODA”). The IAS and AODA aligns with Bradford Progress Child Care Centres commitment to treat all employees in a manner that respects their dignity and independence. The Bradford Progress Child Care Centres is also committed to meeting the needs of persons with a disability in a timely manner, and will do so by preventing and removing barriers to accessibility and meeting accessibility requirements in accordance with AODA. This policy will be implemented in accordance with the time frames specified by the IAS Regulation, and will apply to all child care operations of Bradford Progress Child Care Centres.
Bradford Progress Child Care Centres will develop, maintain and document an Accessibility Plan outlining the organization’s strategy to prevent and remove barriers from its workplace and to improve opportunities for persons with disabilities.
The Accessibility Plan will be reviewed and updated at least once every five years, and will be posted on Bradford Progress Child Care Centres external websites. Upon request, Bradford Progress Child Care Centres will provide a copy of the Accessibility Plan in an accessible format.
Training Employees, Management and Volunteers
Effective January 1, 2016 Bradford Progress Child Care Centres will ensure that training is provided on the requirements of the accessibility standards and the Human Rights Code, consistent with the requirements outlined in the IAS regulation. Training will be provided to the following individuals:
- All of Bradford Progress Child Care Centres employees and volunteers;
- All persons who participate in developing and implementing Bradford Progress Child Care Centres policies; and
- All other persons who provide goods, services or facilities on behalf of Bradford Progress Child Care Centres if applicable
- The training given will be appropriate to the duties of the employees, volunteers and management. Training will also be provided when any changes are made to Bradford Progress Child Care Centres accessibility policies. Bradford Progress Child Care Centres will keep a record of the training it provides.
Information and Communication Standards
Bradford Progress Child Care Centres will ensure that its process for receiving and responding to feedback is accessible to persons with disabilities by providing, or arranging for the provision of accessible formats and communications upon request.
Accessible Formats and Communication Support
Upon request, Bradford Progress Child Care Centres will provide or arrange for the provision of accessible formats and communication supports for persons with a disability in a timely manner, taking into account the specific accessibility needs of the person with a disability. Bradford Progress Child Care Centres will consult with the person making the request to determine the suitability of an accessible format or communication support.
Bradford Progress Child Care Centres will also notify the public about the availability of accessible formats and communication supports.
Accessible Websites and Web Content
Bradford Progress Child Care Centres will ensure that its Internet website, including web content, conform to the World Wide Web Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) – Level A except where impracticable.
Effective January 1, 2017, Bradford Progress Child Care Centres will notify its employees and the public about the availability of accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment process.
Recruitment, Assessment or Selection Process
Effective January 1, 2017, Bradford Progress Child Care Centres will notify job applicants when they are selected to participate further in an assessment or selection process that accommodations are available upon request.
If a selected applicant requests an accommodation, Bradford Progress Child Care Centres will consult with the applicant and provide, or arrange for the provision of a suitable accommodation in a manner that takes into account the applicant’s accessibility needs due to a disability.