Hours of Operations
Hours for care are Monday to Friday, 6:45 am to 6:15 pm.
The fees are coverage for a maximum of 10 hrs a day. There is an additional cost of $10.00 for each additional half hour.
Snacks and nutritious meals are included in the Pre-School, Toddler, and Infant programs. If the toddler or infant is still on formula, it must be supplied by the parent(s). Infants not on table food and not eating from NAC’s rotational menu must have all food, drinks, and formula provided by the parent(s). All foods provided by parent(s) must meet with the requirement set out in the Canadian Food Guide and the guidelines of the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Health Unit.
All supplies for diapering, such as diapers, pull-ups, and wipes, are to be provided by the parent(s).
Infants (3 months to 17 months)
Your baby will be safe, nurtured, and loved. Cuddling and holding very young children is a big part of what we do every day. Our infant rooms are filled with places where babies can roll, sit, crawl, pull up, and walk. As they try new things, our teachers and staff are always right there providing plenty of warm praise and encouragement. Our goal is for “loving” and “learning” to mean one and the same thing to your baby, because we know young children learn best through warm, loving relationships. Secure, nurturing situations taking place under the watchful eye of our trained professionals help teach babies to cherish and trust their world, and help them weather the ordinary ups and downs of growth and development. Even routine activities such as feeding and diapering provide opportunities for our staff members to sing, talk, hold, and interact with your young child.
Toddlers (18 months to 30 months )
Hugging and cuddling are a big part of every toddler’s day. At the same time, these small people are busy finding out new things about themselves and those around them. Beginning to talk and learning to listen are just part of a toddler’s day. Toddlers climb on things, investigate cupboards, and try to take things apart. Part of the toddler’s experience is to learn about sharing and getting along with others. This is a time when they begin participating in activities for longer periods — listening to stories, singing songs, playing games, and doing art projects. Our teachers and staff are quick to provide both encouragement and a safe, secure environment as these busy little people develop self-confidence and self-worth. All our toddler activities are designed by our trained professionals. Our teachers also incorporate the children’s interests into each day’s activities to meet their specific needs and developmental levels.
Pre-Schoolers (2.5 years to 5 years 11 months)
For children, a preschool is a happy place for exploring and finding out new things every day. For parents, a preschool program should be a place that focuses on learning, yet never forgets the importance of fun. A great learning environment encourages development but never pushes your child to grow up too fast. Activities are designed to encourage creativity, foster socialization, and increase physical development. These activities consist of music, dramatic play, arts and crafts, cooking, sensory and discovery experiences, and outdoor play. This program includes teaching and guidance from our teachers, focusing on the interests of the children. A wide variety of developmentally-appropriate activities will provide children with school readiness and assure future success in school.