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St. Lawrence Co-operative Day Care Incorporated is operated by a Parent Board of Directors, licensed under the Provincial Child Care and Early Years Act. The Day Care has been in operation since 1979 and provides quality child care in three different locations within the St. Lawrence community in Downtown Toronto.
St. Lawrence Co-operative Day Care Incorporated believes children learn through play. Play is the cornerstone where children have the opportunity to actively explore and learn through materials and their environment. Play facilitates the development of the whole child including, social, emotional, physical, cognitive and creative abilities.
In order for children’s play to be meaningful, the experiences need to reflect each child’s skills and needs. The Centre is committed to offering a high quality, child centered program that provides for children’s success in learning. St. Lawrence Co-operative Day Care strives to provide quality care for all children, regardless of race, ethnicity, financial situations, gender and family structure. All children are entitled to the same level of service, care and hours of operation.
The program involves children, parents, teachers working together in an anti-bias and integrated environment. This teamwork promotes children’s abilities to resolve conflicts, understand mutual respect, gain independence and build self-esteem. These abilities are also encouraged by teachers modeling and encouraging socially acceptable behaviour where children are supported to self-regulate and develop positive relationships.
The children’s environment is structured with routines and transitions in order to provide consistency and security. This flexibility facilitates decision making and free choice which is incorporated in the program on a daily basis.