Weybourne is a safe, rich, warm and natural environment where young children can enjoy interacting with each other and make sense of their world in their own time.
Children grow each day with a sense of confidence, wondering and taking risks to make meaning about the world around them. It is with this vision we designed and built our little preschoolhouse.
Weybourne is uniquely advantaged by its location within the wider Lawrence Park area. Children have opportunities to visit the library, explore on the Discovery Walk, or stroll to Lawrence Park for a swing.
A Reggio-inspired curriculum builds from the natural curiosities of children. Sometimes it will emerge from the children’s interests or may also be sparked by the teacher strategically putting out a provocation to see how the children respond or by posing inquiry-based questions that deepen learning and understanding. Teachers may also create a curiosity by reading rich literature, taking advantage of real life experiences outside and within the community, and by deeply listening and responding to the thoughts and ideas of children.
Our team of fully-qualified educators actively observe and listens to each child so we can meet their unique needs. The arts is a key role and are integrated into daily activities to maximize children’s development. Children will regularly spend time with their teacher and frequently participate in dance, drama, music, movement instruction and play; all part of the many different ways children can collaborate.
Children will engage in in-depth studies that develop out of their ideas, questions, and interests. Projects may last for short or extended periods of time and may involve individuals, small groups or the whole class. Educators choose what materials to use to support their explorations and how to research, share and re-represent their learnings. Projects involve collaboration which supports the development of cognitive, communication and social skills. Children are also encouraged to negotiate, discuss, critique, compare and problem solve during project work, all important aspects of the child’s ability to self-regulate behaviour.
Supervisor Registered Early Childhood Educator R.E.C.E
Responsible for program planning, working with staff, families, and administrative responsibilities. Provides leadership in keeping with the Reggio philosophy and HDLH. Ensures that the planning/delivery of program is developmentally appropriate curriculum for all children in the centre.
"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Registered Early Childhood Educator R.E.C.E
Fosters an environment that is safe, comfortable, and full of 'learnable moments' to promote children's holistic development. Plans and implements age-appropriate activities to help children explore the world through play and nature.
"Stars Can't Shine Without Darkness"
Early Childhood Educator
Designs curriculum to address children’s identified needs, stages of development and interests. Plans programs and environments for play and activities that help children make developmental progress.
"A warm smile is the universal language of kindness."
-William Arthur Ward
As the child care licensee, Sue ensures that the regulations of the Child Care and Early Years Act are met. Ensures that programs/services meet all legislated requirements, program quality standards, including health and safety.
Building Maintenance & Photographer
Nick maintains our facility and ensures that the health and safety requirements for toys and furniture are continuously monitored.
Toronto’s licensed child care system has over 1,000 centres and 19 home child care agencies providing early learning and care for children up to 12 years of age. The City supports quality programs which promote healthy outcomes for all children.