Where we play
Inside Atelier Kids – a studio-like, safe space for children to experiment and learn
A home is a warm, welcoming place where you can just be yourself. ‘Home’ is the inspiration behind our new location in the heart of High Park. We kept some of the charm of this early 20th Century home, while still injecting our Reggio-inspired touch into every corner. Natural non-toxic materials complement a modern aesthetic.
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 the modern conveniences and security to help make the centre extremely safe and comfortable for your child and your family. Our centre is constructed of steel, has advanced fire suppression systems and built to the highest current standards, along with a HEPA filter to reduce allergens. We have a stroller storage area to conveniently leave your stroller with us.
We have monitored security systems and 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. Inside, we have a heated floor to provide the utmost comfort for your child.
To create a calm environment, sound insulation systems will be installed. To promote independent hygiene habits, we have installed custom kiddie toilets and sinks, at just the right height. 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. Engaging the help of an engineer, designer and
contractor have allowed us to create the ideal learning environment that is both safe and beautiful, for the unique needs of our community. Our welcoming reception area invites you to stay and linger over a cup of coffee or tea and to watch your child as they interact with their friends and educators. We invite you to visit us our new centre and to see how we differ from the rest.
Our daycare playground is a miniature park 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 Bienenstock-designed 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.