As an established child care facility we are able to offer you and your child the best the day care industry has to offer. Careful research and planning has gone into every detail to ensure that your child gets the most out of their time with us.
Types of Programs
Peekaboo offers both part time and full time programs at all of our centres. Part time programs are available for all age groups except infants. Our part time program consists of a full day program, as few as two full days per week. Depending on availability, you would be able to pick 2, 3 or 4 full days on a consistent basis. We do not offer half day programs.
Our full time program is five days per week. Our hours of operation are listed with the information on each location. Within these hours you are welcome to drop off and pick up your child at any time. Fees for all programs are available by contacting the centre you are interested in having your child attend.
Infants - 6 Weeks to 18 Months
Full-day programs. This unique program offers a caring and stimulating environment designed to meet the individual needs of each child. Personalized schedules, feeding times and daily charting help each child and parents to develop at their own pace. Time is spent both indoors and outdoors and children are encouraged to explore their world in a safe and loving environment. Daily activities, crafts, songs, games and age appropriate educational toys all combine to provide the perfect atmosphere for growing minds and bodies. (Part time infant care is available in Waterdown, Trowers and Rutherford. )
Teacher/child ratio In the infant room is 3:10.
Toddlers - 18 to 30 Months
We offer a full day program for toddlers focusing on both physical and mental growth. Toddlers are given the freedom to explore in a safe and stimulating environment. Through thoughtful teacher guidance, social interactions are encouraged. A wide variety of planned indoor and outdoor activities are included each day. Toddlers will be fed lunch and two snacks a day in small groups at low tables with appropriate toddler chairs. A nap or rest period will be provided for approximately two hours every day. We also provide a toilet training routine and a daily charting system to assist parents.
Teacher/child ratio is 1:5 in the toddler room.
Preschool - 2 1/2 to 4 years
Preschoolers are ready to learn many new concepts including colors, shapes, numbers, size, position, patterning, sequencing, vocabulary, and listening skills. There is also plenty of time for running, jumping, climbing, dancing and developing social skills by functioning as part of a group. All of these skills are presented in a fun-filled way both inside the classroom and out in the playground. Lunch and two snacks a day are provided.
Teacher/child ratio In preschool is 1:8.
Kindergarten - 4 to 6 years
Kindergarten is a time for beginning reading and math skills to prepare your child for first grade. We offer a full-day program so your child has time to expand reading and math skills as well as participate in enrichment programs such as computers, music, art and special field trips. Peekaboo's kindergarten programs offer extra attention for your child with considerably lower child/teacher ratios than is currently available in the school system. Your child's day is designed to meet the physical, emotional, social and cognitive needs of this age group. Lunch and two snacks are provided.
Teacher/child ratio in Junior Kindergarten is 1:10
Teacher/child ratio In Senior Kindergarten is 1:12
Nursery School 27 months to 5 Years Old
Offered ONLY at our Waterdown LEAP location
Our nursery school program is designed to introduce children to group care in a loving and safe environment. Special attention is paid to ensuring that each child is exposed to social situations that allow them to explore relationships with children their own age. These bonds are formed through organized group activity with an emphasis on physical and creative stimulation. We want your kids to have a busy, enjoyable time in our Nursery school program.
Before & After School Care 4 to 12 Years Old
Offered ONLY at Waterdown, Georgetown,Vaughan, Van Kirk, Professors Lake and Newmarket
Our after school programs are organized by ECE teachers with a special focus placed on education, creativity and physical activity. We realize that your kids have been sitting at a desk for the better part of the day and after school should be a time to allow them to run off some energy and explore their creative side in an environment that promotes safety and fun. For those children looking for a little extra help after with their school work our staff are happy to sit and work through homework with your kids.
At Peekaboo we will provide curriculum that is age appropriate, as well as being enjoyable and challenging for your child.
Each age group and classroom has a variety of activities that allow your child to experience the many aspects of development. Centres within each classroom may include an area for blocks, house or dramatic play corner, an area for table toys, an art centre, a sand and water centre, a library/reading area, a music area, and a computer area. The dramatic play centre equipment for each room will be rotated on a monthly basis so children have time to enjoy a sense of make believe under different settings. Programs and themes will be posted outside each classroom for you to see in weekly intervals.
If any parent has input or suggestions for themes or activities they are more than welcome to offer them to the centre. ...