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Programs

Our main objective is to assist children in our care as they develop a healthy self-image and respect for themselves and others as they grow to become independent, healthy individuals. We offer regular programs with age-appropriate activities and special enrichment opportunities that are challenging, safe, creative, and fun.

Infant
7:00 AM
Arrival; Free Indoor Play
8:00 AM
Morning Snack
8:45 AM
Tidy Up; Diaper routine
9:00 AM
Playing of National Anthem “O’ Canada “
Circle Time; Preparation for Outdoor Play
9:15 AM
Preparation for outdoor play
9:30 AM
*Outdoor time/ Stroller walks
10:30 AM
Return indoors
11:00 AM
Arts/Music/Sensory movement
11:30 AM
LUNCH
11:50 AM
Diaper routine
12:00 PM
Preparation for nap time
12:15 PM
Quiet rest period; Nap time
2:15 PM
Wake up
2:30 PM
Afternoon Snack; Hand washing routine
2:45 PM
Preparation for Outdoor
3:00 PM
*Outdoor time/Stroller Walks
4:00 PM
Return indoors; Hand washing routine
4:30 PM
Diaper routine
5:00 PM
Free Indoor Play until pick-up (Infant room downstairs)
6:00 PM
DAYCARE CLOSED
*Exact outdoor play times depend on whether/Season*
**Toileting and diapering is done by one teacher during these activities
**Activities are usually done in small groups. The other children are engaged in Cognitive Activities, Dramatic activities or Free Play.
Toddler
7:00 AM
Arrival; Free Indoor Play
8:00 AM
Morning Snack
8:45 AM
Tidy Up; Hand-washing Routine
9:00 AM
Playing of National Anthem “O’ Canada “
Circle Time – Calendar, Theme of the Week, Group Discussion
9:15 AM
Music with keyboard (Mondays)
Language Program – French (Tuesday & Thursdays)
Language Program – Spanish Lessons (Fridays)
9:30 AM
Creative Arts
9:45 AM
Preparation for Outdoor Play
10:00 AM
Outdoor Play
11:30 AM
Return Indoors/ Preparation for Lunch
11:40 AM
LUNCH
12:10 AM
Oral Hygiene & Hand-washing Routine
12:15 PM
Quiet Rest Period
2:15 PM
Wake-Up
2:30 PM
Afternoon Snack
2:45 PM
Hand washing routine
3:00 PM
Science, sensory activities, free play
3:45 PM
Preparation for Outdoor Play
4:00 PM
Outdoor playtime
5:00 PM
Return Indoors
5:15 PM
Free Indoor Play until pick-up (Upstairs)
6:00 PM
DAYCARE CLOSED
*Exact outdoor play times depend on whether/Season*
**Toileting and diapering is done by one teacher during these activities
**Activities are usually done in small groups. The other children are engaged in Cognitive Activities, Dramatic activities or Free Play.
Preschool
7:00 AM
Arrival (until 10:00 a.m.); Free Indoor Play (downstairs)
8:00 AM
Morning Snack
Piano Lessons (Wednesdays 8:00 -11:30am)
8:45 AM
Tidy Up; Hand-washing Routine
8:50 AM
Prepare to go to classroom (upstairs)
9:00 AM
Classroom Arrival- Playing of National Anthem “O’ Canada”
9:15 AM
Circle Time
9:30 AM
Arts & Crafts
10:00 AM
Outdoor Play (weather permitting – otherwise, indoor gross motor activities)
10:30 AM
Tae kwon do (Fridays)
11:00 AM
Return Indoors (change shoes, Hand-washing Routine)
Language –Spanish lesson (Mondays)
French lessons (Tuesday and Thursdays)
11:30 AM
LUNCH
12:15 AM
Oral Hygiene & Hand-washing Routine
12:20 PM
Quiet Rest Period (nap or quiet activities)
2:15 PM
Wake-Up
2:30 PM
Afternoon Snack
2:55 PM
Hand-washing Routine
3:10 PM
Academic Builder – Math, Reading, Writing
3:30 PM
Free Indoor Play
Movie Day (Friday)
3:45 PM
Organized Activities – creative, science, sensory, cognitive, drama, cognitive)
4:00 PM
Tidy-Up; ready for afternoon Outdoor Play
4:10 PM
Outdoor Play (weather permitting – otherwise, indoor gross motor activities)
5:00 PM
Return Indoors; free indoor play
5:45 PM
Preparation for Pick-Up
6:00 PM
DAYCARE CLOSED
Junior / Senior Kindergarten
7:00 AM
Arrival (until 10:00 a.m.); Free Indoor Play (downstairs)
8:00 AM
Morning Snack
Piano Lessons (Wednesdays 8:00 -11:30am)
8:45 AM
Tidy Up; Hand-washing Routine
8:40 AM
Prepare to go to classroom (upstairs)
9:00 AM
Classroom Arrival- Playing of National Anthem “O’ Canada”
9:10 AM
Academic Skills, Group/class activities: math; language; science, counting Quiet Activities – reading, blocks, math centre, etc.
9:40 AM
Circle Time, morning message, calendar – days of the week/months, weather, singing songs, or read a book.
10:00 AM
Outdoor Organized/Free Play (weather permitting; otherwise, indoor gross motor) – including physical and health activities
11:00 AM
Return indoors; Lunch preparation (change shoes, Hand-washing Routine, set –up)
Language – Spanish lessons (Monday)
French lessons (Tuesday and Thursdays)
Tae Kwon Do Lessons on Friday from 11:00-11:30 am)
11:30 AM
LUNCH
12:00 AM
Oral Hygiene & Hand-washing Routine
12:15 PM
12:15- 2:15 – Lights off, Nap time for children sleeping.
(Quiet “whisper” voices & quiet, organized activities – combination of teacher-directed learning and individual discovery)
  • 12:15-12:45: Complete worksheet from group/class math, language/science activity
  • 1:15-2:15: Individual quiet discovery activities: reading, journal writing, drawing, colouring, activity sheets, puzzles, quiet math centre activities, etc.
2:30 PM
Afternoon Snack
2:50 PM
Hand-washing Routine
3:00 PM
Learning centres: computer activities, math centre, creative writing and crafts centre, dramatic play centre, listening centre, blocks centre, science centre (follow-up on science class activity on Fridays)
Movie Day (Friday)
Wednesdays- 3:00-3:20 Show and Tell
4:00 PM
Outdoor Organized/Free Play (weather permitting; otherwise, indoor gross motor) – including physical and health activities
5:00 PM
Return Indoors; free indoor play until pick-up
5:45 PM
Preparation for Pick-Up
6:00 PM
DAYCARE CLOSED

All of our programs include

  • a safe environment for learning, playing, eating, and resting
  • a hot nutritious lunch
  • two snacks (one morning, and one afternoon)
  • outdoor organized activities and free play
  • indoor organized activities and free play
  • community outings (when extra cost is involved parents are notified in advance)
  • group and individual activities
  • special programs (i.e. Spanish, French, Tae Kwon Do, Piano, etc.)
  • quiet rest periods (nap time on cots for toddlers and preschoolers; quiet rest or quiet activity time for kindergarten

Admission & Enrollment

O’ Happy Day Daycare is licensed to admit up to 53 children. We currently offer four regular programs: Infant, Toddler, Preschool, and Kindergarten. Enrollment is filled on a first-come first-served basis. Parents/guardians may place their children on the waiting list (if the program is currently full or if the child/children are not yet of age) by submitting the one-time non-refundable Registration Fee and filling out the Registration Form. The following must be provided to our organization prior to any child’s admission:

  • A completed Registration Form for each child to be enrolled
  • Completion of all other forms in the Forms booklet provided by the daycare
  • Each child’s health and immunization record (attach copy to Toronto
  • Public Health Request for Immunization Information for Registrants to
  • Licensed Child Care Programs – in enrollment package)
  • Payment of a one-time $25 registration fee* for each family. (*Non -refundable)