Safe, Small, Homelike Daycare & Kindergarten in Toronto
Outdoor Education & Forest School • Integrated Arts • Urban Gardening
High Park / Bloor West Village
Is Smaller Really Better? We think so! Our centre is homelike but with a big emphasis on safety, education, consistency and socialization. We often exceed ministry standards educator to child ratios, and have a management team with over 50 years of educational experience between us. So feel free to exhale … you’ve finally found the best place for your child’s early learning experience.
Our inclusive daycares integrate the best practices of Reggio-Emilia, Montessori and Waldorf. Coupled with our urban gardening and forest school components, our family-focussed centres are designed to meet the physical, cognitive, social and emotional needs of children aged 18 months to 6 years. Google agrees, as they only offer Reggio-inspired daycares in their corporate offices.
If you would like to help your child become a curious, capable & creative learner, who will be future stewards of our environment, then get to know us.
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.
Through observation, we take the time to understand how each child learns and what interests them.
Atelier (Noun): a workshop, studio or laboratory
Our Toronto daycare centre and Kindergarten is a place for discovery, experimentation and creation. Ours is a safe environment conceived to fuel your child’s imagination, allowing them to create, encounter, and connect with other children. Children use various materials to explore their creativity, and spark their curiosity.
At Atelier Kids, each learning area is an active workshop where children are involved with a variety of activities and social experiences that they have chosen with teachers and peers. The swirl in our emblem echoes the circular path of learning that’s intrinsic to building lifelong learners.
Our new home in High Park / Bloor West Village
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 within the Ontario school system.
Rhythm in Nature
Our daycare centre is located in Toronto’s Bloor West Village, a short walk away from High Park. So much is based on the natural world, and providing these opportunities for our earliest citizens to engage and respect the environment seems like a great place to start. Our natural playground was created to get kids outside to create an urban garden, explore fallen logs, sandboxes, tree stumps and with lots of room to roam freely.