Infant (0 - 18 months)
At Tiny Explorers Academy, our small group sizes provide your infant with the opportunity to develop a trusting relationship with the instructors, as well as their peers. We understand your child has individual needs and we ensure these needs are met.
The infant program introduces early concepts of the Montessori and Reggio Emilia approaches. These philosophies state that children learn best within a loving and social environment. The instructors at our childcare centre understand this, and help stimulate your child, encouraging them to establish a sense of self.
At our childcare centre, children acquire knowledge by exploring, experimenting, and interacting with the materials and environment around them. Classical music, art, storytelling, and drama are incorporated into our infant programs. Fine motor skills are developed through art and sensory stimulation.
Toddler (18 months - 2.5 years old)
Our toddler program is designed to guide children as they explore the world with wonder. We emphasize trying new things and having fun while learning. Our toddler program is a blend of methods from the Montessori and Reggio Emilia schools of thought. We help children learn and develop in a safe and stimulating environment.
The toddler classroom is designed with various areas of play, including reading areas, puzzle logic game areas, and other sensory stimulating game areas. When planning the direction of projects, the teacher will use the children’s interests as a guide. Music, art, and storytelling are all a regular part of our toddler program’s curriculum. We believe that exposure to classical music can enhance the child’s social, emotional and cognitive skills. Our main focus is to ensure the safety and development of your child.
Preschool (2.5 - 4 years old)
The preschool program features a more academic approach to learning. More emphasis is placed on individual responsibilities, problem solving, as well as cognitive, social, and emotional development. Our educators use formal learning techniques that help children continue to develop their language, literacy, numeracy and science skills. We do this through experiments, classroom discussions, and small tasks.
Maria Montessori, the founder of the Montessori program, explains that children are capable of developing concentration and self-discipline and they need an environment that supports the development of these skills. Tiny Explorers Academy provides classrooms equipped with natural furniture, plants, and developmentally appropriate toys and materials. We recognize the individuality of each child and their interests, and are committed to providing an environment that helps every child in our preschool program develop a genuine love for learning. We take field trips, nature walks, and conduct in-class experiments. The preschool program includes story time, songs, rhymes and exposure to classical music, all of which are proven to enhance child development.
We provide a quality program with the best pedagogical approaches to help your preschooler build positive relationships, and focus on their social, physical, and emotional development. We are committed to preparing preschoolers for success in their future academic endeavours.
Healthy, Organic Cuisine
At Tiny Explorers Academy, we offer a home cooked style menu that is nutritiously balanced for children in each age group. Our food is made with the freshest ingredients and is free of any processed products. We've also built our menu around food that children will love.
We ensure each meal:
- Features fresh ingredients and home style recipes
- Follows the specific dietary needs of each child
- Meets or exceeds the requirements in the Day Nursery Act
- Offers a variety of nutritional foods
A Safe Childcare Facility
Tiny Explores Academy ensures your child is in a safe and secure environment at all times. We are located in the heart of Toronto, in a beautiful new facility that incorporates environmentally friendly materials and technologies. We have an abundance of natural lighting and a spacious playground that faces Toronto’s Beltline Trail. With our beautiful natural setting, we encourage your child to develop a healthy relationship with nature.
Our Childcare Philosophy
Tiny Explorers Academy has developed an enriched curriculum based on the two recognized philosophies. We follow the Reggio Emilia and Montessori philosophies and use them as a guide in our settings, activities and materials. Both approaches encourage children to enhance their learning experience based on their interests and abilities. These two philosophies are built on a vision to improve society by helping children realize their full potential.