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HomepageMcNicoll Avenue Child Care Program
155 McNicoll Ave., North York, ON, M2H 2C1
Tel: (416)499-9743
Infant Program
Age: New born to 18 months
Ratio: 1 teacher to 3 infants
Program Goals: To establish a positive, trusting relationship with the children and their families, while respecting and supporting home cultures.
To provide a safe, healthy, physical environment which is stimulating, warm and comfortable.
To provide a program which satisfies the physical and emotional needs of the children and helps them learn to trust themselves and their world and gives them a positive sense of self.
To provide experiences that stimulate the children's senses and natural curiosity and which enhance their physical, emotional/social, cognitive, and language development.
To regularly assess the children's development through observation and documentation and to provide parents with information regarding the children's needs, interests and abilities.
Environment Setting: All equipment, toys, and furniture are age appropriate and safety approved.
There are three separate areas in the room for sleeping, changing diapers, and for playing.
The toys, play equipment, and dishes are disinfected and sterilized daily.
Multicultural books, toys, and props are provided.
Toys are rotated to ensure a variety of experiences.
Cognitive Development: Grasping, stacking and sorting toys, puzzles, books and a variety of blocks are used to develop fine motor and cognitive skills.

A variety of textured art materials are offered to stimulate the senses and encourage creativity.

Props are provided to encourage individual cultural identities.

Music, song, and finger-plays are used to stimulate language development and to provide a soothing, relaxing atmosphere.
Motor Development: Large foam blocks, pillows and mats are used for climbing and gross motor activities.
Age appropriate riding and push toys are provided for older infants.