Where we play
Inside Atelier Kids – a studio-like, safe space for children to experiment & learn
A home is a warm, welcoming place where you are safe during difficult times. ‘Home’ is the inspiration behind our new location in the heart of High Park. We injected our Reggio-inspired touch into every corner. Natural non-toxic materials complement a modern aesthetic. Outdoor programming is emphasized at every turn.
In the Reggio Emilia philosophy, the environment is considered the 3rd teacher. What does this mean for your child? Everything about our school is deliberate. Natural and non-toxic wooden toys, lack of clutter and light-filled rooms create a relaxed environment where children feel at ease in putting their own unique stamp on their surroundings.
Besides being aesthetically pleasing, our centre boasts a safe, clean and secure environment to help make the centre comfortable for your child and your family. Our centre is constructed of steel, has advanced fire suppression systems. We have two separate HVAC systems with HRVs & HEPA filters to reduce allergens and contagions. We also have an outdoor stroller storage area for convenience.
We have monitored security systems and external cameras, with restricted access to ensure that only those that belong on the centre gain access. The decision was also made to install a back-up generator, for when the electrical system fails, providing an additional layer of security for your child and convenience for you. We have also recently added an outdoor studio to or play yard.
To create a calm environment, we used muted tones throughout the centre. To promote independent hygiene habits, which are so critical now, we installed custom kiddie toilets and sinks. We engage a cleaning service every evening to do a deep clean, to prevent disease transmission. The centres of Reggio Emilia served as a starting point for us.
From there, we created the ideal learning environment that is both safe and beautiful. Our daily Wellness Checks ensure that children and staff alike are protected, and feel safe.
Tours will be held outside of regular hours and on weekends. We invite you to visit us and to see how we differ from the rest.
Our daycare playground is natural and High Park is a short walk away
Will my child get an opportunity to play outside?
Absolutely! So much is based on the natural world and providing opportunities, for our earliest citizens to engage and respect the environment, seems like a great place to start. Our playground was created to get kids outside to explore fallen logs, sandboxes, planting gardens, tree stumps with lots of room to roam freely. Our proximity to High Park and other community parks in Toronto creates boundless opportunities to experience the outdoors through every season.