THE CHILDREN'S CENTRE

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ilestones Children’s Centre is conveniently located on the corner of Sunset Drive and Shaw Valley Drive. Our 1.5-acre location is home to a building designed and built specifically with the needs of children in mind, ample parking spaces and 3 play yards that look onto a treed area for a park like setting.

Milestones Children’s Centre is licensed for 93 children including infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Milestones Children’s Centre is committed to creating a safe and nurturing environment in which your child can explore and learn at his/her own rate of development. MCC programs include activities from a wide variety of areas including: educational play, dramatic play, creative experiences, music appreciation, social relationships, opportunities for large and fine muscle development, rest, fresh air and quiet story times.

The program and environment, both physical and emotional, are designed to accept each child as an individual. The Educators cultivate the self-esteem of the children by involving them in day-to-day decisions, problem solving when conflicts arise and by treating each and every child as an individual.

The success of our Children’s Centre is based largely on the quality of our program Educators. Milestones Children’s Centre strives to employ Early Childhood Educators who are registered in good standing with the College of Early Childhood Educators or those who are currently working towards an ECE diploma.

All Educators and the classrooms are evaluated monthly to ensure that licensing requirements and the expectations of MCC are maintained and exceeded. In order to maintain quality and to stay current, all Educators are required to participate in at least 8 hours of professional learning per year.

All employees are required to have:

  • Valid Standard First Aid & CPR-C
  • Up to date immunization
  • Criminal Reference Check/Vulnerable Sector Check

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Centre Highlights
  • Long term qualified Registered Early Childhood Educators who are certified in Standard First Aid and CPR-C
  • A qualified Kitchen Administrator and Food Handler provide healthy lunches and snacks using Canada's Food Guide
  • Beautiful playgrounds that includes gardens and a nature yard
  • Annual parent surveys
  • A parent resource area
  • Mandatory staff meetings and professional learning for all staff in order to provide ongoing, quality care
Children's Centre
Location and Hours of Operation

5 Shaw Valley Drive
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5R 6J9

Hours
6:30AM – 5:30PM

Parental Involvement

You can become involved in the program in a variety of ways:

  • Share your talents with the children
  • Ask Educators about your child’s day
  • Volunteer in the classroom and on field trips
  • Be involved with the Board of Directors
  • Provide feedback on annual parent surveys or when you see fit