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 yrs||Preschool: 2 ½ yrs to school entry|
|Building positive relationships|
Develop fine motor skills
Develop sensory skills
Develop verbal skills
|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
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday- Friday
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.
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.
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.
Parents are invited and encouraged to visit the day care centre and to participate in the daily program with their child.
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.