Fun and Early Education for Your Children

Second Street Daycare in Kirkland Lake, ON is a family-oriented center providing childcare and educational services in an all-inclusive environment. We offer a variety of different programs and events tailored to your child’s needs.

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Give Your Child a Head Start

Here at Second Street Daycare, we do more than just minding after your child. Our highly experienced teachers will also nurture your child through play-based learning. We have a wide selection of activities to match the interests and needs of your child. These are held in our spacious classrooms and playgrounds.

If your child is already attending school, you can also enroll them in our before and after-school program.

Daycare Service Schedule

  • Half Day: 6:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Half Day: 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Full Day: 6:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Facilities Made for Children

We believe that a child’s surroundings are a key part of their development. For this reason, our classrooms for infants, toddlers, and children at ELP school age have a fun and positive atmosphere. Our daycare also has 3 playgrounds for children to use. To ensure proper nutrition, we provide healthy and allergy-friendly meals and snacks

Program Philosophy

The center is based on the philosophy that children thrive in a positive environment that is safe, secure, healthy, and stimulating. We provide an atmosphere that encourages the development of self-confidence, self-esteem and independence, creativity, and cooperation. Through play, children learn about their world.

Each child’s interest in learning is stimulated and encouraged by using materials, activities, people, experience, and events. Our program promotes active learning by providing choices and accommodating individual learning stages. The objectives of our center reflect the pedagogical approaches that are suggested through “How Does Learning Happen – Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years”

Objectives:

TO DEVELOP CONFIDENCE

  • By providing opportunities for learning
  • By commenting positively on accomplishments, efforts, and attributes of the child 

TO DEVELOP RELATIONSHIPS

  • Through play, sharing, and conversing with other children and educators
  • Through ongoing interactions with children and family
  • Through ongoing involvement with local community partners 

TO EXPRESS FEELINGS AND EMOTIONS

  • In allowing and encouraging the expression of feelings
  • In the receiving and giving of affection 

TO FEEL SECURE

  • Through competent educator supervision
  • By placing necessary guidelines within play
  • By being consistent and fair
  • To ensure a “homelike” atmosphere

TO DEVELOP SELF-MOTIVATION AND SKILL BUILDING

  • By encouraging and recognizing individual efforts
  • By helping the child to become more independent
  • By providing necessary resources to encourage self-regulation within the child

TO DEVELOP RESPONSIBILITY

  • By directing the child to become responsible for his/her actions
  • By having “important” tasks available for the child to help with (i.e. tidying, making beds, etc.)








TO DEVELOP CREATIVITY

  • By supporting the child’s individuality and freedom of expression through music, dramatic play, etc.

TO DEVELOP RESPECT FOR SELF AND OTHERS

  • By providing the child with parameters consistent with his/her level of development
  • By ensuring an adequate child-educators ratio to allow for each child to be heard and “listened to”
  • By having challenging, yet self-correcting tasks available to allow for a certain degree of success 

TO DEVELOP SOCIAL SKILLS

  • By emphasizing sharing and taking turns
  • By providing guidelines that support these skills
  • By providing ongoing teaching opportunities to support such

TO DEVELOP LISTENING SKILLS AND THE ABILITY TO FOLLOW

  • Through consistent positive verbal directions

TO DEVELOP LANGUAGE

  • Through encouragement of conversation
  • Through story books
  • Through opportunities for the use of puppets and dramatic play
  • Through interaction with other children and adults

TO DEVELOP OPPORTUNITIES FOR ONGOING PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OF EDUCATORS

  • Through regular educators meetings
  • Through an open door policy between educators and management
  • Through regular exposure to currently available learning opportunities
  • Through opportunities for educators to document and review the outcomes of the program philosophy which will be reviewed annually


It is the objective of our center to support and encourage all of the above through an overall atmosphere of “Play-Based Learning.”

Testimonials

Contact us today to learn more about our programs. Call us at 705-567-6930 or email us at second_street@ntl.sympatico.ca.