Ferris Lane Community Daycare Programs

Full day care is available for children aged 18 months to 5 years. Kindergarten aged children can enjoy a full day, five day program here at our centre or may be enrolled in the school system. If enrolled in the school system, parents may choose to have their kindergarten-aged child at our centre on the 2-3 days per week that they don’t attend school.

A before-and-after school program is available for Kindergarten and School-aged children until they reach their thirteenth birthday, and includes a walking service to and from area schools.  School-age care continues through the summer months, school vacations, and PA days as a full day program.

Our teachers implement  a play-based program that is planned to meet the developmental needs of a child. Our program provides learning experiences during each part of the day.  Each week our teachers plan a difference theme-based program for their class. Toys, books, songs, and activities are changed weekly to follow the new theme. The lesson plan for your child's class is posted every Monday morning and is there for your information. Class themes are also listed in the monthly newsletter.

Classrooms are well equipped with age appropriate materials, equipment, and furnishings. We focus on developing communication, socialization, and self-help skills in each child.

All daily programs include:

Creative Art - twice daily and theme related.

Creative Play - Shelf toys are changed weekly and are theme related where possible.

Outdoor Play - Our playgrounds are equipped with age appropriate equipment for exercising and developing gross motor skills.  Two one-hour outdoor sessions are planned daily, as required by the Day Nurseries Act. In case of inclement weather, the classroom teachers will provide opportunities for active indoor play within the daily program.

Story Time - Books are read to the children at various times throughout the day, and children are encouraged in the individual exploration and enjoyment of books.

Circle Time - Teachers introduce the learning theme daily, reinforced with finger plays, songs, puppets, and other related items of interest.

Our Hours

Monday to Friday
6:45 am - 6:00 pm

Open year round.
We are closed for statutory
holidays and close at
1:00 pm on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.