(ages 2.5 to 3.8)
The preschool group consists of a maximum of 32 children who are placed in either the Rabbit Room or the Rainbow Room. The ratio for this age group is 1:8. There are two qualified RECE teachers in each room, as well as an assistant during the morning and later part of the day. The preschool program runs from 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. A catered lunch and snacks are provided. The program consists of daily planned and spontaneous indoor and outdoor activities, a rest time and specialized programs (i.e.. Music, Storytelling, Yoga) which has currently moved virtual do to Covid19. The preschool program uses the HiMama Childcare App to communicate with families through daily updates, meal tracking, health tracking and pictures.
(ages 2.5 to 3.8)
Palmerston Community Day Care offers a 5 morning/week nursery program from September to June, for two-and-a-half hours per day, integrated within the two preschool groups. The ratio for this age group is 1:8. Due to continued strong interest and parent request, PCDC retains this popular program each year. The nursery program operates from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday to Friday. A morning snack is provided. The program is closed during TDSB non-instructional days and during July and August. The program consists of daily planned and spontaneous indoor and outdoor activities and specialized programs (i.e.. Music, Storytelling, Yoga) which has currently moved virtual do to Covid19.
(ages 3.9 to 5)
The JK/SK program is provided to children enrolled in Full Day Kindergarten at Palmerston Ave. Jr. Public school and has a ratio of 1:13. Care includes before school care from 7:45 am to 8:50 am and after school care from 3:15 pm to 5:30 pm. Childcare is also provided during non-instructional days such as school PA days, March Break and the winter holiday. PCDC’s Registered Early Childhood Educators and Early Childhood Assistants are responsible for planning and implementing the before and after school curriculum. The play-based program will be connected to learning that occurs during the school day and include opportunities for teacher-guided and independent activities, exploration, quiet times and outdoor play. Regular communication between TDSB and Palmerston Daycare staff is encouraged to support transitions and the seamless day philosophy. The Kindergarten program uses the HiMama Childcare App to communicate with families through daily updates, meal tracking, health tracking and pictures.
(ages 6 to 12)
The school age program has a maximum capacity of 75 children and a ratio of 1:15. Four qualified RECE teachers and one ECA staff the program. The school age program consists of two parts of the day, before school care from 7:45 am to 8:50 am and an after school care from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. School age children receive a nutritious afternoon snack during the school year. During school holidays the school age children may be required to bring their own lunch, and parents/caregivers will be notified in advance. A morning, afternoon and end of day snack is provided during TDSB non-instructional days. Parents will be required to complete an Information Sharing Consent form which supports communication among the professionals involved in your child’s day to day educational and childcare experiences.