At Emmanuel at Brighton, we strive to enhance a child's natural sense of curiosity. Learning is most meaningful when it happens in the context of the child's everyday life experiences - at home with their family, and at our centre.
Through hands-on explorations and discovery, children use their senses to learn about the world around them. Our emergent curriculum is play-based and child-focused, empowering each child to reach their potential in cognitive, physical, emotional and social development.
We work closely with parents, respecting and recognizing diverse values, beliefs, customs and traditions of each family we serve.
Our environments are set up to include a rich variety of developmentally appropriate, accessible materials that encourage and promote learning through play, exploration and discovery. Children are supported through their experiences by Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECE). Along with observations and evaluations, our educators partner with the children, families and community to enhance curriculum to promote optimal growth and development for each child.
An important component of every program is creating an atmosphere of mutual respect for oneself, each other, and the world around us. 'Tools for Life', a relationship building program, is an integral part of our curriculum and provides children with the tools to problem solve and develop positive relationships in their lives.
Each program also offers children the opportunity to explore their natural world. Children who experience nature are better able to problem solve, are healthier, have less stress, are better able to focus and are more creative. Our natural playgrounds let children plant and harvest, watch the plants grow, observe insects, role play, build forts and discover dirt, mud and water. These experiences enhance a child's curiosity and allow each child to use all five senses. Our natural areas become outdoor classrooms that give each child and educator diverse experiences as the season's change. Children who experience nature will go on to develop a life-long respect for nature.
Emmanuel at Brighton Child Care Centre is a non-profit, non-denominational licensed child care centre in Waterloo that was founded in 1964.
Our centre has a licensed capacity of 115 spaces. Our programs are licensed by the Ministry of Education. The centre has a Purchase of Service Agreement with the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, and was registered as a charitable organization in 1996. The centre is open at any time for a visit or a tour with or without an appointment.
We provide early learning and care programs for children 18 months to 5 years of age. We offer:
- Full-time and part-time programs
- Full day/alternate day JK/SK program
-Summer Camp in July and August for children 6-9 years of age
The centre office is open from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m..
Please call or e-mail us for more information.
To offer the highest quality early learning programs in a safe and nurturing environment that inspire in each child a life-long love of learning.