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Welcome to our Daycare

Choosing a daycare for your child is a very difficult process. We hope that providing you with this package will make your decision, and the process, easier. Please feel free to ask any questions!

Our Playground! Our main goal is to provide care for your child in a loving, stable home environment where the group is small and the individual attention is large. We want your child to feel safe and cared for, while stimulated both intellectually and emotionally in a flexible but structured environment in central Ottawa.

Description of Daisies and Dragons Daycare

The Daycare is located in a large, sturdy, child-friendly four storey 'arts and crafts' home that was originally designed in 1912* for a family with 7 little girls! It sits on a quiet tree lined street. A large part of this big family home is utilized by the children. The indoor spaces have lots of windows and high airy ceilings. The outdoor space is quite large and has many climbers and a little cottage, as well as a separate play space for the bigger children. The amount of space, coupled with the low ratio of children to staff, assures a positive learning experience and very little completion for adult attention, toys and 'arts and crafts'.

This is a new approach to the home day care situation. It is based on the premise of team work and a gentle and holistic approach to learning, playing and the environment. Dependable, gentle care will be provided by a team of care-givers who are well-trained, experienced and loving. The Daycare is more like an extended family than an institution, but it also provides the intellectual and physical stimulation necessary to develop your child's potential. (Our philosophical inspiration is based to a degree on the works of Barbara Colorosa.)

*Designed by L. Sullivan who also worked closely with Frank Lloyd Wright.

Catharine Crerar 613-276-0969

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