Early Years Programs

 

Early Years Programs are for children aged 0-6 and include:
- Emergency & Occasional Child Care
- Family Drop-in
- Indoor Park Drop-in
- School Readiness program
- Healthy Foundations
- Parenting 1234
- Families Reading Together
- Family Math
For more information on specific times and days for programs, check out our Program Schedule

EMERGENCY AND OCCASIONAL CHILD CARE
Who?  Children aged 0 - 6
What? This unique, flexible, geared-to-income child care program offers short-term and occasional care on short notice. It lets parents/caregivers families who do not have regular child care relieve family stressors, attend appointments, look for work or just have a break. Early Childcare Educators also provide information, referrals and foster positive parent-child relationships.   
Why?  To support families, reduce isolation and promote healthy child and family development. 
When? Weekdays from 8:30am – 4pm
Contact: Brenda Morse at brendam@scaddingcourt.org or  416-392-0335 ext. 235

 

FAMILY DROP-IN 
Who?  Children aged 0 – 6 years and their parents/caregivers
What? A relaxing and child friendly space staffed by Early Childhood Educators in which children and their parents/caregivers can play, learn, participate in activities, make friends, and find resources and information about parenting issues and programs.
Why?  To provide a developmentally appropriate play space for children, a supportive environment and access to resources for parents, grandparents, caregivers and their children.
When? Monday to Friday 9am – 11am, Monday to Thursday 3:30pm – 6pm (year round)
Contact: Brenda Morse  at brendam@scaddingcourt.org or 416-392-0335 ext. 235

 

INDOOR PARK DROP-IN 
Who?  Children aged 0 – 6 years and their parents/caregivers
What? A safe, supervised environment that lets children be active and meet their physical development needs by running, using riding toys and bicycles, playing games, and interacting with others. Parents/caregivers must remain with their children.
Why?  To promote healthy child development and physical activity.
When? Thursdays 10am – 12pm (throughout the school year)
Contact: Brenda Morse  at brendam@scaddingcourt.org or 416-392-0335 ext. 235

 

SCHOOL READINESS PROGRAM 
Who?  Children aged 3 - 5 and their parents/caregivers (focus on newcomers, but all are welcome)
What? A program to develop child language, social, reasoning and self-help skills through literacy enhancement, encouragement of pre-reading skills, letters and numeracy, circle time, and sensory activities. Learning about healthy eating and nutrition is integrated into program activities.  Workshops for parents/caregivers on parenting and educational issues are provided.
Why?  To prepare children and their parents/caregivers for successful entry into the school system.
When? 11 - 13 week sessions (4 days/week) are offered at different community locations – contact us for details and to register.  
Contact: Brenda Morse at brendam@scaddingcourt.org or  416-392-0335 ext. 235
 

 

HEALTHY FOUNDATIONS
Who?  Children aged 1-2 OR 3-5 years
What? - Free
- Registered participants
- In the gym
- Healthy and Nutritious Snack
- Once a week for 10 weeks
- 8+ forms of physical activities that improve physical skills and literacy
- Program for the following ages:1-2 or 3-5 years
- Program for Dads and Children
Why?  - Encourages and promotes families and children to take an approach to a healthier lifestyle
- Incorporates physical  activities and physical literacy
- Offers families with the proper knowledge and skills to take action and maintain good eating and 
   exercise habits
- Aims to instill a sense of awareness about physical activity from an early age to lay the foundations
   for a lifetime of healthy living for children and families
- Encourages and promotes an integrated approach of physical movement skills to be continued at
   home.
- Free of charge and encourages families to access this opportunity at a location that fits their
   lifestyle 
Contact: Sandy Wright at 416.392.0335 or sandy@scaddingcourt.org

 

PARENTING 1234 
Who?  Young parents (focus on parents under 25 years of age, but all are welcome)
What? A solution-focused program in which young parents learn about child development, safe positive interventions to manage challenging childhood behaviours, meet other supportive parents and develop prevention and intervention strategies. Childcare is provided. 
Why?  To provide parenting and personal support to young parents with children.
When? Wednesdays 6 – 8pm
Contact: Florence Umenyi at florence@scaddingcourt.org or 416-392-0335 ext. 315

 

FAMILIES READING TOGETHER 
Who?  Children aged 0 - 6 and their parents/caregivers
What? A 6 week family literacy program that helps parents/caregivers understand how children begin to read and to develop and support pre-reading skills. Weekly sessions offer fun activities, discussion, as well as play and circle time to encourage reading skills.
Why?  To build parent/caregiver skills for helping their child develop early reading skills and to promote parent/caregiver engagement in their child’s education. 
When? 6 week sessions are offered twice per year – contact us for dates.
Contact: Brenda Morse  at brendam@scaddingcourt.org or  416-392-0335 ext. 235

 

FAMILY MATH 
Who?  Children aged 4 - 6 and their parents/caregivers
What? A 6 week program in which children learn the beginnings of arithmetic through concepts used in the real world such as measurement, estimation,   counting, sorting, and graphing.  It uses everyday materials and fun games to help them understand basic math ideas.
Why?  To develop early numeracy and math skills in a positive environment and to promote parent/caregiver engagement in their child’s education.   
When? 6 week sessions are offered twice per year – contact us for dates
Contact: Brenda Morse  at brendam@scaddingcourt.org or 416-392-0335 ext. 235