Choosing a childcare program can be one of the most stressful times in a parent’s life. There is so much to consider such as: what is the ratio of caregivers to children; is it convenient for me so that I may pick my child up in a timely manner; and, of course, can I afford it? If you live in Ajax and commute on one of the transit systems, then no daycare can top the convenience and quality offered by Tender Years Child Care.
Opening its doors in January 2010 in the plaza beside the Ajax Go Station, the Centre’s hours of operation conveniently accommodate most commuters’ schedules. All staff is Early Childhood Education certified, and the programs are based on the Montessori models of teaching. This offers a rich, imaginative and multi-cultural learning environment. Children will discover and observe different holidays from around the world. Multi-cultural games are added to the curriculum for both learning and fun. The children will participate in supervised, quality field trips to enhance their education. Tender Years takes great pride in offering an academy with such a high and wide scope of learning encompassing newborn care to pre-teen after school programs.
Please feel free to contact Judi Rigotti, Assistant Director, to schedule a visit. Judi cautions parents to come to the visit with prepared questions. This exercise ensures that parents may make an informed decision for the care of their children. Tender Years also offers a before and after school program for kindergarten and school aged children. The Centre currently cares for 116 children in its various programs. There are a few spaces left and subsidies are accepted. If space in the program you require is not currently available, you may request to be added to their waiting list. Please see the chart below for program age ranges.
The ratio of care-giver/teacher to child is as follows:
PROGRAM AGE RANGE CARE-GIVER/TEACHER TO CHILD RATIO
Newborn – 18 months 1:3
18 months – 2.5 years 1:5
2.5 years – 3.8 years 1:8
3.8 years – 5 years 1:10
6 years – 12 years 1:15
Lastly but no less important, safety and security must be considered when searching for a childcare centre. Tender Years offers an outdoor playground, which is surrounded by a 6-foot high solid wood fence. The playground is “Astroturf” covered for safety and to guard against slippage. Door access to the centre is controlled by a buzzer system and surveillance cameras record daily activity.
Tender Years Child Care is a welcoming and friendly place for children and parents alike. It offers the very best in modern security, attentive care and enriched education. When you are away during the workday, you know your child is safe, having fun and learning too!
Contact Tender Years Child Care
Ajax GO-Train Station
100 Westney Road
Ajax, ON L1S 7H3