Contacts:
Woodstock,ON
Main Tel: 519-421-0687
Main Fax: 519-421-2463



ALGONQUIN




ALGONQUIN
Licensed for 16 preschoolers and 15 toddlers - ages 16 months to 5 years of age
Hours: 6:30 am to 5:30 pm


Good Beginnings at Algonquin is a school-based early learning and child care centre located in Algonquin Public School. This program helps support families by offering a seamless day for children. This is one of the goals in the report by Charles Pascal "With Our Best Future in Mind" regarding the implementation of full day kindergarten, and child care centres being located in schools. When this program opens in the morning, the children from the before and after school program which Good Beginnings operates at Algonquin school, start their day in the childcare centre. This affords the opportunity for those children who have younger siblings to spend a little extra time together in the mornings. This school based program allows friendships to build with peers who will be attending full day kindergarten with them at Algonquin school. It is a great way for children to start school in September, feeling comfortable because they already have friends in their classroom. It also reduces stress for families, who may only have to stop at one location to deliver their preschooler and their school-aged children. The early learning and child care centre are included in activities which occur at the school, such as Pumpkin Fest, building gingerbread houses with Grade 8 students, reading buddies, and school assemblies. The children have the opportunity to see teachers welcomed into the centre to communicate with their teachers, and love talking to the custodians, who they know by name. Attending a school-based centre is a great way to build relationships before starting school.



59 Algonquin Rd.
Woodstock, ON N4T 1R8
519-421-9997
Supervisor:
Dana Cooper-Green
ALGONQUIN LOCATION