ProgramsWe offer full and part-time programs for children 18 months of age up to 12 years as well as a full-time program for Infants. We also offer a before and after school program, with full day programs on Professional Activity Days and School holidays. Bussing arrangements are made by the parents for children who qualify through their schools. We offer a Summer Vacation Bible School Program which features an exciting theme with field trips, water fun activities, children’s entertainers, and play-based activities throughout the day. We have an end-of-summer Vacation Bible School concert as well as a Christmas concert.
OUR DAYS AND HOURS OF OPERATION:We open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 6.00 p.m. Full and part-time care is provided 52 weeks of the year with the exception of the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civic Holiday, Labour Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
CHILDREN TO STAFF RATIOS
- Infant Program 3:1
- Toddler Program 5:1
- Junior and Senior Preschool Program 8:1
- School Age Program 15:1
OUR CURRICULUMWe are guided by the six Early Learning for Every Child Today (ELECT) principles which are:
- Early child development sets the foundation for lifelong behaviour, and health
- Partnerships with families and communities strengthen the ability of early childhood settings to meet the needs of young children
- Respect for diversity, equity, and inclusion are prerequisites for honouring children’s rights, optimal development, and learning
- A planned curriculum supports early learning
- Play is a means to early learning that capitalizes on children’s natural curiosity and exuberance
- Knowledgeable, responsive educators are essential
OUR PROGRAM STATEMENTOur Mission at Bayfair Daycare, as a Christian Daycare, is to provide inclusive programs with curriculum components based on Christian beliefs and values. At Bayfair Daycare, we believe that each child is curious, competent, capable, and rich in potential and deserves a secure, safe, caring, and stimulating environment in which to grow and learn. Our goals as educators are to help children reach their fullest potential in all areas of their development, to collaborate with children, families, and colleagues to create a high quality, responsive learning and care environment. Our learning environments view children, families, and educators as co-learners. Our centre has embedded the Early Learning for Every Child Today (ELECT) principles, along with the provincial pedagogy for early learning, to strengthen the quality of our programs and ensure high-quality experiences. Working collaboratively, Bayfair Daycare educators will plan for and create positive early learning environments striving to meet the following goals in a healthy and safe environment:
Expectations for Programs
Every child has a sense of belonging when he or she is connected to others and contributes to their world.
Every child is developing a sense of self, health, and well-being.
Every child is an active and engaged learner who explores the world with body, mind, and senses.
To foster communication and expression in all forms.