Whitmore Park Child Care Co-operative is a non-profit child care center that was incorporated in September, 1980. The centre is also a designated charitable organization, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.
Philosophy of Early Years Learning
Whitmore Park Child Care Cooperative (WPCCC) is seen as a complement and an extension to the family unit and the home environment, fostering growth, while providing a nurturing and supportive environment. Communication, cooperation, mutual respect and support are essential to the well-being of the child, family, employees and all those involved in Center life. Children learn through play, and through interacting with their world. The Center strives to provide a rich balance of new experiences and learning opportunities, combined with the nurturing and guidance needed to explore this remarkable world. ”
The Teachers at WPCCC hold varying Levels of Early Childhood Education or Teaching education. Our employees exhibit a passion for early years care and continue to learn through newly developed professional development opportunities. Full time teachers receive one and a half hours of time per week to program for their group. Communication is daily with families/caregivers through the use of apps, in face or on the phone.
Our menus are planned weekly according to the Ministry of Education nutritional guidelines. We provide a morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack. Our meals are healthy, home made and offer a wide variety of options. During meal times the children eat in family gathering style where they self serve their own food and drink, creating competent and happy eaters.