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.
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
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”
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.”