St. Matthew’s Children’s Centre

St. Matthew’s Children’s Centre has been a trusted local child care centre for over 40 years. Our centre provides 42 day care spaces for children ages 18 months to five years old. The licensed day care centre meets the standards set out in the Day Nurseries Act and is staffed by experienced Registered Early Childhood Educators.

 

Programs 

Understanding that each child is unique, we strive to help each child grow by building on their strengths and abilities, supporting their development at their own pace.

 

Infants: Birth to 18 months
Toddlers: 18 months to 2 ½ yrsPreschool: 2 ½ yrs to school entry
Building positive relationships

Develop fine motor skills

Develop sensory skills

Develop verbal skills

Cognitive development


Develop gross motor skills

Building sensory skills through sensory play

Rich language development
Develop self confidence

Building intellectual skills

Building language skills

Building cognitive skills

Emotional development

Physical development

 

Hours

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday- Friday

 

Enrollment Process

Prior to enrollment, a play visit is made to our Daycare in order for the family and staff to become acquainted and to determine whether the daycare environment is suitable for the child.

 

Nutrition

A nutritious breakfast, a hot mid-day meal, and afternoon snack are provided. Children’s special dietary needs are discussed with the daycare staff when the family is interviewed.

 

Allergies

Children’s allergies are noted and posted in the kitchen and in each classroom.

 

Children with Special Needs

A qualified Resource Teacher from the Early Childhood Integration Support Services Program oversees the integration of children with special needs in the classroom setting. The daycare staff and the Resource Teacher work as a team to plan and implement an individual program plan to assist children meet their developmental goals.

 

Parent Involvement

Parents are invited and encouraged to visit the day care centre and to participate in the daily program with their child.

 

Transportation

Transportation is provided at an additional cost to parents facing difficulty in transporting their children to and from the day care.

 

For those families that are in need of financial assistance please contact the City of Hamilton Daycare Subsidy office at 905 546 4870.

 

St. Matthew’s House Commitment to Excellence for Children

 

St. Matthew’s House fosters positive child development through active learning in a welcoming, stable, and inclusive environment.

 

The day care program fosters partnership among parents, guardians, teachers and children to promote growth and positive social interaction for all children. Guided by the Raising the Bar Initiative, our day care staff are engaged in professional education, mentoring and reflective practice to sustain positive experience for all children.

 

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