In a school community formed by Catholic beliefs and traditions, the Mission of Holy Family Child Care Centre is (in co-operation with the families of the children) to care for, educate and enable children to their fullest potential to grow cognitively, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually to become successful, contributing members of our society. At Holy Family Child Care Centre, preparing children cognitively includes developing academic capabilities such as reading skills, listening skills, math concepts, science and Italian and French languages, as well as are concepts such as music and drama. These academic concepts, however, are taught at a level compatible with each individual child.
While preparing children socially we promote and provide a teaching environment that models a positive interaction with teachers, parents peers, and others. It also includes teaching children to appreciate differences in ethnic backgrounds, beliefs, languages, opinions and abilities.
In preparing children emotionally we promote and build self-esteem to help children become more independent. Independence for all children is fostered through learning self-help skills appropriate to each child’s level of development.
In preparing children physically, they are involved in activities not only for the mind, but for the body as well. This development includes gross motor skills as well as fine motor skills.
At Holy Family Childcare Centre, we prepare children spiritually by teaching them how to be role models of Gospel values and Catholic Doctrines teachings and beliefs. Also, they learn how to demonstrate an active respect for God, themselves and others.
The teachings at Holy Family Child Care Centre are facilitators of learning. Their responsibility is to know each child as an individual and how he or she learns BEST. They make learning fun and exciting for the children and provide love, guidance, support, help and respect for every child in their care. Our children are part of our FAMILY.
At Holy Family Child Care Centre we provide a safe environment where children are respected, appreciated and loved. We want to make a difference in their lives and prepare them for becoming successful, functioning members not only of our Child Care Centre community, but of our global community as well.