“I could simply not speak more highly about Atelier Kids and I genuinely recommend them to every mama I might strike a conversation with on the playground. We have been so impressed with our little one’s development and overall care at Atelier.”

– Current Atelier Kids Family

Are we really that different?

Our families say that we are not just a daycare but rather happiness, empathy, care, communication and love all wrapped together, to offer peace of mind.

Our centre is homelike but offers an imaginative environment where you and your child can make meaningful connections . Our natural playscape and urban garden continue to the fuel the fire of imagination.

We are a place where you and your child look forward to every day, because they are having so much fun learning.

So feel free to exhale – you’ve finally found the best place for your child’s early learning experience.

Our educators encourage wonder and exploration

Our educators co-learn and collaborate with each child. Rather than dictating what children will learn, we help them explore so they can develop their own understanding of the world around them. And they do it all in a warm and caring environment.

We know how important it is for children to connect with, explore and appreciate the outdoors

Find Rhythm in Nature

Our centres are located in Toronto’s West End, just steps from High Park. We know how important it is for children to connect with, explore and appreciate the outdoors and we have built our program to reflect that. Our natural playgrounds were created to get kids outside to create an urban garden, explore fallen logs, sandboxes, tree stumps and lots of room to roam freely.  Our all-terrain wagons allow even our youngest children to explore the forest and our Preschoolers have the opportunity to opt in to Forest School through the High Park Nature Centre! 

Land Acknowledgement

We live, learn and teach on traditional Indigenous lands named Tkarón:to and are grateful for the opportunity to be here. Our connection with nature and the land guides our values, teaching philosophy, curriculum and community engagement. 

Our school is located on the traditional territory of many nations including  the Anishnabeg, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples. The territory is the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and Confederacy of the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. Today, this land is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island.

Will they be ready for school and life?

Our programs are inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy of Italy and follow the inquiry-based curriculum document “How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years”, outlined by the Ministry of Education. This ensures an optimal transition and improved outcomes for Kindergarten and beyond.