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Thornhill Woods Daycare has two locations conveniently located in Vaughan offering Infant, Toddler, Preschool and Kindergarten Childcare. Thornhill Woods Daycare is a Ministry-licensed facility providing a safe, relaxed home-like environment making us the perfect place for your child to play, laugh, learn and discover. Let us be your child’s Home Away From Home!

Our Goals Include:

  • Nurturing each child’s unique qualities and potential through physical, intellectual, social and emotional development.
  • Through our well-trained and caring teachers, we strive to provide a safe and developmentally sound environment.
  • Enforcing a comprehensive curriculum based on age-appropriate learning activities in a play-based environment.
  • Encouraging learning through different means of activities and programs targeted to your child’s specific needs. Each child learns differently, whether they are a visual, verbal, logical, musical, physical, extrovert or introvert learner, our daily activities satisfy each area.

Not Just an Ordinary Daycare:

We are certain that we can make a positive difference in the lives of your children, families, and in the communities where we live and work. Here are some of the things that make us more than just an ordinary daycare:

Our smaller facility allows us to focus on each child’s specific needs. Every child is different and unique in their own way, and we believe that each youngster requires a core curriculum as well as a personalized learning plan that suits only your child.

We are pleased to offer an age appropriate music and yoga program.

We offer the highest safety standards as well as a nutritiously planned lunch and snack menu featuring fresh non-processed food prepared on-site in our nut-free facility. We are pleased to be able to offer food substitutions for allergies and food restrictions.

The Thornhill Woods Daycare is fortunate to have a team of Registered Early Educators who take pride in their abilities to create a positive experience for each and every child. Our highly experienced staff members are extremely dedicated to caring for and teaching children in accordance with the ELECT program as outlined by the Ministry of Education. Our teachers take regular professional development courses in child development enabling them to develop individual programs based on every child’s needs creating an environment that will foster your child’s learning.

We inspire and encourage children to learn and grow in many different ways, making sure to target each of the five main areas of childhood development.

What is Child Development?

Child development is a process every child goes through. This process involves learning and mastering skills like sitting, walking, talking, skipping, and tying shoes.

Children develop skills in five main areas of development:

Cognitive Development: This is the child’s ability to learn and solve problems.

How do we target this area of development?
Activities such as building blocks and puzzle making. Fun games include and shape recognition, alphabet and number games.

Social and Emotional Development: This is the child’s ability to interact with others, including helping themselves and self-control

How do we target this area of development?
Along with our educated staff, we leave time for group play, which is essential for this area of the child’s development. Circle time, and our brand new outdoor play area will also facilitate social and emotional development.

Speech and Language Development: This is the child’s ability to both understand and use language

How do we target this area of development?
Our daily reading programs will indefinitely enrich your child’s language skills. During reading time, children will be read books appropriate to their own level. They may also choose from an array of books in our library, for one of their own liking that will be read to them.

Fine Motor Skill Development: This is the child’s ability to use small muscles, specifically their hands and fingers, to pick up small objects, hold a spoon, turn pages in a book, or use a crayon to draw.

How do we target this area of development?
We find that one of the most anticipated parts of a child’s day is arts and crafts time. During this time, children will partake in art activities such as making papier-mâché, drawing pictures, or building small animals and objects.

Gross Motor Skill Development: This is the child’s ability to use large muscles

How do we target this area of development?
Outdoor playtime will improve gross motor skills in your child, as regular physical activity is proven to be essential for proper development.

For more information about our Vaughan daycare and Thornhill Woods daycare location and services, contact us!